We are doing a refit
of our Gulfstar
and as part of this we are wanting to "re-arrange" the engine
room to make it more organized and also relocate the refrigerator compressor
to the engine
One of my goals is to mount a small shelf (14" x 12") shelf in the engine room to mount the compressor
on. I have built the shelf from wood and coated it all in epoxy
. My goal was to mount this to the fore or aft engine room bulkheads but there is just not a good place to do that and still leave ample room to get into the engine room for matineance and move around.
My next thought is to glass in some mounting blocks to the inside of the hull
, attach my shelf to those mounting blocks and then attach the DC refridgerator compressor to that shelf.
The problem is I have never done this and not sure how to. I see other small mounting blocks where water
lines are attached to the hull
so I figure it is a standard practice.
Do the questions are:
1) If I am going to do this what is the best wood to use. I assume some kind of hardwood, does that make sense?
2) Do I just put a bit of 5200 to hold it in place and then put a few layers of epoxy
resin and glass matt over the block and out 5 inches or so around the block to the hull?
3) The inside of the hull appears to be painted, do I need to sand it down to raw glass before I can do this?
4) Lastly are their reasons why I should not even be considering this as an option?
Thanks in advance for those that have charted this course before me.