Ok, so winter is just around the corner for us in the Northern Hemisphere.
I am preparing to install the Little Cod wood stove in our new catamaran
I have located only two areas that it could even possibly work. Those are: 1) In place of a hanging locker we have on the bridge deck
and 2) In place of our nav station which is completely unused.
I have selected the nav station option because it's down lower (heat rises) and is unused. We use the hanging locker all the time.
I started to carefully disassemble the nav station and have run into some issues. Let me just start by saying wood work is not my forte (notice it's not listed on my website!! ha ha!!)
Anyway, I have started taking out all the brass screws holding my nav station between a couple of hanging lockers and onto the cabin sole
As I got way to the back, I noticed that both the desktop
of the nav station and the housing for the 3 drawers that goes with the nav station are glassed to the hull!
Not only that, every single
little piece of wood work is both glued and screwed with brass screws that look brand new. This makes it challenging to take them apart - I already cracked a piece of trim!
Does anyone know if:
1) it is OK to cut through the tabbing of the desktop
and the drawer structure with an angle grinder or something to release them from the hull
2) there is any way to release the little pieces of wood that form the nav station from each other, considering they are glued and screwed?
My overall plan is to keep the nav station and have it be simple to install again, should I (for some reason) have to sell the boat.
PS: I bought a boat that was overbuilt and solid... Didn't imagine that could be a *problem*, but it is! ha ha