The first thing I had to do was strip 3 layers of old paint to get to the FG so the epoxy would adhere to and make a good bond.
Using a heat gun and a one sided chisel the paint came off fairly quick. Some places I had to grind off the rest using a carbide forming disk.
I had to cut away a couple of the upper stringers to make room for the new bulhead.
Then came the patterns. Using light weight paneling they were temporarily epoxied to the overhead and hull.
After getting the Stbd side laid out it was time to transfer it to some 1/2" marine ply.
After the plywood was cut it fit in pretty good.
Then came the tabbing process after filling in the outer gap with a sealer.
I ordered a custom tank with the fittings placed as needed.
As well I needed a place to hang and store all the gear. On the port side I epoxied in supports for a rigging board. I plan to put in storage shelves on the Stbd side, but I've moved onto the head first.
Adding a little more storage space over the new holding tank.
The face has about a 5º angle so the doors stay shut on their own while at the dock. But I'll be adding twist buttons later. The upper compartment doors fold down and the bottom one folds up. I figure the top shelf will be good for the life raft and ditch bag since it's right under the big hatch. I found too that by using the holding tank corner and the lower shelf as steps, that I can get out the big hatch fairly easy now. It makes a great emergency escape now.
The upper shelf is where the life raft and ditch bag goes along with some other supplies.
The center section is where the tools go................
And the small door at the bottom will be for soft supplies since the sewage hoses are in that area unprotected.