FYI: I have never done anything like this before.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently bought a Macgregor 26S and am in charge of all that goes with it. Husband is supportive, but this is my
boat, so if I screw up, let's just call it a "learning experience".
My current project is a stereo system and cabin speakers (will work on cockpit speakers later). It has already taken me 2 days to mount the stereo unit, connect it to a power source, and run the speaker wiring (the hardest part of the job, btw). A friend is helping me with the cabin speaker cabinets. She has ALL the woodworking tools, since she builds furniture as a hobby in her garage. I started with butt joints and glue sticks. I had a few questions so I called her. She cringed when she saw it. She made a few suggestions, but I didn't have the tools, so she offered to help,
I accepted, and away we went to her house.We pulled it all apart, and now we are doing "rabbet" and "dado" joints! It is sitting in her
garage with a bunch of clamps, waiting for the glue to dry. How did I get so lucky?
I learned a lot and it only cost me her dinner.
Will post some photos once the glue has dried.