Yesterday afternoon I started cutting the holes for the windows to the port side. I finished today. I had to wait to get some more tips for the plasma cutter. I got them early this afternoon so it was full steam ahead again.
This is the wooden template I made. The nozzel of the plasma cutter makes up the additional 15mm all round that is needed for the finished size. It simply a case of keeping it square to the template. I have found the plasma cutter cuts cleaner when it is moved faster. The temptation is to go slowly as if welding. My machine will cut about 1/2 inch a second. I am getting better at it.
Shiny window frame
The front of the boat curves in and up. Initially I set the window square as it seemed to be the right thing to do. However once the window was in it looked wrong, so I had to weld a bit in the bottom and grind out the top. Only about 10mm at the front so it is now in slightly colckwise. Now it looks right.
I managed to angle grind my knee again today. Not enough to require a visit to A&E this time though.
Top left is the one that needed stitches 2 weeks ago, the others are fresh this afternoon.