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Old 03-20-2013   #311
 
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That front bay cover.
Do you have that set up to double as a table top?

Is it strong enough to double as a backboard?
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I know no one wants to think this way but as a former EMT I've wondered about making that cover also a backboard.
Webbing / hand slots would be easy to accomplish, obviously.
Hence my interest in materials that look like what one would find some backboards made of.

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He's finally rigged and ready to go, yahoo! 11' Sotar Legend with Madcatr frame.
That is sexxxay.
The bent tubing is gorgeous--and each bend is functional instead of just having bends for the sake of having bends. A lot of thought went into that frame--love the cam-locked folding oar towers!

Very, very sports car-ish!!

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That front bay cover.
Do you have that set up to double as a table top?

Is it strong enough to double as a backboard?

Here's my front bay cover/table. I did put slots in it for a backboard. I am not an EMT, and don't pretend to be one, but I figure if it was needed, I'd like to have it available to someone more skilled than me.

I hadn't thought about handholds. Thanks for the feedback.

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OK here is some frame/welding porn. My 12.5' boat is heavy enough I like to run a thwart on the back to help with reflipping. I can reflip it fine without, but with it I can do it - NOW. I had Madcatr make a bracket for the back of that frame to hold up the thwart better. My concept, he improved the design. So fun! Notice each arm has tabs, that just rest on the frame. That is shown well where it sits on the back bar, the side bar ones are already strapped down. I secure them with straps, just make an 8 and it is there.
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Notice the bends that just hug the thwart - he's an artist.
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A lot of thought went into that frame

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That is sexxxay.
The bent tubing is gorgeous--and each bend is functional instead of just having bends for the sake of having bends. A lot of thought went into that frame--love the cam-locked folding oar towers!

Very, very sports car-ish!!




Here's my front bay cover/table. I did put slots in it for a backboard. I am not an EMT, and don't pretend to be one, but I figure if it was needed, I'd like to have it available to someone more skilled than me.

I hadn't thought about handholds. Thanks for the feedback.
A backboard actually needs to have a lower spacer area that lifts the main board up so that you can get your fingers in those hand slots. So having a material that can be durably glued to itself is important.

Options to get around that, with limitations, is to have your patient straps not go across the bottom - they would snag with weight on them without the spacers- and just go across the patient twice to fasten. Also the hand holds could be fitted quickly with longer 1 inch tubular webbing that has a use elsewhere on your boat. That soft webbing can put the weight across your shoulders and really help when packing sidehill with the varying levels that crew will need to hold the stretcher at.

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I'd like to make some of those spacers to fit snug against the frame - creating some seat stability and .....

Nobody needs to make fun of me for being over the top on my kitchen plans. Please and thanks, OK?

and having some spacers that would hold drawer slots below the kitchen table. The drawers being serving trays that I yard sale acquired. Take them out of the dry box with cooking gear and silverware already in them and screw in a drawer stop. Utensil drawer faces the cook. Silverware drawer faces the general population. This isn't for just organization and table space but also for some cleanliness.

Does anyone know how cutting board material holds up to the heat from some of the blowtorch camp stove bottoms that like to brag about how fast they can boil water?
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Nobody needs to make fun of me for being over the top on my kitchen plans. Please and thanks, OK?
I like over the top. Its where I live. And I love the drawers idea.
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I like over the top. Its where I live. And I love the drawers idea.
It gets worse.
Paper towel dispenser with moisture cover.

I have learned that an entirely separate table is needed several feet away that has snacks and a coffee pump.

Leave the cook(s) alone.

Back to raft porn.
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He's finally rigged and ready to go, yahoo! 11' Sotar Legend with Madcatr frame.
You are making us jealous and there's no way mama's going to let me get a 2nd boat in less than a year. I have cat envy.
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A backboard actually needs to have a lower spacer area that lifts the main board up so that you can get your fingers in those hand slots. So having a material that can be durably glued to itself is important.
I've got a table frame under the board:




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I'd like to make some of those spacers to fit snug against the frame - creating some seat stability and .....
Exactly the reason my table frame is the size it is.

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Nobody needs to make fun of me for being over the top on my kitchen plans. Please and thanks, OK?

and having some spacers that would hold drawer slots below the kitchen table. The drawers being serving trays that I yard sale acquired. Take them out of the dry box with cooking gear and silverware already in them and screw in a drawer stop. Utensil drawer faces the cook. Silverware drawer faces the general population. This isn't for just organization and table space but also for some cleanliness.
You're going to need to post pics if you ever build that!!

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Does anyone know how cutting board material holds up to the heat from some of the blowtorch camp stove bottoms that like to brag about how fast they can boil water?
Generally not good based on our experience leaving cutting boards on top of our solid surface kitchen range and turning a burner on underneath them! Oops!

Flip one of your yard sale cooking trays over. Give the cutting board material a 1" air space. Should work fine.

If its HDPE, it won't be easy to glue. 3M Scotch Weld DP 8010 is supposed to work, but SS bolts/screws/rivets would be a better idea. Polypropylene is supposed to be marginally easier to glue than polyethylene, but still...mechanical fasteners would be more reliable.
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