A bit of forward movement, I got the edges of the cutouts rounded over and sanded down to the fiberglass around them. I figured out how I’m going to route the wires from one place to another, and I made the mount plate for the mast.
(If you look closely you can see where I screwed up the center when I started the cut on the CNC machine, but it doesn’t hurt anything)
Those tiny holes will get drilled out and threaded inserts will be pressed in, then the whole thing will be epoxied in place.
Also, following in @Mat’s footsteps I got a Stock Tank for testing.
The platform it’s sitting on was originally going to hold a hot tub, but that project did not make it past the “clear cedar is how much?” phase.
Next week I’m going to carve out the holes the wires run through, and actually put the motor assembly in the tub and spin it up. This assumes that the battery box somehow magically assembles itself between now and then.