I have a mohogany compass riser that I shaped to mate to the deck of my Shearwater just forward of the bungee cord rigging, the riser is not glued to the deck at this time...
I am presently going through the varnishing procedure, at my 3rd coat on the deck...
When the boat is finished and time for rigging, I plan to epoxy the compass riser to the deck. Does anyone see a problem with this...gluing the riser to half a dozen coats of varnish? Should I instead mount the riser using a SS screw from underneath, from inside the cockpit?
I didn't want to glue it ahead of time before applying the varnish for a reason, I did not want to work around it varnishing and wetsanding, I believed all this work would show and look bad from working in a circle constantly in probably the most noticeable area on the deck.
Anyway I think I am 'talking' myself into drilling the deck using a screw from underneath to secure it and with a dab of marine RTV.
Interested to 'hear' your thoughts and what others do with things like this.
P.S. This pic is from a temporary rigging before I sanded the boat. I rigged it and then drilled all the rigging holes out bigger to fill them in (drill, fill, drill).