These are not an essential piece of joinery for the Luggers. However, after 40 odd years of use, sometimes abuse and neglect, the centre plate case which is quite an active part of the craft can suffer serious damage due to it being the fulcrum pivot position of the centre plate.
Please note how the Mk 1 Lugger just had a bare structure of glass fibre ribs to support the trunk, however in this instance getting at the pivot pin for the centre plate was easy.
The second picture of Mk 1 Angie image was of her with her casing completed and looking very much the part.
The kit comes complete with all holes drilled for the screws provide. You will note the fairlead and jamming cleat on the port side will require longer machine screws. We can supply these once we have information on your present fittings size. It’s all removable for cleaning and maintenance, but doesn’t it look so much more a professional piece of work?
For the MK2, in our case Katerina, it became a MUST to use this facia panel kit from JLJ. You will have followed the glass fibre repair works and replacement of the centre plate pivot pin with the strengthening side plates and new pin. To gain access to this area it was necessary to cut away a small area of the outer skin of the casing. This is purely an outer casing and not the centre plate trunk. But aesthetically it certainly needed a full side and forward facia panels to be fitted. All new fairleads and jamming cleat were then fitted through the facias with machine screws, nuts and washers. Again, all fully removable if needed.