After completing the construction of the dorade box, the next step was to make the brackets to secure to the deck. Continuing to use L. Pardey's instructions in the "Cost Conscious Cruiser" I used some scrap 3/32" thick (just under 1/8" thick) bronze sheet stock for material. Using a jig saw I cut them about 5/8" wide and 2" long. I drilled a single hole for a 1/4" bolt on one end and two smaller holes for #10 pan head self tapping screws on the other end. Then I took each piece of pre-drilled bronze and clamped it in my machine vice, heated with a propane torch till it was red then tapped it over with a hammer to the appropriate angle. Then, while it was sill very hot I tapped it with the hammer to help it realign molecularly, then quenched it in water. I was very satisfied with the fit. Next, I drilled and screwed them to the inside of the box, Next, I positioned the box on the deck and drilled quarter inch holes through the deck. The deck under the aft holes was solid glass but the forward holes were over a cored deck. So, I over drilled the forward holes, dug out the core, and filled them with epoxy and left it to cure overnight.