February 26, 2011

Boat Projects

A small sampling of some of my recent composite projects.  I'm getting good at fiberglass work I think.


New carbon fiber/fiberglass tillers.  These replace some wooden ones that had ugly wooden blocks fiberglassed to them to lift the tiller cross bar higher. 


wave deflectors for cockpit drains.  When a big wave hits the underside of the bridgedeck, water shoots up the drains.  These should reduce the amount of salt water that gets in the cockpit.  Knock on wood but we've never had an actual wave end up in the cockpit.  I made a mold and I'm popping these out, one by one.



a side deck toerail.  There is a part of our deck that is slippery and Diane has nearly slid a foot over the side there.  So this is a little bit of foam and glass, glued to the deck with thickened epoxy.

3 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Rails for safety are so important and to see you integrate it so perfectly with the existing lines of the deck soothes my tired eye. Maybe it’s time for a drive past the marina and boat yard...

Ramsay said...

Nice work. I guess you made a mold for the tiller too? I expected it to be black. I don't think you're a fan of gelcoat. Is the white enamel?

arb said...

Nice work Evan.