Sorry it's been so long since my last update, I've been so busy working on the boat whilst trying to move house at the same time, it's been hectic to say the least!
I haven't really touched the console yet but having it here has helped me plan out what goes where under the deck. I'll be going shopping for electronics and instruments fairly soon and a packet of jigsaw blades while I'm at it
Pic 1 - 2" plastic waste pipe going in under the deck for cables, one each side for the 2 motors will exit the deck inside the console.
Pic 2 - Had new iroko trim machined up for the outer mounting of the tubes. This took hours to fit as I had to individually measure and mark out the 100 fixing holes to match what was in the hull already plus another 100 holes for the bolts that hold the tube clamping strip!
I have now made new clamping strips that hold the tube in place out of polished 316, haven't got pics yet but it does look very nice! Had to go thru the whole process of transferring the 100 hole positions from the hull to the stainless again, that plus having to bend the 50x5mm in both planes to match the bow shape meant that was a week of evenings just on its own! And I've got to repeat the whole process again for the inside
Pic 3 - This weekend I started laying the deck for good, for anyone wondering the centre section of the deck (2no 8'x4' sheets) will be removable so they will be fitted later. I used 6x50 A4 woodscrews to fix it down, bought 600 but now looks like I will need another 600 including fixing the console and seats! They're at 4" centres which may seem a lot of screws but Halmatic decided to have them staggered at 1.25" centres!
Pic 4 - 1 layer of 450csm + plus 1 layer of tissue cut to shape ready for glassing.
Pic 5 - Job done! Turned out pretty good considering I've got almost no laminating experience whatsoever
It's pretty flat and smooth, I think once the non slip flowcoat goes on you won't see any of the overlaps etc. It's got a nice solid feel to it as well with no movement at all when you jump on it so I'm happy.