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Mahogany boat console for Boston Whaler

by Surfhunter22
posted 01-28-2018 03:26 AM


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Andre

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 04:34 AM

you could go with splines and epoxy it all together?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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runswithscissors

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 04:52 AM

You could get rounded corners by using something like brick mould. I’m sure you would have to make your own if you want to go with mahogany.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 04:56 AM

I grew up in the Florida Keys and on Whalers. First one was a 15 like yours, then traded up to a 17. I eventually wound up going to a fiberglass console. Those tri-hulls pound the crap out of the boat, and the wooden consoles just couldn’t handle the constant abuse. Whatever you wind up doing, over-build it or it will come apart in pretty short order.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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John Smith

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 02:47 PM

X2 with Brad:

you need to put a LOT of thought into how wood ties in with fiberglass on tri-hulls
compared to a deep-V. the tri-hulls were my worst experiences in rough water. (and still is).
pay special attention to the joints and anchor points. mahogany will look awesome when you are done !!

a couple of good boat sites are fiberglassics.com and thehulltruth.com

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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Surfhunter22

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#5 posted 01-28-2018 05:39 PM

Agree it needs to be built for abuse. Having percussion joinery is a risk since I’m sure any movement will result in cracks in the finish.

I plan to use a 3/4 round over but to round the board edges. It would be nice to have some pieces that could be disassembled in the future but I don’t see that as an option. It will receive ~ 3 coats of west systems and 3-4 coats of varnish once done.

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Surfhunter22

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#6 posted 01-17-2019 03:57 AM

Here’s how she turned out.

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MSquared

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#7 posted 01-17-2019 04:29 AM

Nicely done! Around here, she’d be well admired. A little beauty!

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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John Smith

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#8 posted 01-17-2019 12:47 PM

agree – very nicely done !!
what did you use for the clear coat ?
what part of the world are you in ?

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-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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#9 posted 01-17-2019 03:37 PM

I did 4 coats of a special clear epoxy (west systems) and 4-5 coats of varnish.

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#10 posted 04-03-2019 04:01 PM

Great Job! The varnished look on wood adds so much to boats!

-- Bruce, Florida

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