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Back to boat work this week, new owner of a Westsail 32 needed scupper covers port & stbd. for side deck drains. Made a template for the port side and I'm here to tell you, in 44 years of custom shipbuilding this is the 1st time the other side of the boat was what we call equal and opposite. Turned the template over and it fit. Moving on, the owner had a piece of teak left by a previous shipwright that afforded about 80% of the material required. Lots of dados with mortise and tenons combined to create a strong and functional grating. The end result speaks for itself. Had enough left over to make a trivet for the galley.

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Nice clean work. Nicest looking part of that boat.:p
 

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That is some craftsmanship, when one can take a restoration project and make it better than it was originally. Those look like a perfect fit. and having enough material to throw in a bonus makes it even better. Well Done.

I have a sailboat sitting next to the shop I need to get busy on the restoration, there is wood and there is the fiberglass too. It will be a fun project once I start on it.
 

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Great custom fit.
 

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Super great scupper grate:)
 

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That is some craftsmanship, when one can take a restoration project and make it better than it was originally. Those look like a perfect fit. and having enough material to throw in a bonus makes it even better. Well Done.

I have a sailboat sitting next to the shop I need to get busy on the restoration, there is wood and there is the fiberglass too. It will be a fun project once I start on it.
This was my last build. My kids and I spent 7 years aboard sailing. This was laundryday in the tropics.
 

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Beautiful Craft
 

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Had a sailboat in my past, Islander 32, appreciate yur work and the upgrade. Nice.
 

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Impressive fit. I am curious what kind of glue you use that can withstand the elements?
 

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Impressive fit. I am curious what kind of glue you use that can withstand the elements?
I still use Resorcinol for any exterior marine applications.
 

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Nice grate. Very nice work.
 

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Very nice! Matches your boat!
 
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