Category «Deck Hardware»

Caprail Trim and T-Track are IN!

Ok, this took a lot longer than expected. I will save the minutiae of the actual install and just give a summary of the good, the bad and some tips and tricks for anyone considering something similar. Plasteak We went with Plasteak, which is this fake plastic teak make from recycled HDPE plastic. It really …

Forward Portlights Bedded and Sealed

After a bit of trial and error, trying to find the best method of installation, the Newfound Metals portlights have been installed and sealed in the forward salon. While the installation videos on the NFM website well produced and informative, our installation is a bit different than “normal” and required a different technique. Different in …

Portlight Templates

In preparation for portlight installation, I made cutout templates on the CNC machine, based on drawings from the recently updated Newfound Metals Website. The springtime pressure wash of the deck and a dry weekend are prerequisites before installation can begin. I am also waiting on more Coosa board, on backorder, to be used as rot-resistant …

Bow Pulpit Platform Test Fit

The bow pulpit platform, just tack welded together for now, is on the boat. The aft bracket mounting holes matched with those of the cap rail, and the rig fitting plates align with the center line. The toughest part of the fit was simply getting the thing on the boat. The thing is awkward in …

Upper Chain Locker is In

Once thought as one of the first items to be framed in, ends up being one of the the last. Finish work can now proceed in the v-berth. As designed in the drawing A recap of the design: there are two chain lockers. One “upper” one “lower”. The upper is intended for chain/rope anchor rode. …

Precious Metals: Bow Pulpit Test Fit

Part I of the bow pulpit has arrived for fit testing. It is made from 316 stainless steel tubing (2 and 1.5 inch) and half-inch plate. Though just tack welded for now, it looks very nice and shiny. In financial news this week, the chairman of the Federal Reserve lifted other metals, like gold and …