Category: Deck Hardware

Forward Cleats are IN!

Folding, spring loaded, popup cleats from Accon Marine. Admittedly, I am not that fond of the look. But the choice was function over form. I was originally considering the ABI hawsecleats, but ABI shut its doors when the economy tanked.…

Deckfills are In!

Today’s lecture is how to install a deckfill in your cored deck. Here is the correct way to install a deckfill (well, correct way according to us). From the underside, spot the center of the (future) deckfill, and drill a…

Forward Hawse Pipes are In

Finished installing them last week. Also shown is a sample section of PlastTEAK on the caprail. I know, I know, it doesn’t look as good as nice varnished teak, but that is just the point. As much as I appreciate…

Prefit of the T-Track

Before hull and deck bonding can happen, the T-track, which is thru-bolted to the caprail, must be pre-fitted. For the non-sailors: the T-Track is a long piece of aluminum track in a standard “T” profile to which a number of…