16 foot day sailor modification advice

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Ocean Kiwi, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Ocean Kiwi
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    Ocean Kiwi New Member


    I'm thinking of changing the fore deck of this fairly plastic and plain looking fiberglass Whiting 16 day sailor into the a far nicer, shapely version called a coronet custom 16 as shown in the first 3 pics.

    Any ideas on how to best make the alterations?

    It is amazing what a bit of mahogany and an eye for nice lines can achieve!



    D.jpg coronet custom 3.jpg coronet custom 5.jpg
    Whiting 16.jpeg whiting16_1.jpg whiting16_2.jpg Whting 16 yellow.jpg day
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    You can do just about anything to make these changes, though you may want to value the cost and effort, against what you might be getting from the modifications.

    You're correct, a little bright work can pretty up anything and I'll bet you can get a similar effect, just by putting on a nice oak (or whatever species) rub rail on and maybe a splash guard.
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