homemade enclosure?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by dogboy, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. dogboy
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    dogboy New Member

    I have a 20 foot Grady-White fishing boat built in 1980. The bimini top that came with it is on its last legs. A custom built t-top is more than I paid for the boat. Any ideas/leads on a design for a retrofit wooden enclosure that can look homemade but not downright ugly would be appreciated. Am considering extruded and sheet aluminum in conjunction with wood. :confused:
  2. 8knots
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    8knots A little on the slow side

    You might talk to your local sign supply Warehouse and ask for a "Signcomp" catalog. They have several nice extrusion profiles that I think would lend themselves to top construction. most of the post and panel profiles have a nice radius and relief for .080" or .125" panels. ask them for a "dibond" sample as well. and if you are lucky they might have a production manual for that dibond.
    Good luck 8
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