Originally Posted by northerncat
dave any sites or info on making molds for making things i still have all my hatches to make and would love to learn the technology?
G'day Sean, no sites as such for me, I just make a female mould from melamine coated Craftwood of what i want, sand it up all pretty and give it a couple of resin coats to seal.
Sand any bumps off and give a few good coats of mould release wax, then a couple of coats of pva release agent.
For the hatches shown I used 400 gsm d/b then 10mm foam as a core
and another 400gsm d/b.
The sides had a few extra layers of scrap 400 until it was a couple of mm thick.
Give it a day or two and pop it out.
Same method's used for hatch frames and for deck
locker self draining frames and shower
stall gutter/ drain thingy.
The pic show's hatches on last boat, the newie will be the same except i'll use a lighter glass and Gabboon core
and i'll stick the window on with double sided tape.
The handles are a spare part from Allyacht Spars for the Moonlight hatch
Hope this helps a bit, and have a great holiday