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Old 27-02-2010, 22:16   #1
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Location: Port Stephens Australia
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Faux Brass Cowels? Or the Real Thing Cheap?

Hi I just bought a compass28 Australia built and they have classic lines a bit like a GRP H28. But they just don't sing trad or classic toe and I think it's in the detail. I would love to put in brass portholes and cowels but this yacht is another stepping stone and I don't want to throw money away.

So while looking at my options and emailing some plating companies that do plastics I thought perhaps there is a company already producing ABS plastic cowels with brass plating at an economical price?

Or better yet any cheap real ones available? I would think India would produce some cheap ones but can't find anything. There was a post about west marine having some for a bit over $100 but when I went to thier site they are like $300 ea which is too rich for my blood.

While on the subject the yacht has new portholes that are white aluminium framed. I'm thinking of using a high quality gold or brass metalic paint over top. Has anyone done this sort of thing and with what result.
Other things on mymind are using some teak alternatives in the cockpit.
At the moment everything is pure white and there needs some contrast.

Any suggestions welcome.
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