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Old 30-11-2010, 08:48   #16
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VERY NICE!!! James, I like what you've done. I'll research it tonight and see what bits I might need that I don't already have. HyLyte, I'll post a few pics tonight so you can see out motif... basically sappele mahogany, white Formica and some sort of Corian...
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Old 30-11-2010, 09:10   #17
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I am in the middle of redoing my countertops as well. They were Formica and I was going to use a solid surface (Corian knockoff) but the cost of materials was going to run over $500. After looking at Banyandah's boat I decided that SS was the way to go. Here is a link to the beautiful admiral showing off her counter tops and there is a nice picture of the fiddles as well. Cruisers & Sailing Forums - banyandah's Album: BANYANDAH - the rebuild - Picture. Rather then steal this thread I will start my own on SS Counter tops.
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Old 30-11-2010, 09:42   #18
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Old 30-11-2010, 10:25   #19
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Sweet James! If you had to guess, do you think they glued the second layer (and third or more) directly to the top or the front of the countertop? My guess is the top...
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looks awesome-- my boat is getting jealous-- she still sports old ratty white formica.....gorgeous.....
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Fiddling away...

Here's a couple of pics of the roughed in head. The galley will be of similar construction, but without the toilet... Sappele mahogany, white Formica bulkheads, and darker Corian (not sure which color yet). The cabinetry behind the tub shows how dark this wood gets once varnished. So far, James' method of fiddles plucks best at my heart strings...
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It is a little wall or fence around the edge of tables and counter tops on boats to help keep plates and pots on the counter and off the floor when the boat rocks.

I hear the multi hull type boats eschew fiddles.
Nothing more depressing than an eschewed fiddle...
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Good looking work in the head Chris...I especially like the sink.
Is that a tub? Damn man! I guess ya can take it with ya.
I'm certain the edge pieces are laminated to the top of the top, not the face...but I tell you man...the joint is invisible....its amazing how clean that work is.

I agree Vagabond, eschewed fiddles just cant be a good thing.
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Good looking work in the head Chris...I especially like the sink.
Thanks my friend. It will all look better with the plugs and trim installed, plus the CPES and varnish on. Yup, it's a tub. The boat came with one originally, but I replaced it with a modern all fiberglass unit. The stainless vessel sink cost a whopping $35 US on eBay. I new you would like the use of stainless!
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Here's a couple of pics of the roughed in head. The galley will be of similar construction, but without the toilet... Sappele mahogany, white Formica bulkheads, and darker Corian (not sure which color yet). The cabinetry behind the tub shows how dark this wood gets once varnished. So far, James' method of fiddles plucks best at my heart strings...
Man.... my heart bleeds for you having to 'Rough it' like that when you finally get to go cruising.... thats what I call basic living...
Nice Work...
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Man.... my heart bleeds for you having to 'Rough it' like that when you finally get to go cruising.... thats what I call basic living...
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boatman I know you would have stuck a mast in that thing and sailed it
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