I did a fairly serious renovation
to a 26-foot Telstar Trimaran
. It all started by converting the V-birth to the head
area. I built a new galley
where the old head
was and lengthened one of the settees and added a small nav station where the old galley
was. I mostly rewired and replumbed as well. The total price
tag wasn't all that bad.
One thing I found very helpful was to use a grinder with a thin blade instead of a saw to cut out old fiberglasss. New bulkheads and flooring
made with plywood
, mat and epoxy
turned out well. The new galley counter was made simply with plywood
, laminate and contact cement as was the chart table and salon
table. I used oak trim stained and varnished on both.
The end result may not have been quite professional, but it was functional, looked okay and cost a fraction of what hiring professionals would have cost. I also really appreciated knowing exactly how everything was put together.
The mat I got online. The epoxy
resin directly from the West System folks Gougan Borthers (sp?)(though I've heard they don't do that anymore.) Paint
, hose and a small holding tank
from a marine
store and a composting head directly from the manufacturer. Most other supplies I purchased at a lumber
I was very pleased with the final results and would do it again.
I'm sure there are more qualified people who will have further input.