This was a unique project in that the boat already has an arch. The plan was to provide a functional open tube side support that can be used as a ladder for boarding in low water conditions as well as a place to attach rod holders for fishing boards off each side.
We were given the unique task of creating a stabilizer that will reduce roll on a motor-sailor hull. It will be bolted to the 4" wide wooden keel. It is 9' long x 24" wide. 10" on each side. It is made from 3/8" aluminum in 6061 series.
Simple and effective, should have results in 2 weeks.
Custom 7 rod Rocket Launcher that will be painted white. This was never an option from the factory for this model.
Now a permanent part of the boat. All wiring is completely internal from exposure. Cockpit lighting and many other electronics are now overhead. This can not be done on a canvas bimini top that it came with.
logo in the form of a gusset
And there she goes!
Proudly Made In America!
Top has been test fit and now completely welded. The radar plate installed, antenna plates and spreader light mounts have been attached. It will be wired tomorrow and the canvas trim will be attached. Planning to have it mounted permanently on Saturday.
Canvas will be installed over top and the rocket launcher will be attached on top of the canvas.
Hidden manufacturers info.
creative logo gusset for fwd support.
Completely tacked together. The boat will be delivered Monday and I will test fit it. Any changes can be easily made and then It will be welded up. I plan to have the rod holder assy. put together for this fit also.
This will be a full radar arch with an integrated top that will be covered in canvas. The rod holders will be externally mounted on top of the canvas. Follow along as we work out the details.
Created a seat cushion bracket to make it adjust to different angles other than flat. Many luxury yachts just have flat 3 flat pads . Much more versatile with a little HMM influence!
Our newest challenge will be an external water tank that will be tucked under the swim platform. It will contain ballast chambers for moment corrections in the future. This project has been the result of a very involved process to relocate weight as far aft as possible to improve prior bow rolling the boat experience now that it is has retired as a work boat. This is the same vessel as the Gyro install to better understand the project. This ideally would go in the aft compartment with the gyro and the generator but there just isn't and room.
I would be happy to answer any questions that you have. Thanks for looking!
Tank was fully designed using Rhino 5.
Material is 7ga. 304 stainless steel with 2b finish.
Rhino model was broken down into individual panels and laser cut.
This concludes the Aluminum hardtop build. I hope this gives some insight on a very good solution to provide a lasting canopy with accessory options to suit any boating situation. Thank you for visiting.