cover up holes of instruments


Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo,
I will replace all of the old navigation electronics by new B&G: 1 triton above the chart table and 2 of them in the cockpit (plus a zeus 3s 12"). An suggestions to cover up all those holes remaining from the old instruments and screens, above the chart table and in the cockpit.

Thanks,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


michael winand
 

This is how we covered up the old instruments, 

Michael  Nebo sm251 


On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 7:31 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hallo,
I will replace all of the old navigation electronics by new B&G: 1 triton above the chart table and 2 of them in the cockpit (plus a zeus 3s 12"). An suggestions to cover up all those holes remaining from the old instruments and screens, above the chart table and in the cockpit.

Thanks,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


eric freedman
 

Nice Job !

Fair  Winds,

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matt & Michelle Day
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 6:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cover up holes of instruments

 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


Eloi Bamberg
 

Thanks for your ideas, both solutions look great.  Any idea for the interior (above the chart table)?

Eloi


Mark Erdos
 

Eloi,

 

For the nav station, I made some duplicate drawer fronts out of African Mahogany and stained them to match. I used these to cover the old holes and then made new cuts as needed. I matched the size and color of the drawer panel for constituency, but I guess an size would do.

 

Perfect Match!!!

 

This is how the SSB looks. The old GPS hole was too big, so I made a panel. Then, I cut out the new panel per the SSB specs.

 

DSCF0591.JPG

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eloi Bamberg
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cover up holes of instruments

 

Thanks for your ideas, both solutions look great.  Any idea for the interior (above the chart table)?

Eloi


Mark Erdos
 

Matt,

 

That looks really nice!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt & Michelle Day
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cover up holes of instruments

 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Mark,

You have inspired me.  My panels look like Swiss cheese right now, while I figure out a solution.  

What was your process for stain matching?
Did you source your African Mahogany in the US? Source?

Thank you for the sharing.  Beautiful work.

Matt
SV Talia SM#208


Mark Erdos
 

Hi Matt,

 

Sourcing the wood is not difficult. African Mahogany is used in furniture building and by wood hobbyists. There are online stores such as https://www.woodworkerssource.com/ or retail outlets like https://www.woodcraft.com/

 

I had difficulty finding it in the thickness I wanted. Since I do not own a planer, I wanted it to be as close as possible to the desired thickness: 3/8” or 10mm. I found that most of the managers at the wood hobby shops are die-hard woodworkers. For a small fee, one offered to plane the plank I purchased to the thickness.

 

For the coloring, it is trial and error. If you mess up, no big deal, give it a good sand and try again. Best to have a couple of waste pieces to get the technique down. Here are the products I used:

 

 

You will need to feather the stain. Add dark streaks first (red mahogany) to match the Amel grain, and wipe away excess quickly. Then, use a gold or pecan to bring out the lighter side. Blend stains if needed.  Finish with semi-gloss polyurethane.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt & Michelle Day
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:49 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cover up holes of instruments

 

Mark,

You have inspired me.  My panels look like Swiss cheese right now, while I figure out a solution.  

What was your process for stain matching?
Did you source your African Mahogany in the US? Source?

Thank you for the sharing.  Beautiful work.

Matt
SV Talia SM#208


Eloi Bamberg
 

Great job, I will try to get some wood here in France.
thanks,
Eloi