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The dash in my boat is crap, 3/8" ply covered in carpet.
I think I know how to make a pretty nice dash from sheet plastic.
At a 1/4" thick it should be strong enough on the passenger side for me to make a "glove box".
On the other side I'll most likely have to back up the plastic with aluminum to handle the steering and cut out a section in the aluminum accommodate the gauges. If enough room plan to install a fuse box in there too.

Comments, suggestions appreciated

Thanks
Mike
 

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I wouldn't use it and spending that kind of money as you describe you might as well buy a fiberglass one.

Look at Firecats build of his console. He did a great job.
 

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I've only done a few minor fiberglass repairs, never actually made anything.

I have worked with plastics and should be able to make a near professional looking project.

That said will look at the fiberglass

thanks

PS I have some aluminum and plastic left over from other projects so cost is not much of a factor.
 

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www.boatoutfitters.com

They might have just what you're looking for. If not, they do custom work.
I like making my own stuff when I can.
My first business was a cabinet shop which I learned a bit. Made a lot of stuff other than cabinets too.

There is a chance next year i might turn the boat into a CC.
If so,
think I'll steal the ideas from your link :)
 

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I’ve used teak boards in the past to cover various sections of a console that I re-did.
 

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I like making my own stuff when I can.
My first business was a cabinet shop which I learned a bit. Made a lot of stuff other than cabinets too.

There is a chance next year i might turn the boat into a CC.
If so,
think I'll steal the ideas from your link :)
Then you got this licked. Make it out of wood and coat with epoxy. Eazy peazy.
 

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If/when I get my new phone figured out I'll post some pics.

I hung my new transom from the rafters
(put three screws into the end grain, sticking out an inch to attach to) out in the garage today and put on the first coat of epoxy
on the whole enchilada :)

I’ve used teak boards
I've one piece of teak out in the garage,
2" x 8" x 6'
Have never come up with a project worthy of cutting it.
 
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