We had a customer come in cold just from reading he blog where he determined we could do all the things he needed to upgrade his Grand Banks 42 to the condition that it should be in. There were various cosmetic defects with the boat — all common to the Grand Banks of that era. Deteriorated teak decks, bad window tracks, spent gelcoat and varnish all added up to a boat that was in need of a bit of help. Continue reading
The owner of this Grand Banks 42 Classic will be using a davit system for his dinghy. Since the space where the dinghy is usually stored will be empty, he decided to have a teak deck laid for a sun deck. Continue reading
If you take long trips, you can appreciate comfortable seating for the helmsman. The standard Grand Banks helm seating is not all that comfortable, is pretty low and frankly unattractive. There are alternatives however that will give your helmsman a boost. Continue reading
If you have an Albin 28 with dark colored gelcoat you may find that it takes more and more time to bring it back to a shine and eventually that will be impossible to achieve. We took this to task and gave this Albin 28 a new lease on life by painting the hull with Awlgrip finish.
If you have an Eastbay and cruise with small children, you may wish to have a permanent door on the helmdeck area. You also may want to close off the area for other reasons, but whatever the reason, this does not seem to be an option on that boat. When an owner approached us about fabricating one, you can guess we were on board with that.
For a really unique look that is durable and weather resistant, you may wish to consider a hard top in lieu of the standard canvas fly bridge coverings. In addition to being a good looking addition, it gives you the opportunity to add overhead lighting and adds room for electronics above. Continue reading
If you have a fiberglass boat, chances are you will be needing repair done at some point. We have seen some pretty shoddy repair work come through but we will not do repair work like that.