FLYBRIDGE

FLYBRIDGE REDESIGN
FLYBRIDGE REDESIGN

This flybridge was added by a previous owner. It had a single bench seat at the controls. We decided to add capacity for guests.

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VIEW AFT FROM CONTROLS
VIEW AFT FROM CONTROLS

The captain's bench seat awaits the dumpster while everything else is removed from the cabin top. A new layer of plywood will be needed to support the added seating.

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BRIDGE DETATCHED
BRIDGE DETATCHED

The cabin top is cleared and new plywood added to increase structural strength for additional seating weight.

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NEW PLYWOOD GOES DOWN
NEW PLYWOOD GOES DOWN

With flybridge cowling elevated, two thin plywood layers are installed.

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GACO COATING INSTALLED
GACO COATING INSTALLED

Once plywood is down, a rubberized coating is rolled and tipped.

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COWLING IS REATTACHED
COWLING IS REATTACHED

Once the surface was completed, the cowling could be reattached and a new bulkhead installed.

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CONTROL PANEL REMOVED
CONTROL PANEL REMOVED

The old control panel was made from a sheet of unfinished aluminum,so it acted as a mirror on sunny days. We decided to replace it with a flat black panel to help reduce the glare.

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SEAT BACKS AND MAST TO COME
SEAT BACKS AND MAST TO COME

Seat boxes are in, while seat backs are being made. Mast base is being fitted for mounting block.

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SEATING FINISHED
SEATING FINISHED

New seating is complete with canvas storage in seat bottoms.

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MAST INSTALLED
MAST INSTALLED

The mast was hinged to permit lowering when entering a covered mooring slip. Two air shocks slow the mast's descent and act as a stop at its lowest position.

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NEW CONTROL PANEL
NEW CONTROL PANEL

Matte black surface reduces reflection. SIMRAD Navstation and Fuel Flow Meters are added to starboard.

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NEW CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS
NEW CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS

These captain's chairs were a huge improvement over the original bench seat. The matte black control panel is in and the Simrad Navstation monitor is well located.

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FLYBRIDGE FINISHED
FLYBRIDGE FINISHED

Seating converts to berthing by flipping up panels. Starboard side shown with panel up.

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FINISHED FLYBRIDGE
FINISHED FLYBRIDGE

Originally ordered as a sedan, the flybridge was added in the '60s. Recently added ladder, seating, mast and new canvas bring her up to date.

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