1: Front panel.
panel is to be curved so it has been infused with no inner skin. 3
layers of 450gr uni laid over gel coat with 12mm Airex foam. 20mm grid
scored face down. Perforations are spaced at 50mm but do not match
grids. 300mm radius curves were 1mm Laminate. Tacky Tape sealed Laminate
to table. Vacuum lines were at top edge of each radius. Infusion
started at the middle & very slowly worked along the panel to the
curve. The resin struggled to work up the slope. Next time I will add
peel ply & shade cloth to the slope.
panel has been extended 300mm to allow space for a fridge to port &
Chart drawers to Stbd. The Instruments & displays will be suspended
under a lifting lid to allow protection from weather when not in use.
The Compass shall be raised on a pedestal to allow viewing over the 30
deg. raised console lid
Curved Front Panel & Side Panel
WEIGHT :The front panel has been curved & set with the addition of the inside skin. The 2 side panels have been made & in this photo the 2 300mm radius ends are fitted together.