• Unloading The New Teak Deck!!!

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Unloading the new teak deck that was made for me by TeakDecking Systems! This crate was 41 feet long and weighed roughly 1300 pounds :-O! Very grateful for all the help that I was able to get from local friends! Without them I don’t know how I would have been able to pull this off 🙂 Thank you!!! Please ‘Like’, ‘Share’ and ‘Comment’!! Subscribe To This Channel!! https://www.youtube.com/user/boatworkstoday?sub_confirmation=1 Also, please remember that there is additional content and ad-free versions of these video’s available for Patreon…

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Making New Fiberglass Parts From A Mold

Writeup coming tonight!..

Your Support Will Allow Boatworks Today To Continue And Grow!

Boatworks Today isn’t how I make my living, but I want to move in that direction! Since 2004 I’ve owned / operated a custom repair shop (which is my bread and butter). What makes this difficult for me is that making these videos takes time; a LOT of time (and expense)! Video equipment, hosting fees, general overhead, materials, planning, maintaining websites, etc. quickly add up to a significant amount of time and money. I want to grow this show far beyond where it is now,…

Installing New Fixed Portlights

In this video I mount some new fixed portlights using 3M VHB tape. VHB stands for Very High Bond, and it does exactly what it says it does! When installing polycarbonate or acrylic panels / portlights I’ve found this method to work extremely well. It eliminates the need for any kind of screw fasteners which typically result in cracking the material, provides a nice clean look and allows the poly / acrylic to expand and contract with temps without issue. The specific tape I used…

Making New Portlights

This is part 1 of 2 showing the process for making new frameless / fixed portlights. Is this episode it’s all about the cutting and shaping which generally isn’t very exciting, hence the short abbreviated video 😉 Installing them will be a bit different! The material I use for all my portlight installations is a product called Makrolon GP made by Sheffield Plastics. In this instance it was a 3/8″ polycarbonate, but this material is available in many other thicknesses. The one thing that I…

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