View Full Version : Mahogany and chrome

jeff pierce
09-21-2003, 12:50 AM
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid78/pdc027e9f112c7c28e96a92ef04ba59f0/fb2930d9.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid80/pbf6989a116c817faccb0096e166cef01/fb09b964.jpg

09-21-2003, 05:29 AM
Sweet :cool:

Tom Wilkinson
09-21-2003, 06:47 AM
Looks great. More pics please. Where did you get your plating done?

09-21-2003, 09:49 AM

Looks like you're making steady progress.

Great looking deck!

Art Read
09-21-2003, 10:19 AM
Oh, my! :cool: (In my NEXT life, I wanna build a mahogany runabout!)

[ 09-21-2003, 11:22 AM: Message edited by: Art Read ]

09-21-2003, 10:35 AM
No instruments in the dash?

In my next life I want to restore a Chris utility circa 1939. smile.gif

09-21-2003, 11:05 AM
Looking really sharp, Jeff

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-21-2003, 07:52 PM
Love that Banjo wheel.. nice work. ;)

jeff pierce
09-22-2003, 12:14 AM
Thanks for the kind words, folks.

Tom - I didn't have the plating done myself. The brackets and steering wheel are new items that I bought on-line and came already plated. I gave up trying to find vintage parts. If you would like to see more of the project, see the link below to my Imagestation album:

building the malahini (http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291832637)

How's the Rascal coming along?

Ish - Yes, there will be instruments. I haven't figured out which ones though. Any recommendations?

Peter - I must agree, I was really taken with the banjo style. I almost went with the mahogany rim version, but I think I made the right choice.

What I am not pleased with is the ugly black plastic bezel that came with the teleflex helm. Anyone know where I can get something more suitable?

09-22-2003, 12:59 AM
that is beautiful!!!

Tom Wilkinson
09-22-2003, 10:01 AM
The rascal is coming along well. I have turned it over and am laying out the deck battens, motorwell and cockpit. I'm trying to do a little each day. I really want to have it ready by next summer.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-22-2003, 10:07 AM

What I am not pleased with is the ugly black plastic bezel that came with the teleflex helm. Anyone know where I can get something more suitable?

Make one? ... perhaps an exotic wood one? or turn one out of stainless or brass and have it plated?

Gresham CA
09-22-2003, 10:22 AM
That's what I was thinking Peter. Make it out of Ipe' or some wood like that.

Tom Wilkinson
09-22-2003, 11:09 AM
I agree with the problem of the plastic bezel. I think a chrome bezel is the way to go. I will need to source or fabricate one of these myself. I am surprised teleflex doesn't offer an alternative.

John Blazy
09-22-2003, 02:37 PM
Mahogony and Chrome - now thats a match made in heaven.
OK Jeff, I see your mahogony and chrome, and I'll raise you some red and green plastic :D
These are recent shots since splashing "Calypsee" (in honor of 'Calypso', but with glass bottoms) up in Michigan last week. Saw lots of fish through the windows.

BTW, you can polish stainless steel to look exactly like chrome if you need to make a bezel ring.

Tom Wilkinson
09-26-2003, 05:36 PM
Jeff, I did a little searching on the teleflex site and it appears that they make a metal bezel in both the 90 and 20 degree versions. The part numbers are SB27236P for the 90 degree and SB27228P for the 20 degree. I don't know exactly what the finish is on these but it's worth looking into. If I find andymore info I will let you know.

jeff pierce
09-26-2003, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Tom

I missed that when I looked the first time. Now to find out who sells it and what it looks like. I may still have one made at the local machine shop.

Tom Wilkinson
09-27-2003, 05:36 AM
Where did you find that banjo wheel and the windshield brackets? They look perfect.

jeff pierce
09-27-2003, 03:55 PM

I spent a lot of time searching for what I wanted. Both were fairly pricey. The windshield brackets came from www.tendercraftboats.com (http://www.tendercraftboats.com) and were a little over $300. The steering wheel is Grant model 1042. I got it from Summit Racing for about $170 if I recall. The wheel is not specifically designed for marine use, so you need an adapter kit to fit it to the 3/4" tapered helm.
Incidently, despite the title I used for this thread, the wheel is actually stainless, not chrome.

When I got the windshield brackets, I almost fainted when I read the invoice, until I realized it was listed in Canadian $.

09-27-2003, 10:59 PM
www.cpperformance.com (http://www.cpperformance.com) has several chrome (pink, teal, etc. also) bezels to replace the plastic teleflex ones.