Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Monday, September 19, 2011

Price for New Windshield for the Rasmus

I am in the process of designing/fabricating a new windshield/hard top for my Rasmus.  I was curious and requested a quote from Hallberg Rassy a while back and they just sent me the figure.  Are you ready? It came out to 36,000 SEK or $5,430.00 plus shipping and VAT charges.  With some time and effort I think I can build one for under $600.00.  My plan is to use 1/4 inch thick by 1 1/2 inch wide 316 stainless steel bar stock that I just ordered from the internest for around $300.00.  I will make a jig so the welder can weld the bar stock into the shape of the original frame.  I will then add wood to the sides of the bar stock to hold the glass or plastic windows and bolt on the hardtop.  My plan is to make the hardtop removable without too much effort.  I was going to make it out of plywood and fiberglass but decided that I didn't want to do all that epoxy/fiberglass work.  I am hoping this current design will be easier and better looking.

This is the email from Hallberg Rassy:

1.       Regarding the windscreen: I´ve talked to our supplier and he want the old windscreen sent to him in sections so that he can use them as a template. This is because the parts are asymmetric, so there are 5 different sizes/malls for the 5 diiferent windscreen parts. The fixingrails has to be fitted in by You. Price for the Windscreen is 36,000 Sek. ex VAT. Shipping cost will be added because I have no idea how the parts will be packed from our supplier.
2.       Cutlass bearing. I know that the shaft is 30mm. Price for the 30mm. bearing is, 737 Sek. ex VAT. The outher diameter is 44,45mm. and the length is 127mm. Can You please check this on the boat. You might have to cut the cutlass bearing.
VOLVO part number is 812916.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

For the window part itself, I strongly recommend using Lexan as opposed to Plexiglass.

Much easier to work with and better impact resistant than Plexi. It's what I went with after consulting the pros: http://monjouet.ryan-anderson.com/post/2011/07/25/Windows-cut-out-and-the-slider-fitted