Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hardtop/Windshield, Propane tanks, Solar Panels Installed

I have nearly completed the hardtop and windshield installation.  Installed the propane tanks on the pushpit, and installed the solar panels.  I epoxied two pieced of 1/4 inch okoume plywood together to make the top and laminated 3 layers of 9 oz glass on top and primed and painted.  I made the windshield frames with 1/4 inch thick by 1.5 inch wide 316 ss bar stock.  I had a local welder weld them in place after making an elaborate jig to place the bar in while being welded.  I predrilled all the bar stock prior to welding so I could screw on mahogany wood trim to dress out the frame.  I will then screw 1/4 inch thick lexan on to the mahogany trim and then trim the outside with teak. 


Swells said...

Really nice work, Pat. I have the NAB Rasmus which has a hard top. I fear there may be rot in its core though. I have too many other things to worry about and it's fine as is but this will be a big help to me if I tackle the project one way. Your boat is looking amazing.

jim kindred said...

That is beautiful Pat. I've been thinking about converting from canvas to hardtop. You really motivate me.

Pat Sixbey said...

I am within a few days of finishing this hardtop project(just lack trimming the windows in teak on the exterior) and I will post some pictures of the final product. I already have some scratches on the polycarbonate windows but I didn't have much option here considering the design. After installing the windows the top does not move any, very solid.