|Project by DickB||posted 05-06-2014 02:49 PM||3228 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
I built these accent panels for my Donzi Classic 18, a fiberglass performance boat.
I started by replacing the original dash panel, which was painted metal. The gauges particularly on the left could be a little hard to read, so I angled the mounts for them towards the driver as part of the dash design. This dash was my first CNC project.
The smaller panel to the right was added later, as part of an update to the switchgear on that side.
The side panels replaced upholstered stock ones. The speaker grills incorporate one of the early Donzi logos. The lion and dolphin on the left side panel is also a Donzi logo.
The steering wheel was purchased but I added the center cap logo.
All parts were from African mahogany. The dash was made from 1-1/2” stock. Finish is several coats of Helmsan Spar polyurethane.
-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com