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Project by ChesapeakeBob posted 11-03-2009 02:19 AM 5128 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet built for the specific need of creating more galley space on our boat. The dimensions and shelf locations were set to hold specific sized containers. I epoxied the corners with reinforcing blocks with thickened West System Epoxy. To assure that the food will stay put when underway, I added the very small bungee cords stretched across the front of the upper shelves. Attaching the cabinet required special anchors known as threaded rivets, which I purchased along with the tool to set them from McMaster Carr. (Any project that does not require the purchase of a new tool is not worth doing.) These rivets are essentially set like a pop rivet, only when you relase the installation tool, you have a female machine thread, in this case a 10-32 thread. Ten of these fasteners hold the cabinet to a fiberglass bulkhead that is hollow behind it. The finish is simply lemon oil rubbed over the teak cabinet.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 02:33 AM

very smart work..I don’t own a boat, but I’m sure if I did and decided to poke some sorta hole in it,, it would be some special place where the Atlantic ocean will rush right in. nice cabinet…

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 02:47 AM

Good job Bob looks cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ChesapeakeBob

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 03:19 AM

Socal… I had enough “scrap” teak in my workshop so that my only expense were the rivets and the rivet tool from McMaster-Carr, which is a fantastic company to due business with.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 03:48 AM

Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 04:39 AM

Bob, what kind of sailboat is that on? I have a Baba 40 here on Pudjet Sound.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 05:11 AM

Looks factory to me. I second Pete’s question (BTW, Bob Perry’s Baba 40’s rock!). We have friends with boats in Shilshole. Can’t go wrong with West Systems…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 12:31 PM

Well done.

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ChesapeakeBob

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 05:11 PM

Pete Jud… My wife and I sail a Cape Dory 30, hull #335 on the Chesapeake Bay.

Thanks!

Chesapeake Bob

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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ohwoodeye

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 09:01 PM

I don’t own a boat. But if I did, I don’t think I would eat “Chunky” soup and beans while sailing.
Very nice cabinet however.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ChesapeakeBob

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 09:15 PM

Woodeye, It sounds like you have never been on the anchor, at anchor, on a cold, wet afternoon or evening. Nothing will warm you like a good bowl of soup!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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marksalot2005

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#11 posted 11-08-2009 07:49 PM

Very beautiful cabinet, ATTA BOY AAAAA ++++++

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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ChesapeakeBob

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#12 posted 11-09-2009 02:17 AM

Socal, no secrets here. The door came from West Marine. I could not make it for what their price was. My wife and I designed the cabinet, including the shelf locations. If I had it to do again, I would make a change or two, but who can’t say that about some projects?

Thanks for you inquiry.

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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ChesapeakeBob

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#13 posted 11-09-2009 02:47 AM

Dave R, I would not call it a kit exactly. The door was assembled. I built the case and added the hinges and the catch. Plus figuring-out the corner re-inforcements and the anchoring method was very important! Thank goodness for West System Epoxy and the threaded rivets I discussed previously.

Thanks,
CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#14 posted 11-09-2009 04:17 AM

Hi Bob, Nice work.

Robin Renee’

AKA….........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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ChesapeakeBob

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#15 posted 11-09-2009 11:11 PM

Thanks Woodchic!

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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