|Babylon Boat Works||
We did a lot today. It began with lifting the console and getting it situated in the boat. We then screwed it down to the decks. We first screwed down the starboard base into the deck with #14 flat head screws. The console was then screwed through the starboard and into the deck. It is solid like a rock.
A good look at the boat with the console in place. We still have a lot of work to do to finish the project. Complete the wiring job, run all lines through rigging conduit tubes back to engine area, install trim tabs, paint the bottom, install the rest of the equipment and non-skid the topside.
George admiring our work. A new starboard bilge hatch with three inspection hatches for easy access to pump and ball valve handles. The drop down transom door newly painted with starboard trim on top edge.
Fish/ice box covers out of 3/4 starboard with new stainless hinges.
Console dash layout. Custom made drink holders, Screws on black hinge and black dash panels were painted black for cleaner look. Accessory power outlet on right side of dash panel. Trim tab controls close to throttle. Speed knob steering wheel and Ritchie compass.
Jensen Marine Sirius ready 200 watt radio,CD player also in box below helm.
ICOM VHF radio and key switch location in the box below the helm.
Transom view from the console.
The console front view. Really trim and neat looking. No more cross bar directly in sight line.
23 Mako Dec 2010
This boat was a complete reconstruction. New fuel tank, all fiberglass repaired, new wiring, all new hardware and plumbing, starboard replacement of almost all original teak, new console new rub rail, grab rail, trim tabs, live well system, leaning post, complete bottom sanding and painting with Micron Extra and a complete Awl Grip paint both topside and hull. New Lowrance electronics and a new Mercury OptiMax engine with new gauges and harnesses were added to finish the job.