Custom radar arch installed

Post Reply
User avatar
GSSeattle
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Home Port: Anacortes Marina (Anacortes, WA)
Location: Seattle

Just finished installing my custom radar arch. Tyler at Cascade Fabworks did an amazing job making my design a reality. Next up - installing the radar dome and getting the canvas cockpit brow cover built.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Greg

2000 Albin 28 TE "Turtle Express"
MadMoney
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 149
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:40 pm
Home Port: Seattle Washington

That looks fantastic Greg! Can't wait to see it with all of the accessories on top!!

Anthony Warren
1999 28' Albin MadMoney
User avatar
Pitou
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1995
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:34 pm
Home Port: Gloucester, MA
Location: Essex, MA

Agreed, it looks quite nice and some very skilled weld stitching. Your fabricatator did a fine job.

It looks like you incorporated a bit of a cockpit shade / roof extension into it as well which looks propotionately pleasing. Curious, how much of an extension?
Looking forward to seeing things as this project moves along.
kevinS
"drinking rum before 10AM makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic"

~ 2006 31TE / Hull# 221
Cummins QSC 8.3 / 500 hp

Former boat ~
~ 2002 / 28TE / Hull# 614
Cummins 6BTA 370 hp / Alaskan Bulkhead
April / '04 ~ May / '13
User avatar
GSSeattle
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Home Port: Anacortes Marina (Anacortes, WA)
Location: Seattle

Thanks Anthony! I'm looking forward to getting it finished.

Kevin - I'm liking the term 'proportionately pleasing' :) The cockpit extension is going to provide good shade, and also a good overhang for when I'm trolling in the PNW liquid sunshine... For the arch I decided on 2 ft. high so I could still get paddleboards or an inflatable under. For the extension / shade I went 2 ft. back from the back tube of the arch. Just enough to provide some cover, without stressing the arch mounts, and where it won't get in the way fishing. The key was having my fabricator bend it to match the camber of the roofline for the arch and for the extension. Makes it look like it belongs on the boat.
Greg

2000 Albin 28 TE "Turtle Express"
User avatar
GSSeattle
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Home Port: Anacortes Marina (Anacortes, WA)
Location: Seattle

Update - took 2-3 months to get on the schedule and get the canvas work done. Crazy how far people are booking out. Updated pics with canvas, radar, antennas all installed. Now for haul out and bottom paint, then ready to go! Also got on the waitlist for bottom job in late Feb, finally got hauled out today...
Turtle Express.jpg
Arch Canvas 1.jpg
Arch Canvas 2.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Greg

2000 Albin 28 TE "Turtle Express"
User avatar
Pitou
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1995
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:34 pm
Home Port: Gloucester, MA
Location: Essex, MA

Worth the wait .. it looks great!
kevinS
"drinking rum before 10AM makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic"

~ 2006 31TE / Hull# 221
Cummins QSC 8.3 / 500 hp

Former boat ~
~ 2002 / 28TE / Hull# 614
Cummins 6BTA 370 hp / Alaskan Bulkhead
April / '04 ~ May / '13
Jkraft
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 335
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Home Port: Chestertown, MD

Looks like it was meant to be there. I love it
2002 28 TE with 315 Yanmar “Hair Of The Dog”
User avatar
GSSeattle
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Home Port: Anacortes Marina (Anacortes, WA)
Location: Seattle

Thanks! I'm very pleased with it. well worth the wait.
Greg

2000 Albin 28 TE "Turtle Express"
User avatar
GSSeattle
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 88
Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Home Port: Anacortes Marina (Anacortes, WA)
Location: Seattle

Started the project last October, but that's how these things go sometimes... Fabrication time, getting on the anodizer's schedule, finding weather windows to install over the winter, then the canvas lead time. It all adds up.
Greg

2000 Albin 28 TE "Turtle Express"
MadMoney
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 149
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:40 pm
Home Port: Seattle Washington

Well worth the wait! Like JKraft said - looks like it was meant to be there.

Anthony Warren
1999 28' Albin MadMoney
efishnsea
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 155
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:45 pm
Home Port: Staten Island NY

Looks great plenty of thought into it
Bob 2001 28 TE box with 370 Cummins Alimarie3
Post Reply

Return to “Tournament Express 26-35”