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This is the installed cabinet and the top. I framed it and lapped everything with grooves, epoxy and 5200. Wanted to keep it lightweight and strong, so framing was necessary. All construction is mortise and tenon, it is the only way to make it strong- nothing looks worse than doweled holes when a joint will do. The finish is a pine colored stain to tone down the mahagony flames, and a satin flagship varnish. I tried some Sikkens, and couldn't bear the color, so varnish was it- but flamed mahogany too much indorrs- looks cheap and new. The color is teak now, and looks like it has been there all along. Using expensive varnish is the best way to flatter any skill level and I am a perpetual freshman when paint brushes get involved. $25 per pint of varnish and $15 brushes are tough to stomach at the cash register, but always pay dividens. BTW- the last coat went on after install, 3 coats of build before that. The Corion was fun to work with, haven't worked with it for about 10 years, am stll amazed on the density of that stuff.
 

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Very excellent work and design. I would love to have your skills.

I love the Whaler25 hull with cuddy cabin. I took ours out to 100 mile offshore with four anglers, great boat. Mine was a center console/cuddy. The cabin was tight, but a welcome place for many reasons.
 

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Great pic of the albie- grease calm in the background..! I have the full cabin (non-walk thru) model- it is a capsule at best, but I have tried to make it home. I'll post more pics later.
 
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