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Had to do a list of winter projects this year, one of which was a re-model of the cabin's cabinets. 80's Whaler's have great hulls, but everything bolted to them is marginal, especially on the models that have cabins. When I bought the boat,I gutted the cabin and just had a huge bunk left, as who needs a vanity and a kitchenette in a 25' boat anyway? Also- Whaler had the anchor locker that drained into the cabin, namely the v-berth- true story. The anchor got sent up to the deck and the anchor locker got wiped out in favor of 2' more of v-berth. So, I have had a gutted cabin that was fine for me, as I use it to crash overnight, and store stuff, but was far from functional- but when the fish bite I could care less about the honey-doos on board. This wet winter afforded me the time to knock out these projects, and start a couple more. Having made furniture and cabinets for years, it was fairly straightforward, the only twist was this boat has no right angles, and all angles had to be found, as all the rounded edges are decieving to my angle finders. All in all, it fit like a glove, just many tweaks and leaps of faith with the planer, jig saw and belt sander. The cabinet is Mahogany with a Corion Top. No sink, no cubby holes and places to hide dirt and stuff. Note- the bookshelf has a Mahogany trim, I'll photo it later and post it. Check out Part II pics for installation

This post edited by C_McCann 05/30/2008
 

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Nice woodwork CM,I'd like to see them installed......

I made a Nice cabinet for My little 18'Trophy last year but by the time I was done it was so Heavy that it wasn't practical to put in Her......It's now in My Fishing Room....... :p
 

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Wow. I am super impressed with your skills. Cabinets are very very tough to get them to the tight specs that I can see in your work from the pics you posted. You should be very satisfied as they look beautiful. Fantastic job! :tu:
 
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