Tuesday 27 March 2012

Steps Revealed

Been to the boat for a couple of days and got a few more more jobs done.

I can finally reveal the steps which have been a work in progress for a while now.

The woodwork was done from my drawings by DW General Wood Machinists They have a CNC router which shaped the steps and plunge routed the slots to 8mm to receive the inserts.  I made the inserts from 3mm x 10mm steel which I had chrome plated.

These steps were my wife's concept and of course it was my job to deliver.  We have 2 dogs, one of which is getting on a bit and struggles with steps so we needed steps that they could get a good grip on but still look stylish.

Another job done was some the bow deck gritting.

 Masking is the trick but it takes 90% of the job time

The finished gritting ready for final paint

Well half of its done.  It's only practical to do sections at a time to keep it neat and manageable.  All the corners are rounded as it looks better IMO.


  1. Very nice looking steps. :))

    Bill Kelleher

  2. I do like the steps, they look deceptively plain and simple, I hope your Dogs know how to use that doormat!

    Andy Windy