Made new arch panels for Commodore 2760

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Made new arch panels for Commodore 2760

Postby LakeMich2760 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:27 pm

The inside arch panels on our Commodore 2760 were trashed. They had cracked apart, faded, stained etc so I made new ones today. Regal discontinued them long ago. I couldn’t find Star Board 1/8” thick so I bought a 1/8” 4x8 sheet of HDP board from Menards. Went with black as you could see light through the white and figured black would compliment rest of the cockpit. The sheet was only $35. Cuts like wood with a normal jigsaw. Overall I’m quite impressed with the stuff. Check it out!

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Re: Made new arch panels for Commodore 2760

Postby gofast24 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:03 pm

What were the inside arch panels made of? How do they get cracked apart, faded, stained, trashed? Our arch is made of one piece formed (hollow in the core) aluminum with a gel coat over all, cant imagine how ours would fail? Great idea getting the HDP! Why dont you just use a few screws or a lot of clamps and silicone adhesive/sealant under the panels which will allow the panels to grow/shrink with out buckling? What year is your vessel?
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Re: Made new arch panels for Commodore 2760

Postby On Holiday » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:39 am

Per his signature

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Re: Made new arch panels for Commodore 2760

Postby LakeMich2760 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:32 am

The original panels were a pvc type plastic that just deteriorated over the past 20 yrs. My arches are hollow, so when you take these panels off you have full access to all the wire, cables, etc that run inside them to rest of the boat. If I seal the new ones then I lose that access. I'll use a silicon sealer along the edges after screwing it back into place like the originals were.
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Re: Made new arch panels for Commodore 2760

Postby gofast24 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:21 am

On Holiday wrote:Per his signature

1998 2760
Twin Volvo/Penta 4.3 GL

Yes, sorry:) I have a tendency to not read all the info that I should be reading before replying (getting old:))
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