TACO Marine Project Boat Part 15 – Hardtop Frame Design

In Part 14 we discussed the boat’s hardtop had close to a hundred holes that needed to be filled. We filled the holes in the top by drilling larger counter sink holes and filled them with an epoxy resin mixed with milled fibers. With so many holes needing to being fixed, we asked ourselves, “Do we completely rebuild the top or engineer a completely new top?”  We concluded it would be best for maintaining the quality integrity of the Project Boat, to produce a brand new top – so off to the computer we went. Here is a preview of engineering a new top for the TACO Marine Project boat in a Cad Cam system before it goes into the building phase. Imagery and information collected while on site at Vectorworks in Titusville, Florida.