Sunday, March 12, 2017

Emphasising the horizontal- Bandicoot trim

Two pieces of trim seem to have taken an inordinate amount of time and material. The sun visor has a practical purpose, but the trim strip and visor were considered mainly ( if I'm honest) because I wanted to de-power some of the verticality in the very high cabin lines. I hope that the visor gives the roof a longer feel, instead of just being 'folded' down from the very large windscreen. The tall slab sides and not particularly elegant (but great to look out through) side windows have been broken up by the dark trim line which runs as an extension of the edge of the lower roof line.

This little visor was nearly 9ft long and was constructed from five pieces of 9mm marine ply. Below; upside down, the angles are to nestle the unit against the compound angles of the three windscreen panels.

The visor having it's final dry fit.


  1. That's a fine piece of finessing. To my eye the trim in particular does an excellent job, seemingly elongating the cabin. The visor is less noticeable, but that's a function of angle of image.


  2. Curious little finder dock - almost a stern-tie, but you don't have an anchor out, do you?
    Interesting how a slight change in angle can make a visual plane look completely different. I think the cabin top is not so much tall, as too level to the waterline. The motor launch behind you is an example of too tall proportions (not to be too critical. I've done the same myself, and years later, wished I hadn't).
    The visor is a nice detail.

  3. That was supposed to say finger-dock.

  4. Thanks for the input Dale and Michael. I've added a few pics of the visor from other angles. The finger dock is handy. This pen (on loan) is on the same jetty as the pen we own. The finger was a recent addition. The boats are secured by two lines fore and two aft, poles one end, jetty (dock) posts at the other. That motor launch is a whole other story. Great history, I want to do a post on her one day.