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Custom Boat Fabrication

Custom Boat Fabrication

Mondo Marine can handle special requests including custom boat fabrication as shown in the post below. Click on any of the images for a larger view.

Mondo Marine Services was asked to design and build a cockpit table for a 34’ PDQ Powercat. The client was looking for something that was low maintenance and looked like it came from the factory.

Our first step was to look at the location and the space we had available for this custom boat fabrication job. With this information in hand we took measurements and drew up a design drawn for approval by the client. The table is built out of ¾” high density foam board to add to strength as well as to keep it light weight.

Custom Boat Fabrication

custom fiberglass cockpit table

With the foam cut and shaped we are ready to add the fiberglass to the top of the table that will add real strength to our custom cockpit table.

fiberglass added to cockpit table

On the bottom of the table, aluminum boat strakes were added to add additional support in case someone leaned too hard and also to give us a sturdy place to attach the stainless pedestal to. Once the fiberglass was dry the entire table is sanded and faired before gel coat is sprayed both top and bottom. Once again the table is sanded and then buffed for a beautiful looking finished product.

The result is a custom boat fabrication that looks as though it came right from the factory.

cockpit table boat fabrication

If you are in the Bradenton, Tampa or Sarasota area and need custom boat fabrication for your boat, catamaran or sailboat, give us a call and we will be glad to help. Outside those areas? We can service most of central and south Florida too.

Hull Damage Repair

28′ Monterey Hull Damage Repair

Mondo Marine Services can handle any hull repair job both large and small. In this example, you will see a hull repair job from start to finish on a 28′ Monterey boat. Click any photo for larger detail.

Mondo Marine was called out to a local boat storage facility in west Bradenton by a customer looking to get some minor gel coat work done to his 28’ Monterey that he had listed for sale. Upon arrival we were greeted by the broker and the owner and shown the area in question, after a quick look around it was evident that a deeper inspection was necessary.

Upon inspection of the hull damage it was discovered that the fiberglass for the deck had actually sustained major failure and was cracked all the way through.

Monterey Boat Hull Damage

Monterey Hull Damage Before Repair 1

Hull Damage Repair Tampa

Monterey Boat Before Repair 2

The damaged fiberglass was ground back to reveal nice clean and structurally sound deck for the repair to bond to.

open area of hull damage on the monterey boat

Once the new fiberglass was laid in we went back and did the body work with a fiber reinforced filler that is resistant to moisture and extremely strong.

monterey boat fiberglass repair

After this filler is applied and the fairing is completed we can the spray the area with the computer matched gel coat to give a gel coat repair that is not visible.

factory gel coat applied

Another fine hull repair job by Mondo marine Services and this boat is just like new, ready for its new life to a new owner.

hull repair job completed

If you have hull damage or structural issues in your boat or catamaran, Mondo Marine can help you anywhere in the Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa area and beyond. Call us with your hull repair questions today or use the “Contact Us” page above detailing your hull repair issues and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Mondo Marine Services – Hull repair plus great service at the right price.

Island Packet 38 Rudder Repair

Mondo Marine Services can perform any type of repair on the rudder of your boat. Below is an Island Packet 38 Rudder Repair job we did recently and the photos document the before and after of this rudder repair job.

Here is the rudder from an Island Packet 38 as we first saw it when it arrived to us for repair. You can see the rudder damage from previous incident and poor repair and condition.


Island Packet Rudder Repair

Here is the rudder completely stripped and re-glassed with biaxial material and vinyl-ester resin to prevent any future intrusion and blistering. As you can see, the damage has been fully repaired and then sealed properly for many more years of use.


Island Packet Rudder Repair – After

Mondo marine can solve your rudder problems and troubleshoot most any steering related issue. If you require repair on the rudder for your sailboat or catamaran in the Tampa – Sarasota or Bradenton area, contact Mondo Marine at (941) 730-9219 or use the contact form.

Island packet sailing yachts have been around since 1979 and are now located in largo Florida. You can read more on the history and performance of these sailing yachts here.


Mondo Marine Rudder Repair