Following extensive global passages Moondoggie chose Palma de Mallorca as their stopover for regular maintenance work. Vc Metalwork were chosen by the owner and project management team to provide machining and engineering work.
Given that a new shiny paint job was part of the boat upgrade the boat team smartly chose to fit chafe plates for the deck and and fitted ‘snap on’ rigging protection.
On-board templating and measurements were taken to fabricate 18, Grade 2 Titanium chafe shields, all with a brushed finish to match the aesthetic of the boat.
In addition to the chafe guards Vc Metalwork also supplied numerous other parts to the boat including custom designed and fabricated Anchor rollers, davit rollers, mast mounted camera protection, and deck pins.
Chafe Guards, anchor rollers and various machining
Engineering, Welding, Machining, Plate Work, Metal Finishing
Grade 2 Titanium, Nitronic 50, PEEK, Delrin, 316 Stainless Steel
Making templates, forming
and final fixing had to be
right first time
With a tight project time frame, and 18 customised titanium plates and guards to build, it was essential to deliver the right solution first time.
”Each time I look at the work I think, 'Now, that’s a great precision fabrication and installation job!'Bruce and Nora SlaydenOwners - Moondoggie
“I would like to thank the Vc Metalwork team for the awesome titanium metal work done for out Gunboat 6603 Moondoggie. Removing the carbon fiber chafe plates and replacing with titanium looks gorgeous and performs as advertised! Each time I look at the work I think, ‘Now, that’s a great precision fabrication and installation job’! Thanks again.”