New Hardtop and Console Build

I got the itch for another project on my 1977 Fish Nautique Last winter. I modified the console forward section for appearance sake and some extra storage. That of course led into "while I’m at it " I’ll build a fiberglass hardtop which then led into needing new pipe work to accommodate the new console modifications and the new hardtop. That’s how it goes right?
For the quick hardtop mold, I used white tile board, Home Depot stuff, it has a hard shinny surface that works perfect for a mold. The lay up was 3/4 Baltec sandwiched between 1 1/2 oz. matt and 1708 bi-axial cloth with mahogany back up plates for the pipe work, antenna mounts and riggers. I incorporated 3 led spreader light boxes ,2 aft and 1 forward. I also added 2 forward wire runs port & starboard for hardtop running lights, for a later date. I could have saved some weight going with divenicel but I had the balsa, it worked out good. I also built a mold for the electronic box using the same white board material. Here are some initial hard top build pics.
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