Here you can see a trial fit of the door plug into the mould before making the return flange. I am a bit worried that I may have to redo this mould if it does not fit well enough. Having to press the plug into the mould I made it off of is not a good sign. It may well work just fine but there is no way of telling until I make an actual part and fit it to the shell. Progress has now sped up a bit as I finished the kayaks I had on order. Here is a picture of them and the Milan GT plug. If the Milans come out as nice as these kayaks I would be very pleased.
I have been walking by the Milan plug a few times every day for a while now. The shape is growing on me. When I first saw it on the internet I was doubtful about liking the shape. This was until I saw it in person during ROAM. It really does look much better in person than on a flat screen. While some may like a simpler shape, the nice flowing curves remind me a bit of shapes found in classic old sports cars. Depending on how the light hits it, it always looks a bit different. My biggest decision will be what colour to build mine. I am leaning towards the blue that is in the kayaks. My second choice is white as it very visible and dresses up really well with a contrasting coloured stripe. A distant third is a dark green much like British Racing Green. The reason I won't go with the green is that it shows every little scratch. Yellow is out as we build about 40% of our kayaks in it and while I like the colour I see too much of it.