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Old 06-01-2019, 10:34 AM   #201
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AHA!!! Cerrobend! How to bend tubes


NOT necessary for this job IMO.
It is necessary if you are away from shore and or have only one piece of tubing.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:45 PM   #202
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I have a set of springs in various diameters that is inserted into tubing before bending.

The spring keeps the tubing from kinking.

After bending the tubing, you pull the spring out.

It's function is similar to the mandrel in mandrel bending.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:29 PM   #203
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Hydraulic lines completed.....

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Unfortunately the steering cylinder is leaking. Further inspection of the cylinder shows that there are lots of mini dents in the ram. This is my fault for not protecting the ram (removing the whole thing, or at least retracting the ram) during construction. Many times, things came in contact.

Oh well, the cylinder was original to the boat (38 years old?) , so a new one is on the way.....

Windows going in this week....... the local window company will do that work.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:06 AM   #204
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windows are in!

I like how this is coming together.
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Many posts back, someone asked about why the carbon fibre. I think this is (partly) what I was trying to say. Picture = 1000 words. The aesthetic of the black rubber window frames and the black carbon fibre. I like this look.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:42 AM   #205
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Is there a cabinet or something going in below the pilothouse helm? Would have preferred to have seen the tubing go back to the bulkhead then turned down so that a half pipe or something similar could protect the tubing. Apologize for being critical, just hate to see important stuff like that exposed.

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Is there a cabinet or something going in below the pilothouse helm? Would have preferred to have seen the tubing go back to the bulkhead then turned down so that a half pipe or something similar could protect the tubing. Apologize for being critical, just hate to see important stuff like that exposed.

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Hi Ted, don't apologize, you aren't being critical. I am appreciative of your interest in my project, and your observations. I benefit from your wisdom, and the others who have also taken the time.

Answer is yes. There will be cover/cabinet of some sort. I won't get to that until towards the end of the project. Electrical will also co-exist with the copper below the helm. I'm trying to preserve forward cabin space (head/berth) but have plenty of pilothouse space to play with. I didn't want stuff protruding through the bulkhead into the (small) head area.
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One other thing I will point out is that none of the windows open. This is why I have the forward facing air scoops to have efficient fresh cabin air venting when underway, and even stationary. And if that isn't enough, well, thats when the doors get opened.
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One other thing I will point out is that none of the windows open. This is why I have the forward facing air scoops to have efficient fresh cabin air venting when underway, and even stationary. And if that isn't enough, well, thats when the doors get opened.
Your climate is most likely different than mine. One of the few things that annoys me about my pilothouse doors is the lack of any significant roof overhang. Can't have the doors open in any kind of rain or spray (going into seas where the wind drives the spray toward the pilothouse). Also, morning dew will run off the roof to the sides and fall in the open pilothouse door when traveling in the troughs. You might consider a couple of Dorado vents with water traps on the pilothouse roof. I have considered adding a couple of 12 VDC fans to mine to increase the airflow. You probably go fast enough that it wouldn't be necessary.

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i'm definitely in a cooler climate, but its also wet. Sliding door roof overhang noted -good point. I don't have anything much there, and will have to see how it comes together, and mitigate if water ingress is an issue.

Thanks for that photo, nice radar! I'm trying to keep the pilot house roof clear (for height clearance reasons - trailerable & indoor storage), and will have some sort of quick detach or fold down mast for antennae and radar.

Inside style dorade box in the forward cabin. two car style (rotating louvres) interior vents, one for the fwd cabin, and another on the other side going into the pilot house.
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Its my own unique design, and has not yet been proven in practice......we shall see.
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See how your vents do. The funnels force more air in which might make a big difference in your boat. Might also be easy to reconfigure your air box on the inside to incorporate a water trap that gravity drains through the back bulkhead next to the pilothouse door.

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See how your vents do. The funnels force more air in which might make a big difference in your boat. Might also be easy to reconfigure your air box on the inside to incorporate a water trap that gravity drains through the back bulkhead next to the pilothouse door.

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Great minds think alike! The air box is a water trap, and is self draining, and there is hole to the exterior thru the bulkhead.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorade_box

Once installed, you can direct the funnel any direction you want and take the funnel off and install the plate
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Looks great. For additional ventilation you might put a hatch in the overhead of the pilot house.
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Perhaps I wasn't entirely clear, but my air box does function like a Dorade box.

Here is the hole where the water can drain out.
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Finished this part, whatever its called.
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Bow vents to the bilge.
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If the cabin venting (which is more than what was before) isn't sufficient, I can add more. Even the hottest summer days in the Prince Rupert area aren't all that hot, when on the ocean.
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Great minds think alike! The air box is a water trap, and is self draining, and there is hole to the exterior thru the bulkhead.
A well thought out plan!. The funnels on my boat unscrew and have screw in caps if that helps.

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