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Old 05-23-2016, 11:42 AM   #2421
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Mr. H. Mr. X beat me to it regarding the "void". Sorry mate but with a wooden boat, or any boat, you can NEVER, ever, ever, ever have too much ventilation. IF you want a transition betwixt the rubbing strake and the upper part of the hull, I really think a radiused fillet would be your safest bet in that particular location. Might not look as elegant but...
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:06 PM   #2422
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Gday guys, The reason I left the top open was because I was undecided about backfilling the strake with thickened epoxy or just leaving a void. I'll take your advice and fill it up. Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate it :-)


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Old 05-24-2016, 03:42 AM   #2423
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Could only spend a couple of hours at the boat today so I Spent the morning mucking around with the portholes and working out how I'm going to recess them into the hull as opposed to just chucking them on the outside, sanding fibreglass tape and skim coated the strake I built yesterday. Back into it tomorrow

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Old 05-24-2016, 08:28 AM   #2424
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I can tell those are female portholes - LOL They sure resemble girl eyes!
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:25 PM   #2425
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I can tell those are female portholes - LOL They sure resemble girl eyes!

Lol. I bought these a year before I got the boat. I saw them and fell in love with them. They are sexy imho


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Old 05-24-2016, 09:27 PM   #2426
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I am curious tho, which way is up. Do I put the hinges at top so the window swings up or hinges at the bottom so the window swings down. What does everyone have or suggest??


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Old 05-24-2016, 10:50 PM   #2427
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Hinge to the top!
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:55 PM   #2428
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:47 AM   #2429
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Hinge to the top!

Thanks for your feedback mate. I was thinking to the bottom tho. Wouldn't need to have any hooks etc to hold them open if the window folded down ??


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Old 05-25-2016, 08:09 AM   #2430
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Mr. H. I second hinge to the top. Buy a cheap book. If you forget to dog your port when leaving the boat, it could fall completely open if hinged at the bottom. If hinged at the top, would probably only open a crack...Think hard, driving rain time.
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Mr. H. I second hinge to the top. Buy a cheap book. If you forget to dog your port when leaving the boat, it could fall completely open if hinged at the bottom. If hinged at the top, would probably only open a crack...Think hard, driving rain time.
And... The ports on most boats have either built in friction hinge or capability to tighten hinge bolts for friction that will support weight of the porthole glass frame. That way the open volume area can be adjusted to nearly any scope. Some times on chilly days/nights only a 1/2 inch crack is sufficient.... some times half way or wide open is appreciated.
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Hinge at the top is normal. But feel free to be weird!
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Mr. H. I second hinge to the top. Buy a cheap book. If you forget to dog your port when leaving the boat, it could fall completely open if hinged at the bottom. If hinged at the top, would probably only open a crack...Think hard, driving rain time.

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And... The ports on most boats have either built in friction hinge or capability to tighten hinge bolts for friction that will support weight of the porthole glass frame. That way the open volume area can be adjusted to nearly any scope. Some times on chilly days/nights only a 1/2 inch crack is sufficient.... some times half way or wide open is appreciated.

Thanks mate! Good points


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Today I did a bit of sanding on the rubbing rail strake as well as on the lower rub rail and rail fillets. Couple of little patches done today that need to be sanded up tomorrow then the epoxy barrier cost can be applied to the fillets and lower rub rail. I started Sanding the filler I applied on Friday arvo but it is still too soft so I have to skip that section for a few more days (possibly a week depending on temps). Not like I'm pressed for things to do on her tho eh so no big deal. Back in to it tomorrow.

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The beer holder is looking great mate!
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The beer holder is looking great mate!

Lol thanks Craigo. Will be great when I'm swimming and become parched and in need of a refreshment lol


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Matt - What I say here may be thought of as cruel...


If you made rule that no beers until first splash - you'd be finished faster than a wink!! - LOL


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If you made rule that no beers until first splash - you'd be finished faster than a wink!! - LOL


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Hahahaha no chance brother..!


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