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Old 06-22-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Pilothouses?

Would it be kinder to refer to some of these creations as "After-market Pilothouses"? They sure didn't come with the boat. Some of them are home-built, some of them were already built for something else, and some were actually built by yards and fabricators. I've seen some hard fly-bridge enclosures that were such towering, heavy additions that one has to ask if a Naval Architect was ever even thought of. Here's a couple of examples to start things rolling. No Photoshop...honest!
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
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Those look like pretty mild examples of what you seem to be ranting about. The first boat looks like it may have come from the builder like that to me. At least in that photo.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:25 PM   #3
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Oh, you haven't seen anything yet. True, these are very mild examples. Here's another.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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At least they have forward-raked windows!
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:30 PM   #5
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Now you're talking! But hey, at least it didn't add a lot of height to the boat. :-)
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:50 PM   #6
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One thing all three seem to have in common is they are underway.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:30 PM   #7
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Here's a Bayliner.
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I know that things of that nature are out there, I have seen some, but weirdness in photos coming from you is always going to be suspect because of your demonstrated talents.
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Here's another, albeit a non-OEM flybridge.

Kinda looks good!
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That last one looks like the top off another boat...
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Here's another, albeit a non-OEM flybridge.

Kinda looks good!
I wonder if it should still have the sailing rig.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:51 AM   #12
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Fly-that one looks a bit like Mark put a flybridge on the Coot. Has he been holding out on us?
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Guys It's photoshopped.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:23 AM   #14
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It's important to note here, that at least '"I" said "no Photoshop from "me", while at the same time, I have to acknowledge that there may be some material out there that either look like they were Photoshopped or may have been Photoshopped by unscrupulous characters.

Here's another mild example.
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I'm actually liking the modified Bayliner, although I'm not sure why? I wonder what model Bayliner it started its life as?
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At a New Orleans marina a couple of years ago. I believe someone was living aboard, even equipped with a dog, or cat, ladder. Probably a "Katrina boat"
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One thing all three seem to have in common is they are underway.
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Would it be kinder to refer to some of these creations as "After-market Pilothouses"? They sure didn't come with the boat. Some of them are home-built, some of them were already built for something else, and some were actually built by yards and fabricators. I've seen some hard fly-bridge enclosures that were such towering, heavy additions that one has to ask if a Naval Architect was ever even thought of. Here's a couple of examples to start things rolling. No Photoshop...honest!
The second photo, the Uniflite Salty Dog with pilot house, was not an after market addition. That was standard. I believe Eric, Manyboats, was with the company at the time. It looks like one of his designs. Who knows what plans he has for a pilot house on Willy.
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I wonder if it should still have the sailing rig.
Leastwise it was still there last Friday:



(And it is still slower than Mahalo Moi (GB42), drawing further ahead in the photo.)
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Here's another, albeit a non-OEM flybridge.
A 4' dinghy with Nautical Structures crane! Now that's overkill!
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