Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-15-2019, 10:25 AM   #1
Member
 
City: Jacksonville, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: The Boardroom
Vessel Model: 1983 Marine Trader Labelle 43
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10
Weird Thinggy on Front Windows

Hi all, here is a picture of these things. I have one on each window in front of my Marine Trader Labelle 43. The port one is on the top center of the window. The middle one is on the bottom center of the window and the starboard one is top center of the window. they are some kind of pully. what are these and how were these used?

Thank!

__________________
Advertisement

Howard Arner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 10:33 AM   #2
Guru
 
wkearney99's Avatar
 
City: Bethesda, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Solstice
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 47 Eastbay FB
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 531
Window shade pulls? Any other signs of attachments around the windows? How about a shot of the whole window, or windows?
__________________

__________________
-- Bill Kearney
2005 Eastbay 47 FB - Solstice
wkearney99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 10:51 AM   #3
Member
 
City: Jacksonville, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: The Boardroom
Vessel Model: 1983 Marine Trader Labelle 43
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10
Shade Pulls?

I was thinking that they maybe were, but obviously a lot was removed because there are no rails or guides for the shade and no apparent holes where the shades were. Also, the funny thing is how the port and starboard are at the top and the center is at the bottom of the window. I will work on getting a full pic.

I am just one of those anal retentive people that can't stand not knowing what something was or how it worked. And these random pulleys/thread wheels are buggin my brain..,,


Thanks!
Howard Arner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 11:04 AM   #4
Guru
 
jleonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,248
I would at least clean and grease them up so they rotate well.
__________________
Jay Leonard
Attitude Adjustment
40 Albin
Mystic,Ct. /New Port Richey,Fl
jleonard is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 11:08 AM   #5
Member
 
City: Jacksonville, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: The Boardroom
Vessel Model: 1983 Marine Trader Labelle 43
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10


Here is a picture of where the window thingys are
Howard Arner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 11:09 AM   #6
Guru
 
tiltrider1's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Vessel Name: AZZURRA
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 54
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,179
The thingy is a rope cleate. Would need a bigger picture to understand purpose.
tiltrider1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 11:20 AM   #7
Member
 
City: Jacksonville, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: The Boardroom
Vessel Model: 1983 Marine Trader Labelle 43
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10
OK, thanks to tilrider1 we know the etymology of the thingy! And BTW they do roll quite well. Question is still the usage, I have placed a bigger picture in this thread. I was thinking it was some elaborate shade system which has had components removed, but alas no evidence of said components exists.... Thanks!
Howard Arner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 11:56 AM   #8
Guru
 
wkearney99's Avatar
 
City: Bethesda, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Solstice
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 47 Eastbay FB
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 531
They might have been offset that way to make it easier to grab the cord that ran through them, or something to that effect? The center one might also have been to allow partially pulling down the shade while having the window open?

If there's one thing I know about boat work, never over-estimate the thoroughness of previous work. What got changed/removed/re-varnished in the past might have nothing to do with how it looks today. Somebody could have replaced the other pieces and the work order didn't mention removing those, or something to that effect.
__________________
-- Bill Kearney
2005 Eastbay 47 FB - Solstice
wkearney99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 08:04 PM   #9
TF Site Team
 
Bacchus's Avatar
 
City: Seneca Lake NY
Country: US
Vessel Name: Bacchus
Vessel Model: MS 34 HT Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,565
The larger view pic explains it... center window tilts open from bottom so pulley arrangement allows partial shade/ privacy while allowing ventilation. Side windows fixed so running the other direction OK.
__________________
Don
2008 MS 34 HT Trawler
"Bacchus"
Bacchus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 09:29 PM   #10
DDW
Guru
 
City: San Francisco
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 738
Those are shade cord stops. They work because the helical track coming from the center towards both ends is tapered in diameter, getting larger as it goes. The cord catches one of the tracks, is run outboard until the increasing diameter jams the cord. It's quite a clever and reliable design.
DDW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 12:21 AM   #11
Guru
 
City: Between Oregon and Alaska
Country: US
Vessel Name: Charlie Harper
Vessel Model: Wheeler Shipyard 83'
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1,352
Common on old wood commercial fishing boats and tugs with windows that opened by sliding down in the wall, the cleats were to hold the window at a specific place. Window frame and sill were made so the window locked in place and kept water out in anything less than a submergence.
Lepke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 02:07 PM   #12
Member
 
City: Jacksonville, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: The Boardroom
Vessel Model: 1983 Marine Trader Labelle 43
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10
Shade Pulleys

Wow, thanks for all the answers, I do appreciate all the information given. Now if I can just find the components to restore it back to original function. Love my boat, and love finding out about these interesting "features". Thanks Yall.
__________________

Howard Arner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
marine trader, roller thingy, windows

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012