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Old 03-12-2019, 05:53 PM   #101
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Nice upgrades you're making.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:30 PM   #102
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despite the fact that I am happy with the deck transit of the solar panel. I am still afraid that I will stand on top of it and break it.

so I decided to make a stainless steel protective cover.


first I made a template and transferred it to the stainless steel. then cut it out using angle grinder en fold over the edges. welded up the corners en give her a little buff and shine.
glued it over the deck transit using sika.

With this I have picked up my welding skills a bit which I need for my next project
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:54 AM   #103
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now that I have picked up my welding skills, it is time to make stainless steel dinghy davits.

the transom is a bit thin and flexes a bit under heavy load so I made up some custom brackets. also the davits are placed to the center of the schip due to the placement of the swim step, therefore I had to make a spreader bar and some more bits.
finally braced it whit backing plates and made two sets of pulleys for hoisting the walker bay.

when the dinghy is lowered and the spreader bar is removed the davits can pivot in nylon bushings to the side for easy access to the swim platform.
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Old 10-11-2021, 11:25 AM   #104
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It's been a very long time since I've been active on this site. A lot has happened since the last post. in short it comes down to: the admiral has left me and i have started to enjoy my life on my boat from that point on. m/v swordfish has floated without any problems for the past few years and has given me a lot of fun on the water. And now it's time for major maintenance again. I will keep you informed and soon there will be new photos and stories.

Hope you anjoy, see you soon
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:19 AM   #105
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How do you plan to keep your dinghy from swinging fore and aft and port and starboard? Braided lines won't work. They will stretch allowing movement which causes more stretching and more movement to the pount where, in a rolling and pitching sea, your dinghy will end up swinging profoundly. Consider ratcheting tie downs instead of lines. I know this from experience, bad experience.Click image for larger version

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