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Old 05-01-2009, 05:20   #1
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4" Hole in bulkhead

I removed my knotmeter(diidn't work anyway) from my starboard bulkhead(my 1972 Pearson 26), which leaves a 4" hole, through both shells and into the cabin. Presently, I have a cover for the hole, but I'm tired of looking at the cover.

I have a compass in my port bulkhead, so I don't need another.

I've been racking my brains for 6 months, trying to come up with something to put into this 4" hole and try as I might, I can't think of any worthwhile use of this 4" hole.

A solar fan won't work since the hole will only face the sun(if I'm lucky), for a couple of hours a day.

I had thought of a really nice conventional clock(with big hands), but I haven't seen anything . . . yet.

I'm looking for ideas. Strange, outlandish or whatever . . . anything to get my imagination to work better on this problem.


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Old 05-01-2009, 06:07   #2
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abimarine has a 4" round opening port, it might be nice to peek out!

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Old 05-01-2009, 07:33   #3
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Originally Posted by captjcook View Post
abimarine has a 4" round opening port, it might be nice to peek out!
Or a nice tinted piece of plexi glass/lexan, or one of those fake/real crystal balls glued half in half out...this would look cool and could have all sorts of stories around it.

How deep is the hole...distance surface to surface?

A 4" piece of pvc with a cap glued on one end and a threaded cap on the other...makes it a little storage compartment.

Can you send a pic.
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A 4" extension speaker for your VHF radio.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:22   #5
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I've noticed while heeling and sitting high on the windward side on a Cal 2-30 that if the compass is on the leeward side it was very hard to read. I've always thought that it would be really nice to have one on both sides so that no matter which way you're heeled and where you sit you'd have a good view of the compass.
Just a weird thought.
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A nice piece of teak with a bronze build plate. There are companies tha specialize in doing the plates after market. Did this for this exact application on a vessel and it looks wonderful.

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