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Old 22-07-2017, 16:12   #1
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Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

I am finding a lot of spares on the boat. Some of them may be of value, others, not so much, but how will I know if I don't know what they are? Can you please help me identify what this is?

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Old 22-07-2017, 17:47   #2
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

Looks like offcuts or cutouts from an aluminium toe rail... possibly from where chocks were added for line access to cleats on deck.

Or maybe spare jammits from the flux capacitor...

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You could bet that it's more crap on the boat.
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

@Jim Cate The flux capacitor is functioning normally

@Guy for sure. I am going to post more trivia soon

regarding these, they look like some kind of hinges, and the stuff inside the box (springs, pegs, etc. look like they assemble inside those hinges). The box bares the logo of the boat builder (X-Yachts), and looks like it came from them.

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Old 23-07-2017, 08:00   #5
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

I think these are the hatch hinges.
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Old 23-07-2017, 09:50   #6
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

The square things look a lot like brass or bronze keys for shaft and whatever it is that mounts on the shaft. But being the same length as the aluminum pieces makes that unlikely.

The circular things with small ears are dogged washers if they're flat, but looking closer makes it look like they are ends to the aluminum pieces, and the square-holed washers suggest that the 'keys' go in them.

A single chamfered hole suggests that should be held down with a flat head screw; why there are two non-chamfered (countersunk) holes is a head-scratcher, though.

Is this the entirety of those sorts of pieces?

Having the manufacturer's name on the box isn't necessarily instructive; only 3 pieces is not very many, and if there is nothing on the boat which looks like it, it could be entirely unrelated to the boat.

Those pieces also look like they have not previously been installed (no wear marks on the holes).

The small wing out the side (110 or so off the larger edge) makes it unlikely that the large edge would be screwed down to a flat surface (large edge would not lay flat).

Good mystery!
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Old 23-07-2017, 10:01   #7
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"If you throw them away, their application and value will become apparent immediately after the trash truck drive off."
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Easy call, JUNK! Toss it and don't look back! Or not!
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

Looks like it might be some sort of positioning hinge or device; the tanged washers fit in the aluminum flanged tube, alternated in some way with the black washers with internal squares and the springs to provide tension to hold one flange in position against the other two flanges...the square shaft is the 'hinge pin'...just guessing of course.
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

Defintely pre-diode era jammits from a Flux Capacitor
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

Why not send the pics with the test to X-Yachts with your questions?

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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

How cleanly do the gray washers with the tip fit inside the aluminium? Ditto the springs? Do the square metal pieces fit inside the black washers with the square openings? Any information on how they all might go together, allowing for some extra washers? I kept thinking sail handling, but after rereading the posts, my lean is toward the one that says hatch, or maybe an exterior cockpit locker cover.
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

My vote would be for spring balanced hatch hinge.
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Re: Bilge trivia (identify spare parts)

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My vote would be for spring balanced hatch hinge.
Or you may have an assortment of whistling pins and mumbling shafts.
A whole mess of capon washers, and some do-wah springs.
The heifer valves are missing. Bully for you on that.

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