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Old 24-11-2012, 02:36   #1
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Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

Can anyone tell me what the function is of the deck feature at the corner of the hatch in the attached photos?

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Old 24-11-2012, 02:53   #2
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

It might be for a removable vent along the lines of a Dorade. The inside looks too clean for it to have been an exhaust vent and with the protrusion it wouldn't have been used for chain or rope (is the hatch forward?)
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

Possibly a removable heater flue chimney for a diesel /wood burning stove?
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Old 24-11-2012, 03:20   #4
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Possibly a removable heater flue chimney for a diesel /wood burning stove?
Stove/heater is in another part if the boat.

I think it might be line storage, but the windlass and anchor/rode locker is further forward.

It's hard to see, but it looks like some kind of fastener or mounting point got broken off at some point.
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It might be for a removable vent along the lines of a Dorade. The inside looks too clean for it to have been an exhaust vent and with the protrusion it wouldn't have been used for chain or rope (is the hatch forward?)

No other dorade vents on the boat. Drops down into what was a forward storage / tool locker area. The windlass and rode locker are about a meter forward (maybe less, but there is a solid bulkhead between the two).

I've seen features like this before, don't have the slightest idea what it's for.
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Old 24-11-2012, 03:55   #6
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

looks like a deck filler for a fuel tank.,with no hose attached
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looks like a deck filler for a fuel/water tank.,with no hose attached
Indeed.
Re-purposed to what use?
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Old 24-11-2012, 04:40   #8
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looks like a deck filler for a fuel tank.,with no hose attached
Could be...there was fuel tank on the other side of the closet bulkhead.

I guess it doesn't matter now; I'm just trying to figure out if it's ok to just weld the thru-deck closed.
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

Maybe there was a hose attached, leading to a holding tank or other kind of tank?
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Maybe there was a hose attached, leading to a holding tank or other kind of tank?
Holding tank just got removed... Pump out and vent deck thru-hulls have been identified.

I've just got this nagging feeling that is was somehow part of the rigging or sail plan (spinnaker or something? ...the diameter of pipe protruding into the interior is worry some )
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

Maybe a deck penetration for an AC power cable?

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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

hawse hole for backup anchor rode?
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

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Could be...there was fuel tank on the other side of the closet bulkhead.

I guess it doesn't matter now; I'm just trying to figure out if it's ok to just weld the thru-deck closed.

Looks more like a deck fill of some type without a hose to me. Instead of weling it, you might be able to remove it altogether and just fill in with fiberglass to have a clean look to the deck.
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looks like a deck filler for a fuel tank.,with no hose attached
Spot on!
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Re: Unknown / Unidentified Deck Feature

I second the "Spare anchor rode"
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