Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-12-2015, 03:46   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 28
Mysterious part

Good Morning all, I have a riddle that I need some help solving.

I found this thing in my boat. I have attached a picture.

Trouble is this little sucker has become a source of debate among my peers. The guessing runs the gamut but I suspect that it may be a piece from the missing diesel heater.

So I turn to this human database of old salt knowledge. Please take a look and let me now if you have seen it before!

IT seems to be brass, 2 pieces that screw together. the male piece has an o-ring gasket.


Thank you in advance for any suggestions red herrings or advice

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet


__________________

davidu996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 04:45   #2
Moderator
 
carstenb's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Copenhagen
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Fast 40.3
Posts: 5,003
Images: 1
Re: Mysterious part

no holes in it at all?
__________________

__________________
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by
carstenb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 04:51   #3
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,976
Re: Mysterious part

Quote:
Originally Posted by carstenb View Post
no holes in it at all?
That's what I was thinking??? So... A spare bleed screw complete with said "bleed screw protective holder" ???

or

Level 1 Chinese puzzle...
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 05:29   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 28
Re: Mysterious part

No Holes.

They fit together very well, However i do notice that once the male end is screwed all the way in, there is still one exposed thread.
davidu996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 05:40   #5
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,976
Re: Mysterious part

Honestly, I think they are a cap and a plug for temporarily closing a line union to keep contaminates out of the line and port while apart...
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 05:42   #6
Registered User
 
ryon's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 588
Re: Mysterious part

It's two parts off of an assembly, probably a carburetor, that happen to fit together.
ryon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 05:50   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Laboe - Germany
Posts: 532
Re: Mysterious part

Quote:
Honestly, I think they are a cap and a plug for temporarily closing a line union to keep contaminates out of the line and port while apart...
Also think so. Maybe for a gas deck fitting and an outboard grill? Where you normally have the hose when operating the grill?
The O-Ring is a bit 'overkill' though ....

Carsten
CarstenWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 05:57   #8
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,976
Re: Mysterious part

I do like fuel feed line for the missing diesel heater....
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 06:12   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 28
Re: Mysterious part

I like the Idea that it is a blocking cap and plug for the heater, I just cant prove it yet.

for that matter could it be for the engine? yanmar 3gm 22.5 ?
davidu996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 09:38   #10
Registered User

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Central California
Boat: Catalina 30
Posts: 874
Re: Mysterious part

You keep the cyanide pill in there
if you get captured...
__________________
Bill
...........................................
You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ribeye.
jongleur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 09:47   #11
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Tellie's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hollywood, Fl.
Boat: FP Athena 38' Poerava
Posts: 3,123
Re: Mysterious part

That's a Thingamabob if I've ever seen one.
Tellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 09:52   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 28
Re: Mysterious part

Quote:
Originally Posted by jongleur View Post
You keep the cyanide pill in there
if you get captured...
no room, currently where i store my weed


issue is not what its currently used for, but its intended porpoise
davidu996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 09:54   #13
Registered User
 
Sea Dreaming's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Whoo! Finally made it back to Mexico!
Boat: Cheoy Lee Offshore 38
Posts: 1,451
Re: Mysterious part

My son would wear it in his ear.
Sea Dreaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 09:58   #14
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Re: Mysterious part

Can't tell the scale. How big are they?
OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 10:03   #15
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Re: Mysterious part

Quote:
Originally Posted by jongleur View Post
You keep the cyanide pill in there
if you get captured...
It does look like a small storage compartment. Room in the stem for something and the o ring to keep it dry.
__________________

OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Isolating that Mysterious Leak . . . OrangeCrush Monohull Sailboats 8 04-05-2012 10:17
Mysterious Bolts on Afterdeck ericlo Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 1 29-04-2010 00:58
Mysterious Rules of the Universe hummingway Off Topic Forum 60 08-02-2010 19:03
Mysterious Water Leak tackdriver Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 18-09-2009 07:24
Mysterious Blue Whale Deaths TaoJones Off Topic Forum 6 08-10-2007 10:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.