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Old 06-04-2013, 07:26   #16
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Re: Which sailboats have an engine room or workshop, like CSY44 WalkThrough?

Originally Posted by daddle View Post
Consider this: A stout plank of lumber, varnished of course, which is designed to mount solidly somewhere in the cockpit. On the plank is mounted a vice with anvil. Mine would clamp onto the aft deck.

Room to swing, saw and generally abuse parts out in the cool air. Easy cleanup. The engine room shops I have been in on large yachts were not desirable to work in. Hot and crowded.
Great suggestion Daddle! Of course those of us with smaller craft perforce use our cockpit to fabricate what is required out of empty beer cans and coconut husks. I have a clamp on vice that clamps on to my traveler that runs across the forward part of my cockpit and provides all the features you mention with out any metal filings below.
A drill press , lathe and welding equipment that some seek will require a craft that will escalate boat size,costs, and supporting equipment to the point that will at least significantly delay the ultimate departure . After all ,this is why boat yards exist and with more focus on acquiring a handy vessel ,a resourceful mariner can use this duct tape approach to limp into where there are the necessary facilities for a proper repair.
There is marvel of a large steel sailboat nearby that was constructed to travel to the worlds nether regions by a very talented and creative engineer. Many years have gone by and she still sits where she was built. Meanwhile others sail on.
Now, an engine room where easy access to all machinery is available ,wow now thats true boat porn!

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