Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-01-2016, 11:40   #1
Troublemaker
 
allanbranch's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Panama City Florida
Boat: Morgan, 30-1
Posts: 99
Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

See attached, I need help knowing the purpose of these hardware items and what they're called.
  1. 2 x U-brackets near the companion way in the cockpit. There are two of these and they're across the cockpit from each other.
  2. Eye with roller goes into the lazarette behind the tiller.
  3. Black plug near diesel controls, plug goes to nothing.
  4. Two holes in the cockpit, I realize one would be for the compass but what's the other round hole for?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0582.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	411.4 KB
ID:	116403   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0585.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	414.4 KB
ID:	116404  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0587.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	412.7 KB
ID:	116405   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0579.jpg
Views:	213
Size:	412.8 KB
ID:	116406  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0581.jpg
Views:	213
Size:	419.8 KB
ID:	116407  
__________________

__________________
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2016, 11:50   #2
Marine service provider
 
newhaul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: puget sound washington
Boat: 1968 Islander bahama 24 hull 182, 1963 columbia 29 defender. hull # 60
Posts: 4,052
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

OK here goes
Picture 1 it is a power port presumably for a tiller pilot
Picture 2 and 3 catches for holding companway doors open
Pictures 4&5 one is likely the compass as you said and the other is likely either knot meter or some wind instrument.
__________________

__________________
newhaul is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2016, 12:00   #3
Registered User
 
Red Sky's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: S.F. Bay Area
Boat: Caliber 40 LRC
Posts: 335
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
OK here goes
Picture 1 it is a power port presumably for a tiller pilot
Picture 2 and 3 catches for holding companway doors open
Pictures 4&5 one is likely the compass as you said and the other is likely either knot meter or some wind instrument.

+1 on all.
__________________
Red Sky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2016, 12:00   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 6,006
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

As Newhaul says #1. is a DC power outlet possibly for a tiller pilot. #2. is a padeye to tie something down to, no idea what. #3. is a bracket to mount something but no idea what it was. #4. & #5. are for instruments and/or compass.

Judging from the condition of the boat, the equipment that goes in those brackets and pukas is probably long since broken and gone.
__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2016, 13:14   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,471
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

#2 looks like a fairly husky pad eye to me. Quite possibly this is where the helmsman snapped his harness tether on in heavy weather.

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 08:25   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Boat in Turkey, Beach cat in Israel
Boat: Lagoon 400 & Nacra 6.0 beach cat
Posts: 630
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
#2 looks like a fairly husky pad eye to me. Quite possibly this is where the helmsman snapped his harness tether on in heavy weather.

Jim
I would think that no. 2 is for the crew getting out from the cabin out to the cockpit.
In stormy weather, he (she) would clip the harness to the padeye before leaving the safety of the companionway.

The two round holes may accommodate twin compasses. To be seen from both sides of the cockpit on different tacks.
__________________
meirriba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 08:31   #7
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,594
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by meirriba View Post

The two round holes may accommodate twin compasses. To be seen from both sides of the cockpit on different tacks.
Or one for a compass and one for the display from a wind speed/direction instrument. Very common.
__________________
fstbttms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 08:41   #8
Registered User
 
skipgundlach's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Currently on the boat, somewhere on the ocean, living the dream
Boat: Morgan 461 S/Y Flying Pig
Posts: 1,388
Send a message via Skype™ to skipgundlach
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

#3 looks like a fairlead of some sort; does that center part rotate?
__________________
Morgan 461 #2 SV Flying Pig, KI4MPC
See our galleries at www.justpickone.org/skip/gallery!
Follow us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheFlyingPigLog
skipgundlach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 09:48   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
seasick's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bend, OR
Boat: Brewer designed Pacific 43 in fiberglass. Center cockpit set up for long-distance single handing.
Posts: 430
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Item #2, picture #3 looks to be a fare lead for a lanyard to hold the lazerette hatch down. I'd be more confident about this if there was a jam cleat above or below this or at least a couple of old screw holes where a cleat may have once been. I agree with all the others as to the other items. My first impression of the pad eyes was to clip a harness onto but securing the original companion way doors makes sense. The current, single part door swings to starboard so that lends credence to the teather point for harnesses.

The screen or strainer on your cockpit drain will pop out. Just put a Philips screwdriver in one of the holes and gentle pry it out.

You have your work cut out for you. Good on you for taking on this project. A lot of elbow grease and paint and she'll be right as rain. I hope you got her cheap.
__________________
seasick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 09:56   #10
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,371
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
#2 looks like a fairly husky pad eye to me. Quite possibly this is where the helmsman snapped his harness tether on in heavy weather.

Jim
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 09:57   #11
Troublemaker
 
allanbranch's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Panama City Florida
Boat: Morgan, 30-1
Posts: 99
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by skipgundlach View Post
#3 looks like a fairlead of some sort; does that center part rotate?
Nope it doesn't rotate.
__________________
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 09:58   #12
Troublemaker
 
allanbranch's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Panama City Florida
Boat: Morgan, 30-1
Posts: 99
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by seasick View Post
Item #2, picture #3 looks to be a fare lead for a lanyard to hold the lazerette hatch down. I'd be more confident about this if there was a jam cleat above or below this or at least a couple of old screw holes where a cleat may have once been. I agree with all the others as to the other items. My first impression of the pad eyes was to clip a harness onto but securing the original companion way doors makes sense. The current, single part door swings to starboard so that lends credence to the teather point for harnesses.

The screen or strainer on your cockpit drain will pop out. Just put a Philips screwdriver in one of the holes and gentle pry it out.

You have your work cut out for you. Good on you for taking on this project. A lot of elbow grease and paint and she'll be right as rain. I hope you got her cheap.
We got her for $1000, my son and I have been making videos of the progress. https://www.youtube.com/thunderguides
__________________
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 09:59   #13
Troublemaker
 
allanbranch's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Panama City Florida
Boat: Morgan, 30-1
Posts: 99
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by fstbttms View Post
Or one for a compass and one for the display from a wind speed/direction instrument. Very common.
I think you're right, any considerations to make when buying a compass?
__________________
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 10:00   #14
Troublemaker
 
allanbranch's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Panama City Florida
Boat: Morgan, 30-1
Posts: 99
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
#2 looks like a fairly husky pad eye to me. Quite possibly this is where the helmsman snapped his harness tether on in heavy weather.

Jim
Just out of curiosity, why mount them so low and so far forward in the cockpit?
__________________
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 10:32   #15
Registered User
 
Nicholson58's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Live aboard
Boat: Camper & Nicholson58 Ketch - ROXY Traverse City, Michigan No.668283
Posts: 3,466
Images: 83
Re: Help Identify This Hardware's Purpose

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Sky View Post
+1 on all.
We have pad-eyes as below the companionway opening but for clipping a safety tether.
__________________

__________________
Nicholson58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hardware

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
Mystery tiller hardware. Help identify openear Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 4 18-10-2013 10:39
Please Help me Identify this Piece of Deck Hardware Abaco Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15 02-05-2011 05:32
New purpose built compression beam installed fastcat435 Multihull Sailboats 5 03-03-2008 02:21
What is the purpose of a petcock in the cooling system? drh1965 Engines and Propulsion Systems 10 07-02-2008 21:30
Is there such a thing as an "all purpose" smart charge controller? ssullivan Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16 29-07-2006 13:44



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:02.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.