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Old 26-02-2011, 05:25   #1
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Partition on Foredeck ?

seen this on a few boats and think also in dashews cruising encyclopedia...

foredeck is recored and 100% solid, almost fair and ready for paint, still going to glass on pad to mount the windlass, and was also thinking about adding a partition across the fore deck (glass over wood), then drill glass holes in the toe rail foward of the partition so the messy anchor water drains there and not all down the deck.


pros:
keeps deck clean
cost is minimal to add

cons:
something to trip over on way to bow
addition 15 hours or so of work involved

worth all the work?
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seen this on a few boats and think also in dashews cruising encyclopedia...

foredeck is recored and 100% solid, almost fair and ready for paint, still going to glass on pad to mount the windlass, and was also thinking about adding a partition across the fore deck (glass over wood), then drill glass holes in the toe rail foward of the partition so the messy anchor water drains there and not all down the deck.


pros:
keeps deck clean
cost is minimal to add

cons:
something to trip over on way to bow
addition 15 hours or so of work involved

worth all the work?
Here's an old photo of Jedi that shows the mud-dam just behind the windlass. It's worth the effort, although the drain is too small here (but not small enough to make me enlarge it yet).

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Re: partition on fore deck?

thanks nick, starting to look familiar
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thanks nick, starting to look familiar
Looking good, don't forget the drain

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Re: partition on fore deck?

Nick,

What is that cylindrical fitting near the port forward corner of the hatch.
Looks like a pole end.

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Nick,

What is that cylindrical fitting near the port forward corner of the hatch.
Looks like a pole end.

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Yes, it is. At the port lifelines you see our retractable bowsprit. I recently joked about these but we really have it haha. The back fitting attaches to the fitting near the hatch and it extends about 10' beyond the bow.

It's part of our arsenal of secret weapons

Edit: here deployed on a sloop rigged SD64:

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Good idea and engineering. Great photo, what speed ?
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Good idea and engineering. Great photo, what speed ?
I must admit I'm not even sure which SD64 this is but I think it's the Szel, hull #5 (we are #4). On this photo, she's doing less than hull speed so 10-11 knots or so (that's the speed we do with that wake at the stern).

The engineering is actually too light. When hull #1 (Artemis) was doing the sea trials with Steve Dashew, they broke the bowsprit a couple of times so it was made bigger and bigger, but the deck-fitting wasn't upgraded and caused some trouble later on.

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