Petty Officer 1st Class
- Oct 21, 2019
Thanks, I've been working like cRaZy on it, determined to get her in the water, fully functional, with the Mercruiser 888 purring, ASAFP. If I wasn't using the old cabin door for the bathroom- you could have it! It's a really nice solid wood door so guessing it is not original bc I think they all had aluminum doors from the factory? It was setup to be both the cabin and bathroom door when I got it, could latch in either position. Was a clever space-saving setup but my girl and I decided we really didn't want to have to have the cabin door open whenever someone uses the bathroom bc we definitely intend to spend a lot of nights anchored. On the bay around here the fall season days, although a tad chilly at night, are some of the very best days out there! Not too hot by night, and not too late for bikinis by day! lol Man I miss the water.DAAAAAAAAMNNNNNNN! looks great .....! now you can send me your old door. lol..... kidding. awesome job .... great to see that it worked out.....
Thanks! I am planning on putting powerful rare earth magnets recessed into the wood block spacer on the outside of the door that the door handle is yet to be mounted to. I think these will be enough to keep the door in the open or closed position when seas are not heavy. But the slider has very little resistance so I will definitely be adding a more positive locking latch of some sort, maybe just a hook and eyelet type deal, to hold it open in rougher conditions. The door has a standard patio door style sliding door handle on the inside and I'm adding in the mortise latch for it to lock when closed that way. Hoping that'll work out alright.How are you going to secure door at open and close point of travel? Looks good.
Me too! I'm so glad I didn't end up making a quick one myself out of the 2x10's or ply or something bc this one seems just right. Always loved the look of wood grain bow pulpits on sailboats. I thought the stainless insert with the roller was really nicely done. If this is a pulpit from a known boat model I'd love to know what it was. The pump is definitely on the big side but it's great piece of mind for me because I am still not used to the idea of having a bellows that can crack and sink the boat on an I/O! That definitely seems like a pro for outboards..now your making me drool. lmao. love the pulpit. i cant find anything like that around here..... id have to go steal one from someones boat ..... that pirate better be goin on the door.....lol. awesome find. that pump is probly way over kill but safety first.
Thanks, I'm not completely sure how I'll do it but one way or another- this boat is getting an XL teak swim platform. I was trying to do it completely out of aluminum but the scrap gods never did yield any pieces the right thickness and big enough over the past few months. So it's going to be a little weight penalty but it might be the most popular spot too so thinking it'll be worth it. The aluminum channel I picked up is what I am planning to use to connect it all together from beneath. It is also going to be featuring an integrated kicker motor mount for my 15hp.looking good. commin along great. cant wait to see what ya do with the 2 swim platforms... a+++
That emblem is just chromed plastic of some kind but it looks like real metal to me! Hoping that it won't want to corrode much being mainly if not almost all plastic? We shall see...wicked. cant wait till your done. all this new hardware and emblems. wow im envious.