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  1. #43716
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    Hi peter. Looking a bit closer, I'm thinking the storm covers go to the inside. That face is not machined smooth and the glass just works better to have the thread to the inside. Maybe designed for a steel boat? The recess is about 23 mm
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    I could laminate some 18 mm ply to the inside of the cabin sides both providing a backing for the in fills where the existing windows are and then mount them to that? So they would be recessed into the cabin sides 25mm. Which is there current thickness. The problem I see with that is, a: not as strong and b: water ingress/ rot problems.
    Any ideas welcome.

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    It looks to me as if the cover would go on the outside, that being the normal position for storm covers.
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    Yep. so the cover protects the glass.

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    I see what you mean. Its going to cause its own problems though. Whacking shins, keeping the thread clean and just plain old overkill. An act of sacrilege may have to take place.

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    But, if the glass is thick and strong, you could certainly mount the portholes with the threaded flange inward. Keep the storm covers for emergencies, i.e., use them if the glass breaks.

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    That would be ideal Rick. The flange is only 23 mm thick though, so it's going to catch on the internal cabin sides. I may be able to modify the hinge points??

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    The hole would have to be cut like thisIMG_5608.jpg

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    Looks like Charlie Brown.

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    Alternatively, just don't use the storm covers. Set the portholes further into the cabin - you could always have a frame inside - so they sit fairly flush on the outside.

    Rick

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    Hahaha.... I'm pretty sure I will just cut them off flush. They will bed on the outside just right. Which is why I was wondering what I could make from all that bronze. All sorts of shippy stuff and it would be fun to learn.
    Is gunmetal bronze structural? I'm thinking mast hoops, bob stay conecter thing, the ring on the end of the bowsprit... the list goes on. Is it suitable material though? That I don't know.
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    LG2 ( gunmetal) is easy to cast, it doesn't shrink much as it cools to solid.It's not very strong and is a bit malleable. For high strength aluminium bronze would be a better choice, or manganese bronze. Very stong but uncooperative, high shrinkage , LG2 is available from your local scrap metal dealer, used in municipal water valves, good quality. Fire control equipment. About $12 kg new from a friendly non ferrous foundry.
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    Perfect info! Thanks Peter

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    What does "Not very strong" mean? My boat has a few bits and bobs made of aluminium-how would gunmetal compare with that?

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    This will say Phil https://www.classicmarine.co.uk/arti...als/201-metals

    You'll have to open the link and read asthe table won't copy and paste properly, it gets all muddled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    What does "Not very strong" mean? My boat has a few bits and bobs made of aluminium-how would gunmetal compare with that?
    I know what bitts are, but what are bobs?

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    If she had a bowsprit the stay underneath it would attach to the bobs.


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    Pixie is currently using Bob's stay. He hasn't yet asked for it back, which is generous of him.

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    If you had 2 of them once you could buy a pie.
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    Not if they were aluminium


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    You needed three for an aluminium pie.

    Never let an opportunity go pie.

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    Despite my best efforts this is as close as I managed to get launching the Tammie this weekend. The old mirror rig despite being small actually looks not bad. However I have decided to go with the lug rig instead due to it’s simplicity.

    Does anyone have a spare one For Sale or know someone who has It needs to be around 80 sq ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    You needed three for an aluminium pie.

    Never let an opportunity go pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    If you had 2 of them once you could buy a pie.
    Or a HUGE bag o' lollies (mixed or otherwise).
    You can never have too many clamps

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    Buy buy aluminium pie.
    Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
    Them good ole boys were drinking Whisky and rye
    Singing thisll be the pie that I buy
    oh this'll be the pie that I buy

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    Went for a brief sail. Once we got outside the creek it was much easier to see the two thunderstorms approaching. We came back in. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Went for a brief sail. Once we got outside the creek it was much easier to see the two thunderstorms approaching. We came back in. :-)
    Looks like it's about to get very wet up there.
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    Yep. It's looking soggy. We can use it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Buy buy aluminium pie.
    Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
    Them good ole boys were drinking Whisky and rye
    Singing thisll be the pie that I buy
    oh this'll be the pie that I buy
    That song seems crusty now but it lives on!

    Rick

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    Mike Field and partner have been here for dinner and are staying overnight. It's been way too long but as with old friends it seems like only yesterday. Good to catch up.

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    Did you have pie?

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    Pi?

    Only a square one…………...

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    Cruising Helmsman just payed me and a bit more than I had hoped as well...very pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Cruising Helmsman just payed me and a bit more than I had hoped as well...very pleased.


    Very well done!


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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Cruising Helmsman just payed me and a bit more than I had hoped as well...very pleased.
    Very good news Gary !!
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