Sealing of sheet hole

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Sealing of sheet hole

Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

14 Nov 2017, 05:57 #1

How is the hole that the sheet lines come through the deck sealed so water doesnt enter?
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exrhodie
Joined: 28 Oct 2012, 11:48

14 Nov 2017, 16:23 #2

Hi, I used a small tube which stands about 1cm proud of the deck. This is generally above the level that water reaches. On one of my other yachts I have used the metal top of a ball point pen. That leaves an even smaller hole and the metal fitting looks stunning.
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Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

14 Nov 2017, 19:09 #3

Greeting from Cape Town Thanks very much. I used a piece of 3mm ali tube. Looks cool and lifts the sheet line above the front hatch cover.
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exrhodie
Joined: 28 Oct 2012, 11:48

15 Nov 2017, 17:13 #4

Gary Hirst wrote: Greeting from Cape Town Thanks very much. I used a piece of 3mm ali tube. Looks cool and lifts the sheet line above the front hatch cover.
Howzit Boet! I lived for some years in PE and then Jo'burg. Now in the cold, miserable UK. I sail mainly in one of the local parks or on a canal which runs very close by. Good luck with the build. I still sail mine about 4 years after the build.
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Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

15 Nov 2017, 19:02 #5

Lekker man. Im originally from Knysna now CT. Have some nice dams this side cant wait to sail. Busy with the deck and hatches. Really enjoyed the build so far.
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m-o-t-
Joined: 27 May 2014, 05:58

18 Nov 2017, 06:15 #6

Hi
Good to see you enjoying the build...sail the finished boat pretty good too.

I used some small copper tube on my deck penetrations.  As I used a winch, there are two as you can see in the foreground on the deck in attached photo facing backwards
The power switch has been changed since this photo was taken to a through the the deck one so that no covers need to be removed for powering on or off.
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Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

18 Nov 2017, 06:55 #7

Thanks mot going to do a similar thing. Can you give a sketch of how that winch cable system works. I couldnt get it right so went for survo with arm. I see yo seal your hatch with tape was it leaking?
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m-o-t-
Joined: 27 May 2014, 05:58

20 Nov 2017, 02:05 #8

Have look at this site for the way to set up winches
http://www.onemetre.net/Build/Drums/Drums.htm
I used the the closed system with my winch below the deck and the line going through 2 'S' shaped copper tubes.
Re; the tape,  I do not have hatch covers just some clear plastic sheet and seal it with tape....Some like it some do not.
Any photos of your build?

MOT
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Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

20 Nov 2017, 05:45 #9

m-o-t- wrote: Have look at this site for the way to set up winches
http://www.onemetre.net/Build/Drums/Drums.htm
I used the the closed system with my winch below the deck and the line going through 2 'S' shaped copper tubes.
Re; the tape,  I do not have hatch covers just some clear plastic sheet and seal it with tape....Some like it some do not.
Any photos of your build?

MOT
Hi MOT

Great thanks. Have attached some pics of the build so far. Done undercoat and going to paint this week. 
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m-o-t-
Joined: 27 May 2014, 05:58

30 Nov 2017, 05:22 #10

That good looking build going on there Gary.....
How long has it taken you?
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Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

30 Nov 2017, 06:26 #11

m-o-t- wrote: That good looking build going on there Gary.....
How long has it taken you?
Hi M-O-T

I started on 6 Oct so about two months. I travel for business quite a bit so dont work all the time. I would imagine about 80hrs so far(with a few rebuild mistakes). Busy rigging and making the sail today so pretty close to finished. Will post pic of finished boat. Really have enjoyed the build learnt a lot.
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Gary Hirst
Joined: 10 Oct 2017, 19:52

10 Dec 2017, 18:22 #12

Gary Hirst wrote:
m-o-t- wrote: That good looking build going on there Gary.....
How long has it taken you?
Hi M-O-T

I started on 6 Oct so about two months. I travel for business quite a bit so dont work all the time. I would imagine about 80hrs so far(with a few rebuild mistakes). Busy rigging and making the sail today so pretty close to finished. Will post pic of finished boat. Really have enjoyed the build learnt a lot.
Launched sparrow today sailed very well.
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