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Nov 29, 2012, 08:06 PM
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The following pictures should show and describe how I intend to make a watertight/airtight compartment forward of H 4 .5.
In the last picture the grey component is the new former showing the cut out for the removable bulkhead hatch. The former shown at H 4 .5 and above H 4.5 C has been made in two parts , and temporarily set in place.
Before anyone gets too alarmed. I will say, that I will be making accommodations for expansion and contraction within the compartment. I have time to decide whether I will use a bladder or ball check valve or duck lip valve(s). In any event, that will be cut in after I have tested the aforementioned devices. And after the waterproof hatch has been installed (with gasket )and the mechanism perfected for holding it in place.:
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Nov 29, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbilgewater
...I intend to make a watertight/airtight compartment ... Before anyone gets too alarmed. I will say, that I will be making accommodations for expansion and contraction within the compartment.
Hummmmm. I for one (not that I matter in the least) would feel better if you left the bulkhead open to allow the forward section 'breathe'... It's a boat- water will find its way in there, one day. Airflow is your friend.
Nov 30, 2012, 01:26 AM
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AEROMINDED: Thanks for the thought.
I should have been more clear. The bulkhead will only be closed while running.In fact when finnished ,this 63 will have all of the air spaces open to air circulation from H-1 to the transom.No air spaces will be left "closed off".If built according to plans,there is a "honeycomb" of places between transom and H-13,and between H-1 & H-2,all are ventilated on this example.
Having worked in/around dairy processing/food processing all my life with elec,/electronics I am well aware of water/liquid/chemicals, getting in unwanted places.The only place that is dry in dairy processing,is the office.Usually!!?!?!

OBW

PS The first time I built the STIRLING 63 , 50 years ago,I was already tuned in to this problem. There were NO LEAKS then,I expect none now.
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Nov 30, 2012, 06:59 AM
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You keep adding stuff to this boat you'll have to get bigger motors. What's the reason for this new addition? Pete
Nov 30, 2012, 07:55 AM
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You keep adding stuff to this boat you'll have to get bigger motors. What's the reason for this new addition? Pete
I don't want it renamed from "BLIVET" to "TITANIC" .PETE, this is just a part of my whole plan for this CC. Stay tuned.
OBW
Dec 05, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Neither rain, sleet, hail, snow or hurricane, Sandy can keep Rich Kohl from delivering the goods.
I ordered Saturday, December 1, Rich said he would go out Monday the third, I received the today the fifth.
The service could have only been better had Rich driven here,package in hand, and knocked on my door.
Oh well, Rich, you missed out on a free coffee
. Thanks Rich.
OBW.
PS the 2 ESC s were not even wet
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Dec 05, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Dec 05, 2012, 07:22 PM
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HA HA I ordered mine on the 1st and got it on the 4th


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Originally Posted by oldbilgewater
Neither rain, sleet, hail, snow or hurricane, Sandy can keep Rich Kohl from delivering the goods.
I ordered Saturday, December 1, Rich said he would go out Monday the third, I received the today the fifth.
The service could have only been better had Rich driven here,package in hand, and knocked on my door.
Oh well, Rich, you missed out on a free coffee
. Thanks Rich.
OBW.
PS the 2 ESC s were not even wet
Dec 05, 2012, 08:10 PM
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HA HA I ordered mine on the 1st and got it on the 4th
Yeh, but I had to walk 4 miles to pick mine up at the slowest post office in North America.
Besides the extra day allowed more time for them to dry out
OBW
Dec 05, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Those ESC's look interesting. Can you post a couple more photos of them without the rubber bands and paperwork?
Dec 05, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbilgewater
Yeh, but I had to walk 4 miles to pick mine up at the slowest post office in North America.
Besides the extra day allowed more time for them to dry out
OBW
SURE,SURE up hill both directions in the snow
Dec 05, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbilgewater
the bulkhead will only be closed while running.in fact when finnished ,this 63 will have all of the air spaces open to air circulation from h-1 to the transom.no air spaces will be left "closed off.
Dec 06, 2012, 07:01 AM
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SURE,SURE up hill both directions in the snow
Browndog: If I started to tell you all of the stories of this P O ,it would be pages.
I feel lucky that I even rec'd them.
But, as to the walk, it was uphill both ways in the snow AND I had holes in my shoes

OBW
Dec 06, 2012, 08:07 AM
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I used to put skis on my bike so I could ride in the snow.
Dec 06, 2012, 08:13 AM
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PHOTOS PFROM NEAR PHILLY, PFOR THE CALIPHORNIA PHOTO PHREAK


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