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Old 09 May 2009, 17:13   #1
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This weeks little project.

The reason for posting this is that I hope it inspires others to ‘Have a go’ at making something themselves. And to show off of course

The Nashers Revenge has an enclosed Transom behind a Bench seat, and large drains down either side of the bench seat to allow any water on deck to drain back into the central well or through the trunks.

On the Starboard side the 3 inch conduit for all the cables from the console emerges, and protrudes 2 inches above the deck. The large ‘Witches Hat’ I put on can be held down with a Jubilee clip which stops any water washing around from filling up the conduit.

In the Port Jockey the fuel pipe exits the top of the tank, then goes through a gland under the deck, and emerges through another gland just in front of the transom. Between the two is a void under the deck that is only accessible via the holes the glands are screwed down over. Running alongside the fuel pipe is the fuel tank level sender wire.

The trouble is water leaks past the useless gland fitted at the factory, and the under deck void fills up with water. Getting it out again is a right pain.

My solution was to fabricate a top hat section in Fibreglass that could be sealed and screwed down to the deck above the hole with a rubber gaiter on top. This means that the water has to be 2 inches deep before the gaiter even needs to do its job.

In the images below please ignore the state of the Fuel Filter housing, as cleaning it up and spraying it is next weekends job.

Pic 1
Inside the Jockey with Gland unscrewed and moved to one side.
Pic 2
Original useless Gland at transom moved to one side showing hole into under deck void. This is shown through the large hole in the enclosed transom that forms the back of the bench seat.
Pic 3
My makeshift mould made from a drinks bottle and a plastic tin lid.
Pic 4
Layed up with 4 layers of woven matt.
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Removed from the Mould
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Old 09 May 2009, 17:14   #2
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Pic 6
Cut down to size and cleaned up
Pic 7
Flowcoated Yellow
Pic 8
Screwed down on a bed of Sikaflex with Stainless steel screws.
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With the top of an old ‘Witches Hat’ stretched over and held down by a jubilee clip.

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Old 09 May 2009, 17:27   #3
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Very Nice Proper Job

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Old 09 May 2009, 19:59   #4
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You want to get that mould Patented before someone spashes it

Nice job!

Next weeks little project.....How to stop your seat back from becomming a Life Raft
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Nice work mate.
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Pic 6
Cut down to size and cleaned up
Pic 7
Flowcoated Yellow
Pic 8
Screwed down on a bed of Sikaflex with Stainless steel screws.
Pic 9
With the top of an old ‘Witches Hat’ stretched over and held down by a jubilee clip.

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Ingenuity at it finest ....first class. you could have used yellow screw covers if you wanted to be a real superhero....
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Old 10 May 2009, 13:08   #7
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Thanks for the comments guys, it's the sort of little project that makes you feel good when you step back and look at what you've made. I was lucky to have everything I needed hanging around as well, so it didn't cost a penny.

Didn't need it today though, the Solent was so calm on the trip to Ribex and back the deck was bone dry the whole day.

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Old 10 May 2009, 13:11   #8
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Didn't need it today though, the Solent was so calm on the trip to Ribex and back the deck was bone dry the whole day.

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You can go off people ! I still cant walk properly from Friday !

very nice job !
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Old 11 May 2009, 12:18   #9
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You can go off people ! I still cant walk properly from Friday !

funny, but I never realised Nasher was that way inclined.
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Old 11 May 2009, 12:58   #10
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Brilliant idea - maybe you should start making seats and consoles as well - sure you would do them cheaper than most!!!
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