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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: chingdevil on March 23, 2007, 10:47:10 AM

Title: Washport Positions
Post by: chingdevil on March 23, 2007, 10:47:10 AM
I hope you knowledgeable people out there can help me.

I am building a Mountfleet Sealight Puffer and want to fit the working washports. The problem I have is this the hull thickness at deck level is 2mm, the washports are 5mm thick. So which side of the hull does the excess go or should they be flush? In which case I have some filing to do. :( :(

The other Brian 8)
Title: Re: Washport Positions
Post by: Tug on March 23, 2007, 09:32:05 PM
A partially educated guess, inside,   ???

anything on the outside might snag, and the doored sort would open to let the water out and not in.

But I will give way if wrong.  tug
Title: Re: Washport Positions
Post by: Bryan Young on March 23, 2007, 10:31:40 PM
I hope you knowledgeable people out there can help me.

I am building a Mountfleet Sealight Puffer and want to fit the working washports. The problem I have is this the hull thickness at deck level is 2mm, the washports are 5mm thick. So which side of the hull does the excess go or should they be flush? In which case I have some filing to do. :( :(

The other Brian 8)
The top of the "flap" is inboard and the lower 2 thirds is outboard. Hinge 1 third of depth from the top. Therefore the port closes under its own weight when the ship rolls the other way.
Title: Re: Washport Positions
Post by: John W E on March 24, 2007, 09:40:38 AM
hi there Brian chingdevil

Washport doors are normally the same thickness as the side bullwarks so I am afraid you will have to thin down yours from 5mm to 2mm thick - or, you could actually, if you prefer, manufacture new ones out of 2mm thick plastic card.    If this doesnt help, give a shout - Ive got some drawings which I can dig out for you.

aye
john e
bluebird
Title: Re: Washport Positions
Post by: chingdevil on March 25, 2007, 06:56:05 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. looks like I have some sanding to do, or if that fails make some new ones. Now where di I put the angle grinder. ;) ;)

The other Brian