Another "What is This" Thread - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-09-2013
asdf38's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 673
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 5
asdf38 is on a distinguished road
Another "What is This" Thread

Both my hatches have these square pipe structures around them on the inside of the cabin.

I had vaugly assumed they were structural until I actually looked at them. They're thin hollow plastic or PVC pipes with a few screws and silicon holding them to the inside of the cabin.

Before I yank them down any idea what they were/are?


Attached Thumbnails
Another "What is This" Thread-odllnzq.jpg  
__________________
1979 Contessa 26
Boston, Ma
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-09-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,847
Thanks: 4
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Tempest is on a distinguished road
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

No Clue... That's is scary. looks like a least a tube or two of chaulk to scrape off too.

Maybe someone's idea of attaching a shade or screen ?
__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-09-2013
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,969
Thanks: 25
Thanked 39 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

To hold black out canvas over the window so people can sleep during the day.... or not wake up at dawn. I have alaminum foil on the inside of the windows in my cabin.... but I still wake at dawn!
__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-09-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Probably a cover or a bug screen that had gathered elastic around the border, the whole thing may have 'snapped' on around the pipe frame. Not a bad idea, though a bit unsightly as installed...
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-09-2013
asdf38's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 673
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 5
asdf38 is on a distinguished road
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Ah very good. I think the bug screen is probably it although shade makes sense too. I know there were screens for other hatches/ports in the junk I got with boat.

It's funny because I never really noticed them or thought about them until I rebed that hatch today and took a closer look.

I'll get rid of them. Nothing feels better than removing stuff from the boat. Hopefully that silicon peels right off.
__________________
1979 Contessa 26
Boston, Ma
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 06-10-2013
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,383
Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Yeah the first thing I thought was an over engineered, and somewhat industrial method of installing a bug screen. I guess the PO hadn't discovered the wonders of Velcro!
__________________
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Hull#101
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 06-10-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4,967
Thanks: 5
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 11
wind_magic has a spectacular aura about wind_magic has a spectacular aura about wind_magic has a spectacular aura about
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Agree with the above, probably for a screen or something.

Could also control water from the hatch. If water comes in that hatch it might start running along the top until it reaches the sides of the hull, but with that PVC in place it would hit the PVC and drip straight down instead. I doubt anyone would put PVC up like that for that purpose when you could do the same thing by just running a trace of glue around the hatch instead of something big like PVC.

Edit, I just thought of a way to use that PVC as a bug screen. If you had screen or mosquito netting with a draw string sewn around the edge you could put the screen up so that the draw string was on the upper side of the PVC near the top and just pull the draw string tight and tie it and it would stay up, maybe that is how they used it (?)
__________________
What are you pretending not to know ?

Please support my
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by wind_magic; 06-10-2013 at 03:30 AM. Reason: Edit
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 06-10-2013
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,361
Thanks: 88
Thanked 50 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

It is a home-brew version of this;





RobGallagher likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 06-10-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,905
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

If they used 5200 to glue those pipes in place, you will probably not be able to get it off without destroying the headliner. I would just add more pipes, tubes, and ducting, and go with the industrial look.
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 06-10-2013
asdf38's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 673
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 5
asdf38 is on a distinguished road
Re: Another "What is This" Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
If they used 5200 to glue those pipes in place, you will probably not be able to get it off without destroying the headliner. I would just add more pipes, tubes, and ducting, and go with the industrial look.
Haha no, 5200 was only used to bed the forward hatch...not for the mystery pipe structure.
__________________
1979 Contessa 26
Boston, Ma
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Seacock" vs. "ballcock" or "ball valve?" SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 18 09-02-2013 05:31 PM
Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices... CCRYDER Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 23 10-12-2012 09:23 AM
Not another "What's the best blue water boat" thread CapnHand Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 09-29-2007 06:04 AM
C270 Main Sail "stack Pack", Quick Cover", "lazy Bag" Install randy22556 Catalina 1 02-28-2007 11:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.