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Re: Have a workbench?

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Seems to me.. build a boat to fit around the shop would be the dream!
Oh..guess that would become a barge, not a sailboat lol
Philadelphia seaport museum had a workshop on a barge before the new building was built quite a long time ago.
Whats wrong with having a machine shop on a sail boat??? Works fine for me.



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Not indoor but I have fashioned a fender board (2 x 8"by approx. 6-7') to fit snug between port and starboard jib sheet winches in cockpit by cutting ends of board to shape of winch bases...doesn't take much to lock in as I don't want ends to catch on anything while fender board is deployed. Vice fits good, have some holes already so some tools have built in holders. Not much room on 30 fter so have to make due.
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Re: Have a workbench?

I have a little bench that I can clamp the the lathe and a vice that goes on that if I need it.


I'll have to take a picture of that setup.... thought i had some but can't find them.

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Re: Have a workbench?

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How long has the lathe been on board?

The reason I ask is because I have a similar lathe (and other machines) in a space under my house and I have a full-time job keeping rust off the bed-ways, chucks and working surfaces. I shudder to think how my lathe would survive in a salt-laden environment.

If it isn't a new installation - how do you it?

If it is a new installation - good luck.
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Re: Have a workbench?

T9 and spray lithium grease are your friend. I installed it a while back and it has since sailed a single handed transat with me and has been all over the bay and to Bermuda and back in the last few years. Still works fine and looks ok.
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T9 and spray lithium grease are your friend. I installed it a while back and it has since sailed a single handed transat with me and has been all over the bay and to Bermuda and back in the last few years. Still works fine and looks ok.
I will be happy with a sturdy platform and a vise! I am impressed that you manage to find space for that machine. I would have to leave the Admiral behind if I took something like that. Ha! Is it a money maker?

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Re: Have a workbench?

It has payed for itself a few times over by now. I have a cross slide vice for it and a collet chuck, so I can use it for milling as well as turning. I have made a bunch of stuff for my boat instead of buying things with "Marine" written all over them. Things like prop shaft and bearings for the rudder etc. Just last week I refurbished a couple of winches from another boat where spares were not to be had for them anymore. Made a new bottom rudder support for a 42 Morgan and milled and turned a few bit for the Hatteras I am working on right now. My old 4 hp lite evinrude needed a new waterpump housing and the motor being that old, you cant get them off the shelf anymore. Made one out of a lump of bronze in an evening that I had left over from another project. Those a just a few of the bits that have come out of my little machine shop in the last couple of month.

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Re: Have a workbench?

wow, that's impressive.

I have a metal boat, a LOT more room than you, and now curse you for giving me ideas!
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Re: Have a workbench?

I pretty much built the cabin of the boat around the lathe when I built Tiki. After I was done I pretty much ended up with a floating tool box, but it helps filling the cruising kitty.

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Re: Have a workbench?

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That would straddle my galley peninsula nicely. I can already picture the epoxy and beer bottle stains.
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