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Nirvana

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Re: Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 12:46:40 PM »
Hi all, thank you for your input.  I had some problems with replying, my responses kept getting truncated so I moved on to the project.

Sounds like several great concepts put into play, some more drastic than others.  I like Brads solution.  Sounds quite permanent but certainly effective.

FYI, I decided on leather, 4oz, stained black, doubled, glued then chafing guards sewn around the top and bottom.  Looks nice but we will see how it works.
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Ken Sabatini
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Re: Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 09:04:18 PM »
Hi Ken,
We have Helios, 2000 H46 #27. We didn't have a stainless frame around the opening, just a huge opening. A couple of years ago I had a piece of 1/4" white Starboard CNC'd cut at a plastics place in Ft. Lauderdale (Prospect Plastics) to fit the opening, and then carefully measured and drilled/Dremeled 3 holes for the lines to pass through from the deck organizer to the triple clutch in the cockpit. I then drilled mounting holes for stainless screws - it has worked great. The 1/4" thickness has enough bend to it to conform to the curve of the coaming.
I just tried to attach a photo but it isn't working for some reason - happy to email you a pic if you reply.
Brad

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Re: Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 04:51:37 AM »
we're planning on . . .
plastic of fiberglass tubes for the lines (we have 6)
fill with spray foam around 'em
shape
resin and fiberglass to cover
fairing compound
smooth
2-part polyurethane paint to match. 
We had a deck organizer on the cabin top in front of this, and a 5-part line clutch inside the dodger, before the electric winch.  The lines always are in the same locations.  Hope we get to this, the firehose can be impressive

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Re: Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 02:53:04 PM »
Thanks Jim, that is thick stuff for sure.  I
Ken Sabatini
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Re: Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 02:33:40 PM »
 I replaced ours with sheet rubber, the stuff used as a roofing material, about 5 years ago. Just cut holes big enough to allow the lines to pass through. Has held up well in tropical environment so far.

Jim
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Cockpit Line Pass-through repair H46
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 10:11:05 PM »
Hi all, hope this finds you well and warm!

Some have called these 'fire hoses' into the cockpit.  I do not know to technical name for them.

As seen in the attached photos the prior owner installed what appears to be a rubberized fabric backed by duct-tape and carpet edging!!!  I know right?  Well it did work for awhile but has been steadily degrading and now we're getting a bit wet in here when the seas get rough, not to mention its lack of appeal.

So I'm looking for ideas and/or solutions you may have come up with.

I have now removed the SS Frames and found mountains of multiple layers of sealants of various types in addition to the aforementioned duct-tape, rubber and aluminum carpet edging.

I have contemplated replacing with (of all things) heavy-duty shower pan liner which is very thick and very tough neoprene.  This would still require some structural back plate to keep it from just tearing out on a big wave over the bow.  I would be donig a bit of a more graceful job on the install I should think.  :)

 It would also mean I'd have to have some rolled edge for the lines to pass over as to not chafe them or the membrane.

Open to thoughts, concepts and/or solutions.

Ken
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