Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by DogCavalry, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    ??

    Just make a standing well like mine. When the seat is where I want it; I can stand and lean back on a nice soft pad. If I want it closer for a short armed person, can be adjusted. The seat slides 7”.
     
  2. DogCavalry
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    :)Have a little faith my friend.
     
  3. DogCavalry
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    If the assembly slides a ⅛" less than 18" it's worthless to me. Does not meet the SOR.
     
  4. Barry
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    I believe that you can stack the sliders. You would have to check as it may depend on the manufacturer
     
  5. DogCavalry
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    IMG_20240613_083846435.jpg
    As described. Total cost, $75. Weight, 35#. Wasted space aft of seating, 0.
     
  6. comfisherman
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    So a vertical post for the back? Seat folds up but doesn't slide?
     
  7. DogCavalry
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    Vertical posts to take the back. Seat drops out of the way instantly. Latches back in a moment.
     
  8. DogCavalry
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    IMG_20240703_193504094.jpg IMG_20240703_193446634.jpg IMG_20240702_184722691_HDR.jpg Seat in place. Hinged on the starboard side. ATM it's blocked up so I can tune the ergonomics. Soon as I get a big bolt to hold it up or release to drop it away I'll upload pic of it down out of the way for standing.
     
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  9. fallguy
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    My good friend and steady helper Ray died a couple years ago from cancer. One time, Ray and I went to the neighbors with a board to cut as my tablesaws were both on a jobsite 20 miles away. The neighbor cut a board I asked to be 3/8” wide to 1/4” and I missed it until got home and returned with more stock for the right cut. As a courtesy, he started the cut and handed the tape measure to Ray. I exclaimed, why you handing him the tape, he’s only accurate to half an inch. Ray always said it was a quarter inch. Ray turned to me and said ‘nu uhhh!’ and held his fingers out the width of a 2x4. He helped for for about 4-4.5 years on the boat and never got to see the launch. Seeing those 2x4s reminded me of him today.
     
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    My best friend from high school passed away a few months before we launched Serenity. For him the reminder is music. There's always a place in the world our friends are supposed to be. Like a missing tooth. Ray and Dave.
     
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  11. DogCavalry
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    IMG_20240704_200208618.jpg IMG_20240704_202747235.jpg Finally got the floor grate in.
     
  12. BlueBell
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    BlueBell . . . _ _ _ . . . _ _ _

    It looks grate!
     
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  13. DogCavalry
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    Neighbour asked me if I could bring his guests home after a day at Brighton Beach. His boat's too small for that many. Being an agreeable fellow, naturally I agreed. When they showed up, there were 15 of them. 16- That's my new record for people on board.

    Averaged 1270rpm, 5.4l/hr, 10.3km/hr
     
  14. BlueBell
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    BlueBell . . . _ _ _ . . . _ _ _

    I trust they all had life jackets or PFD's.
    The fine is $200/each ($3000!)

    1270 is an awfully low cruising RPM.
    How's the new prop performing?
     

  15. DogCavalry
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    New prop is great. Yes, there was a haystack of lifejackets when they got off. That's as fast as I was willing to go with that many standing folks.
     
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