Pedestal house…

shipman_pedestal_step_01First step to a complete and homemade Pedestal for the Sailboat! Next step is adding strength and stability with fibre glass, so the harsh marine environment won’t eat up the Pedestal…

The ‘wings’ in port- and starboard side, are bases for the beam of stainless steel to protect the Garmin GPSmap plotter. Also on port- and starboard side are holes for service and maintenance, same as the large hole on the back (Bow side) of the Pedestal.

 

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Construction of the Pedestal!

shipman_construction_pedestal_01With own drawings and technical plans for the future instruments, I could measure up the plan for the construction of the Pedestal. The box are made from mahogany laminate with Tec7 sealings (marine grade silicone)

Instruments for the Pedestal,

  • Garmin GPSmap 527xs
  • Garmin/Silva 100 B/H (compass)
  • Wema Rudder indicator

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Base for the Pedestal…

shipman_base_To glue the base of the Pedestal into the Cockpit, I’m using the Tec7 marine grade silicone, this is very strong and highly suitable for this type of work. To fixate the base in the right position, four bolts are placed in the pre-drilled holes in the Cockpit/base.

 

 

Finding a Pipe…

shipman_pedestal_pipe_01Finding the right Pipe for the Pedestal was important, the medium size drain (in Denmark) was perfect for the job. In the top picture you can also see the Wheel I bought used on a online page for secondhand stuff. The picture below, you can see the Pipe resting in the step below Deck…

 

 

 

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Pedestal Cockpit mount…

shipman_pedestal_mount_01The Pedestal for the Wheel Steering are passing thru the Deck in the Cockpit, this need a propper mount. The mount are made of Laminated Mahogany with four strong bolts, so the Pedestal can be removed if necessary for maintenance and service.

 

 

 

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Pedestal step

shipman_step_steeringThe Pedestal for the Wheel Steering has to rest in a step below the Deck in the Cockpit, this was made in Mahogany Laminate, glued and secured with a strong layer of Fiberglass…

Making ready for Wheel Steering…

shipman_cockpit_box_01The Stern Bench in the Cockpit, the former housing of the Engine controls, are cut away. This part of the Bench were removed to give enough space when steering the Wheel and to give ‘The Captain’ even more space I will lower the Deck in the Cockpit behind the Pedestal. First up is building the new ‘box’ in the Cockpit, a simple construction of Mahogany Laminate with holes for installations and drain.

 

 

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22 Holes!

shipman_holes_Like an old Cheese, the Hull have 22 holes! All the old thru-hull, exhaust and Seacocks has been removed, they are now prepped for fiberglass. The goal is to get a clean Hull and then place the right amount of quality Seacocks etc. in the right places…