|Put together port-lite frames, round pipe on pilot house window|
|The port-light frames have been an ongoing project over the past few weeks, and finally they are together. Those were done in spare time etc.|
|For the first external
construction we have done in ( what seems like ) ages, we
decided to work on the front window framing. We thought
of many possible scenarios, like using 3 small separate
windows for the front, four, two ( yuk! ) and finally
decided on one single piece curved across from one side
to the other.
problem is getting 1/2" hard coated lexan with a
tint that is greater than 8' long! This is where the
large round pipe came into play. The total width of the
opening goes up to about 8'5" max. With the 5"
pipe quarter on each side, 4" was taken away. The
windows "ledge" that it seats again will add
another inch overall and will seat 1.5" on each
|The window will
be supported of course by a couple of 2x2's each side of
center, with some kind of rubber backing.
The proposed curve, about 4", is shown in the photo. It just so happened that, with slight modification, a piece of extra frame from the pilot-house camber, brought the curve to 4 1/4" ! Cool!
6 hours - Put in 1/4 pipe for front window, welded up frames for port-lights