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Hamerston



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:22 pm    Post subject: Inflatable for cockpit cover. Reply with quote

Hello, does anyone use their inflatable for a cockpit cover? Maybe some pictures and mounting suggestions? Thanks
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ssobol



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City/Region: Leesburg
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C-Dory Year: 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you do when the inflatable is in the water (i.e. used for its intended purpose)?
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hardee



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I do, on SleepyC and have been doing that for 12 years. I love the way it works, shade, and rain cover, but for that function it would be nice if the inflatable was a bit wider. I do have a light rain fly that can go over the inflatable and comes down to the gunnels for serious rain situations.

I have a custom stainless pipe rack, sits in the slopping between the splashwell and the storage covers. Built very heavy duty, and the rack serves multiple functions.




If that worked, you got the photo, if not, it should work for a link to take you to my album. Sorry, (on edit), it didn't bring the photo here. So, 3rd row down, 2nd from left. Click on the SleepyC in blue at the left.

Harvey
SleepyC Moon

It looks good to me! - TyBoo

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Hamerston



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Harvey. I kind of remember seeing this setup when my son and I chatted with you in Tribune Bay a few years ago. Cheers
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hardee



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamerston wrote:
Thanks Harvey. I kind of remember seeing this setup when my son and I chatted with you in Tribune Bay a few years ago. Cheers


Wow, you have a good memory. I remember chatting with a couple of C-Dorys there, while I was scrubbing the bottom, if I remember right.

If you decide to do it, I would use heavy wall, 1 or 1.25 inch diameter, 316 marine stainless. Yup, expensive, but lighter than mine, and easier to keep shiney --if that is an issue for you. Mine is stainless pipe, and it was built to serve multiple purposes. It has an extendable lifting arm, welded on cleats, and loops, and can be easily removed (except for the bases which are severly bolted on).

Harvey
SleepyCMoon
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Wandering Sagebrush



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Inflatable for cockpit cover. Reply with quote

Hamerston wrote:
Hello, does anyone use their inflatable for a cockpit cover? Maybe some pictures and mounting suggestions? Thanks


Look through the photo album of El and Bill Fiero, I believe they did that. Boat name Halcyon.

http://www.cruisingamerica-halcyondays.com/

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WeekiTiki



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssobol wrote:
What do you do when the inflatable is in the water (i.e. used for its intended purpose)?


Have tarpaulin under inflatable

If I'd known I'd buy this boat

would have kept my 9 foot Achilles and had it refurbished

But thinking back now...

That boat would have been thirty years old in 2020

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hardee



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do carry, and have used a few times, a lightweight tent rain fly that can go over the inflatable and down the sides nearly to the gunnels on both sides for when it is really rainy and windy. Makes the boat much more of a wind-vein at anchor, but does keep the cockpit dryer.

Harvey
SleepyC Moon


BTW, the Port Harvey resort and dock are for sale now.
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WeekiTiki



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that in your original post Harvey

but only after I too posted

Ordered a Sunbrella 6x6 to connect to my roof rack and cover the stern

and 4x4 to shade hatch up front when moored

Boat's been in the water these last two plus weeks

Really just now getting it rigged for camping
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:37 pm    Post subject: Port Harvey is sold as of March 2nd Reply with quote

http://portharvey.blogspot.com/
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