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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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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
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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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