Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Some design details of Margherita

I have been asked how I stow my anchor on the foredeck.  Here are some pictures of what I came up with. The lashing goes through two eyes screwed to the foredeck.  The anchor holds well, with 2m of chain and rope


Also, I got Phil Swift to alter the cockpit stowage.  Instead of small lockers with lids, I asked for lidless lockers with enough room to stow a 12litre fuel tank on the engine side and warps and fenders on the other.  Works a treat and allows easy quick access.  I also added two Sampson posts to the cockpit rear for mooring up etc.  Very useful. Other shillings have the aft Henderson hatch cover in the deck.  I thought this to be both ugly and impractical so I have it in the rear cockpit bulkhead.  looks better and allows easier access to spare warps and fenders etc. stowed inside.















6 comments:

  1. All these features are excellent - especially the anchor stowage - helps keep the deck undamaged as well as the skippers toes!

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  2. I am currently building a Shilling, and once I complete the interior will be starting on the deck and coachroof. Mast tabernacle, bowsprit hold-down and chainplates are currently being fabricated locally in stainless steel, but I haven't found a source for opening portlights that would be appropriate to the thin plywood (3/8") on the sides of the coachroof. Where did you get your stainless portlights?

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, I did not spot your post. The portlights are chrome plated brass and were supplied by a marine fittings firm in UK called Timage. They were surprisingly cheap but not brilliantly made. As far as I am aware they don't sell them any more.

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  3. I would also be very interested in the details of your bilge pump. I think a Whale Compac could be fitted on the starboard side of the bridgedeck, oriented vertically with a removeable handle, to vent either through the starboard hull side, or into the c/b case as per the plans. Would you happen to have photos of how your boat is rigged?

    Thanks!

    Bruce Bolster, Clandeboye, Manitoba

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    1. I will look for pics. I have a whale pump but it is mounted in the cockpit sole not on the bulkhead as with other shillings. I thought it ugly there. In truth I hardly use it. For small amounts of water a bucket and sponge is ok. For big volumes (I laid her almost flat once and flooded the cockpit ) the bucket and adrenalin did a faster job than the pump would have.I

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    2. Bruce. I have posted some pics and info on the pump and portlights. I have hundreds of pics of the build, if you want any more detail please ask. Jeremy

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