SEA KNIGHT

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby mrintense » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Craig, it should be fairly easy to mock up the steering wheel either with a foam ring or just make one from cardboard. I think you could get close enough to make a decision regarding how close to the wheel you want to be.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby JimmY » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:33 pm

Nice looking build.

Something to consider if you're mocking up a steering wheel, on my Teleflex steering with a 13.5" diameter wheel, the rim is 4" to 5" from the dash. I wish the manufacturers would post this kind of information.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:42 pm

Thank you JimmY, that will be useful.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:44 am

Finally finished the helm seat installation on the starboard side. It took me many hours and days to do all the figuring, making up parts, varnish work etc. I did make duplicate parts for the port side so I expect that to go faster but I didn't expect this to take so long. Still lots of details to do. Anyway this is how I decided to do it.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:01 am

Craig: I like it. Is the seat permanently in that position or does it fold down out of the way to allow standing at the helm?
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:42 am

Hello Bryan, It does fold down but I think I should be able to stand with it in the position shown. I dont have a steering system yet but I think I have room. I just realized I could install removable pins at the hinge point for quick removal of the entire seat and base.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby PeterG » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:49 am

Great concept! How sturdy does it feel when you use it? Think it's good without an angled brace between the tube legs? I tend to overbuild things like that... :D
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby bobinpowayca » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:54 pm

Hi Craig, that looks like a pretty clean arrangement, I like it. I'm building Geronimo and am currently building the motorwell and installing the decking (floor).. Not to get off the subject but I'm interested in how you attached your floor decking to the floor battens - I'm assuming the center panel is removable. Did you add any flotation.? I like the grey deck. Looking good. Bob
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby mrintense » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:47 pm

Craig,

Nice setup for the helm chair. For many things, simpler is better. Less to go wrong. The boat has a real 50's look to her now. Have you started considering electrical yet? What are you're plans for the fuel tank?

Glad to see you getting back into your Sea Knight. I have been enjoying watching your build since it started.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby hoodman » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Looking great, Craig!

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:49 pm

Thanks guys for the replys.
Peter the legs and metal parts seem excellent and plenty strong. Garelick side mount 75055. The system holds my 245lbs ok so far.

Bob my deck ply is just attached with a few screws into the battens, seems to be all that is needed. the three panels are removable but the side ones are a bit tight in there positions. I did not add any flotation.

Carl I have not settled on any fuel tank ideas or electrical as yet but expect with electrical to use a simple rocker panel for basic functions and keep the wiring to a minimum. I would like to have the fuel and battery located near the center of buoyancy but not sure what I would have to do to plum and route back to the motor etc.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby JimmY » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:36 am

Hi Craig,

The seat looks really nice. Nice wood color choices.

I was going ask how you did the legs, but I see it is a commercial system. It looks like Garelick makes a lot of cool marine accessories.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby rleete » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:28 pm

Craig Aho wrote:The caulk (Mahogany colored) went well but when I pulled the frog tape I had some slight lower edge damage (seen as white lines). Not sure what to do about it yet.


Furniture stores (and some hardware places) have these touch up crayons for scratches on fine furniture. Won't cover huge mistakes, but for a slight color match they work quite well.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:00 pm

Finally have all the glass installed on the cabin and flybridge windscreen. still have to trim out the flybridge glass except for the side frames which I just glued in with a clear adhesive and escutcheon pins. I will try to clean up imperfections somehow though and still need to come up with a solution to the gaps under the side frames where I did a poor job of wood moulding work. I have both helm seats installed and the piece of wood leaning against the bulkhead will probably become a folding table for the passenger seat. I moving at a slow pace but someday will finish up, Maybe?
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Postby Craig Aho » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:02 pm

Photos of gaps.
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