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- 04/12/2007 at 11:36 am #3629
On my wooden boat there is a piece of ply stuck onto the centre board case on the port side. It is about 5″ by 14″ stuck at an angle under the thwart. I think I know what it is for but just wanted to know if any one out there had the definitive answer.04/12/2007 at 3:47 pm #6292mattLMember
is it just on the one side?
or is there another piece (just different)?04/12/2007 at 4:01 pm #6293
Just the one side. I have seen other boats and by different builders, with the same piece as shown in the photograph,and present owners unsure as to the purpose.04/12/2007 at 5:06 pm #6295Colin ParkstoneParticipant
It is covering a hole into the centreboard box which used to take a bilge pump that was permanently fixed to the side of the centreboard box.
A tube came from the bilge below and the pump worked like a bike pump by the helm and put the water into the box.
CP 🙂05/12/2007 at 4:51 pm #6303
Thanks Colin you have confirmed what I thought it was for. I might consider fixing a pump there now. Any excuse to visit a boat jumble to find that antique brass pump and other shiny bits that might come in useful.
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