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    Need help/advice with pulpit design for Rocna

    My '80 Saratoga CB 2550 has inadequate anchor and rode storage. So, a bulkhead is going to be added in the V-berth, we'll add a hole up top (cringe), and we'll design a pulpit that won't obstruct the existing anchor hold (even tho it's useless). Here's what I'm working with:





    Can anyone offer advice re:Rocna vs Vulcan? Especially concerning ease or complication in pulpit/roller/etc design?

    Any advice regarding bow roller selection, and general pulpit design for accommodating a Rocna (or Vulcun)?

    This topic seems to be an art in itself. I'm still just learning all the hook-related terminology, so any advice, pictures, or links will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!!

    Shelly


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    Shelly
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    originally from Seattle

    '80 Saratoga 2550 CB
    Volvo Penta 225D &
    AQ280 outdrive

    - My boat (every photo, ever -- for reference and progress log)
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/esPXUY

    #2
    Thought someone might like to see how the finished "pulpit (teak diy), bow roller (Five Oceans large), windlass (Five Oceans C612), Rochna 10" design turned out. Works great! My partner Rick took this project on. He did an impressive job.

    Shelly



    Shelly
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    originally from Seattle

    '80 Saratoga 2550 CB
    Volvo Penta 225D &
    AQ280 outdrive

    - My boat (every photo, ever -- for reference and progress log)
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/esPXUY

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      #3
      That looks great! I’d like to see what you did on the interior v birth area for rode storage too
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556
      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        Well, it's not quite done, but here's where it's at today. I wanted to be able to access to the windlass motor, so the hold is REMOVABLE. The PVC acts as a drain. I've only used it twice -- Newport OR, and Columbia R -- but the rode piles in nicely!

        Next -- adding plywood sides for storage along the port and starb hull, and to enclose the rode. The plywood sides will be supported by the hold plywood, with some overlap to direct any drips into hold.

        Last, a cover -- a hinged door? -- to hide the rode, and so I can hose it off.

        The windlass stitch is at the lower helm. But rather than install the footswitches on the bow, they're portable (sitting on top of rode in middle photo). They can reach the bow thru the hatch (or not) for hand or foot operation.

        Any thoughts or advice on the above?
        Shelly




        Shelly
        Willamette Valley, Oregon
        originally from Seattle

        '80 Saratoga 2550 CB
        Volvo Penta 225D &
        AQ280 outdrive

        - My boat (every photo, ever -- for reference and progress log)
        https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/esPXUY

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          #5
          I've been contemplating a V-birth modification for rode storage as well when I someday add a windlass. As of now I'm setting/retrieving by hand dropping the rode into the current foredeck storage compartment. I'd probably do something similar to yours but glass in a bulkhead all the way up to the bottom of the deck and ensure drainage from the new anchor locker into the forward bilge area. Probably be a while before that happens though......
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556
          Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
          Misc. projects thread
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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            #6
            My brother restored/has a 77 Nisqually. He said do a full bulkhead, too, but I wouldn't give up my windlass. Needed access to the motor. But because it's removable, it's never too late to modify to abetter idea!

            How / where is the forward bilge accessed for drainage? Drilled an exploration hole, but saw nothing but foam.

            Thanks!
            Shelly

            Shelly
            Willamette Valley, Oregon
            originally from Seattle

            '80 Saratoga 2550 CB
            Volvo Penta 225D &
            AQ280 outdrive

            - My boat (every photo, ever -- for reference and progress log)
            https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/esPXUY

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              #7
              No foam in my 2556 so drainage could flow right on down via the addition of some limber holes.
              Dave
              Edmonds, WA
              "THE FIX"
              '93 2556
              Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

              The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
              Misc. projects thread
              https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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