[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Tue, May 24 2022, 11:50Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 123456[7]8910 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: - Wednesday - 10/ 3/07 - 12:36pm
Author: Randall, Murre, M31
Subject: Aft Cabin Bulkhead--advice...

I'm thinking through replacing the aft cabin bulkhead this winter. Anyone on the board done that job? I'd appreciate any advice relative to attack and/or pictures of the area.

Compared to the very square and thus straightforward cockpit well job, which I did a couple winters ago, this bulkhead looks to be a lot more intricate.

For example, on Murre, it appears the bulkhead is a thin piece of ply sandwiched between mahogany slats. Thus, the disassembly must start from the outside in (outer slats, then ply, then inner slats), but moreover, if I wish to keep the inside slats, they will need to be fastened before the new plywood goes on. Correct? Or, if they are fastened separately, maybe they dont have to be removed at all?

How is the bulkhead fastened to the splashboard shoulder (any ring nails)? I do not want to remove the shoulder on this job (we were able to replace the cabin sides without doing so, and Id like to accomplish that again).

How thick was the ply you removed? How thick your replacement?

Any thoughts appreciated and thanks in advance.


[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


[> Aft Bulkhead -- Steve, Pyxis, - Wednesday - 10/ 3/07 - 5:04pm

I'll take another look this afternoon but I believe my bulkhead is three layers of ply. The outer layers that look like "slats" are actually a ply material which I haven't been able to source anywhere.

[ Edit | View ]

[> Aft Bulkhead -- Mark, "AEOLUS", - Thursday - 10/ 4/07 - 6:56pm

Randall, After following all of your restorations I don't think you'll have any problems w/this one. On Aeolus the bulkhead is 5/8 ply on the exterior(the old one had grooves cut to resemble slats).The mahogany interior slats were glued in place and therefore unable to salvage. I reglued new to the marine ply "prior" to final installation. The bulkhead is not attached to the coaming, it attaches to a stringer that runs perpendicular below the deck elevation from the inside behind the mahogany slats, and along the perimeter @ each side and top from the outside. checkout my pics pg. #62 for some pics of her open. I still think the coamings would have to come off unless you do the bulkhead in to pieces, as the original one runs all the way to the deck edge.(Check up under the pilot berth). I did mine some 18 yrs. ago so its not that fresh but as a "heads up"; when removing the bulkhead pay particular attention to the top of the companion way hatch. Each side is diagonally "back" screwed from the top under the brass runners. I remember having a hell of a time freeing it. Good Luck

[ Edit | View ]

[> [> Perfect -- Randall, Murre, - Monday - 10/ 8/07 - 12:53pm

Thanks for the hints. Eighteen years seems not to have blunted your memory much!

Yes, I can see now that the bulkhead extends all the way to the hull. Hmm. Even if I did remove the shoulder, the new deck would be in the way. Will have to think about that.

Any clue how to dissassemble the bronze port? Mine is simply in place w/no apparent fasteners holding it there. I fear it is like one of my bronze dorade vents--corroded in place.

Will be on the lookout for the backscrewed fasteners at hatch level.

Thanks again,


[ Edit | View ]

[> Port -- Mark, - Monday - 10/ 8/07 - 4:41pm

Randall, I too pieced the bulkhead @ each side, as even w/the boat open from the bulkhead aft the new "ply" had to be set in place @ the bottom (infront of the stringer)and tilted in as the cabin sides and top runover. The bronze round port on AEOLUS has a ring on the outside (thats not attached to the port),and (4) screws on the inside, thats it.

[ Edit | View ]

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.