Progress Report 5/28/08
The instruments from Yamaha (tachs and speedometer for the
tower - i.e. the "flybridge) came over the week-end and rather
than FedEx them I went up there leaving early in the AM and
getting there well before they even opened. Lots of time to do
the X-word puzzle.
Apparently, Josh, the welder was out yesterday with the flu
and the toe rail isn't done or the outrigger plates attached.
They have a "worker" busy polishing the stainless tower. It
shouldn't take long to do those things - if the welder is
Putting on those instruments just means drilling 3 holes and
running the wires. And hook up all the other wires, cables,
etc. The small steering wheel for the cockpit was due in
today. And the canvas has to be attached to the sun roof on
the tower and have covers made for the controls. Sorry, no
covers on the covers.
Soooo - it will be Friday at the earliest. Tony needs the
space for another project. And, hopefully, I don't have to
make the drive again (about 85 miles). M
Cockpit controls with wheel to go to the left.
A close up.
The unit is hinged at the bottom for access
to the cables.
Ignore the telephone pole. Kenneth's "Whiskey-Line" rod
holder is in the center of the forward, higher rod rack.
The helm controls. The name is Glendinning. Auto-pilot, etc
will go slightly to the left.
The "fly-bridge" dashboard with wheel and controls. The
new Yamaha engine instruments will be forward of the wheel.
As previously indicated, he wanted to leave room on the
for "something else." - just in case. No plans for a
as yet. But there is a new instrument that can be dialed to
point at sleepers, tailers, feeders, bait schools and breaking
tuna. For a little extra there is a fine tuning to separate
Albacore from YFT and BFT. Unfortunately, it can not separate
Stripers from Blue Marlin. And the two-finner and BigEye
pointer is really expensive.