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Monday, December 29, 2008

Fishing in the Bilge

One potential "timesaver" feature installed when the tanks went in, was two "messenger lines" to help fish anything in the bilge, under the floor, in the future. Something like some hose or wiring (not likely) could be pulled through under the bilge if necessary. One line on each side runs along the turn of the bilge. It is simply thin stainless steel wire-rope with eyes made up at the local West Marine. The way we tend to screw around in boats and change things, something like this might come in very handy in the future. In the picture you can faintly see it running up and diagonally terminating with a screw and fender washer.
From Building a Westsail 42: Tank Installation

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