Combo steering console & engine vent

steveinak

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Got my steering console/engine vent glassed in today. Front panel is raised up 4 inches and there is another panel glassed in to the deck behind it with a space to make a channel for air to go down to engine room. That little diesel heater worked great to heat the space to get the glass to kick off after hanging some plastic sheeting to hold the heat in. Temps were taken on inside of house wall and at a 4" deck plate under the rail that i run the heater hose in to. Tomorrow i'll glass on the top & opening plastic hatch. Engine controls and a jog level will get installed on top.
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Its going to be noisy at the steering station if you bring the air into the engine room right at the console. If can build some baffles inside or below that will help reduce the amount of noise that comes out of the opening.

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Is the air coming in through the cutout, or the bottom?

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Its going to be noisy at the steering station if you bring the air into the engine room right at the console. If can build some baffles inside or below that will help reduce the amount of noise that comes out of the opening.

sam
Who cares in this application? Its an above deck situation on a commercial fishboat.....
 

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Who cares in this application? Its an above deck situation on a commercial fishboat.....

In my experience working with commercial guys a lot of them care.

In my very limited experience on commercial vessels, it is very helpful and much safer when the guy at the helm can hear the other guys on deck.

I'm just offering a some advice that might make the OPs day at work a little more pleasant.

sam
 

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In my experience working with commercial guys a lot of them care.

In my very limited experience on commercial vessels, it is very helpful and much safer when the guy at the helm can hear the other guys on deck.

I'm just offering a some advice that might make the OPs day at work a little more pleasant.

sam
I really appreciate your input thank you. engine room is lined with what i think is your sounddown product, looks like 1" foam, thin lead layer and another 1" of foam. Its on the ceiling and hull sides only problem is that its 36 years old and the outside coating? is a cracked and badly flaking so i've been using a vacuum to try and clean it up. I'll try and get some pictures of it today. Again many thanks for your replies and advise.
 

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got the fairing sanded today put the hatch on and i'm done till i get back in the fall. A piece of the sounddown from the hole i cut.
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