Wednesday, 10 December 2008
The engine room has a whole load of portholes around the top (from the inside it's the top, from the deck they're almost at floor level). When it rains they leak horribly, so one thing we decided to try was to weld little rain deflectors above the portholes so that at least water running down the side of the wheelhouse wouldn't go into them.
We ground off the paint above the porthole
and cut a strip of metal to size
and welded it on. A coat of paint and it blended in seamlessy! And it seems to work too...