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    brianupyonder
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    would that be top [brass]
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    Mine too MikeπŸ‘, for the reasons outlined below.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    mturpin013
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    Hi Ron, Although its stirred things up I think its time to get manufacturing. Brass would be my preference
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    RNinMunich
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    "Brass or wood they will look good."
    Wood or brass they'll be first class!😁
    Go for it RonπŸ‘
    If the rudder control rods get in the way; instead of taking the verticals right down to the hull what you could do is;
    fit a large strong brass or alu plate (ca 1/8") under the deck section,
    make the brass verticals, from rod not tube, with a 3 or 4mm threaded spigot on the end.
    Then you can put nyloc nuts with large washer (PS belay washers, fit a single washer-plate connecting the verticals) under the deck to secure it.
    Alternatively; drill and thread the vertical for a 3 or 4mm bolt. Preferably 4mm.
    Personally I would favour the nyloc nut, but I guess a bolt and permanent Loctite would do the job as well.
    But I guess the drill and thread would be easier to do if you don't have at least a simple mini-lathe.
    Result, either way: the towing strain is dissipated along the deck.
    You just have to make sure that that deck section is well and truly secured!!πŸ˜‰
    Just a couple of thunksπŸ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Newby7
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    Go for your own bollard Ron you have the skill.Brass or wood they will look good.
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    Ron
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    I had not thought of using brass to make one. The two uprights would be 3/8” tube and I could use a 1/4” brass rod to make the cross bar. The base brass flat stock.

    Martin suggested running the uprights through the deck, and attaching to the hull. The rudder push rods run under the deck under that area, I will look at the best solution.

    Count four frames from the aft going forward to locate the placement of the Bollard.
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    Hi ,not sure what your scale is but I have used spent .22 brass cartridge cases for bollards .
    Steve.
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    Hi Ron,
    I am certain that a man with your skills could make this with ease.

    You could even use wood dowels to make it from.

    My only suggestion would be is to have the vertical legs protruding through the deck and glued to the hull.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    I tend to agree ColinπŸ‘
    Especially if Ron intends to get into serious towing.
    Competitions maybe?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    We like to try to get to the bottom of things RonπŸ˜‰
    Looking forward to the Sea and Towing Trials of your tugπŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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