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How wise is it to leave that big door open?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Pascal, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. ombreetsoleil

    ombreetsoleil Senior Member

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    Why do so many of these motor yachts have access to the ER from this hatch? What do you do an engine breaks down in rough seas? Just accessing the engine room becomes dangerous. I know it takes up more space to relocate but this seems like such a bad design.
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    To many Flawers

    As my comments before (on other design threads); SFBs;
    Design the flaw, build the flaw, purchase the flaw, and make way with the flaw wide open. Not a clue. How many so called professionals did these designs pass thru? What SFB captain operates with these flaws wide open?
    Oh, Some big boat flounders with it's flaws open and nobody really notices there is a flaw? Give me a flawing break.
    Yep, SFBs.
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    Next Thought

    As mentioned by others, during a (only) French flagged yachts sinking where the garbage doors MAY had been an issue during its sinking, NO loss of life,, YET...
    While the designers lay plans to all of these cool ideas including no bow rails, no way to board, garbage doors, exhaust over the hot tub, big forward and low side windows and more, people still purchase these designs. Who is the bad guy?
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    Also there is no excuse for this unbelievable act of negligence (picture of post 21) This door is typical Med design. But for some exoneration, all of those designs have a secondary entrance to the engine / technical rooms via watertight hatch on the aft deck or in the rear bench. While being in sea, the upper entrance is used. Still not my favorite design, but .........

    How does my son calls them ? "Med stile Yoghurt pots". Despite this San Lorenzo is one of the much better examples, IMO.

    (Copyright, me. poP)

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    Not a problem if you don't slow down , go astern or have a large wave overtake you.
  7. Pascal

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    Obvious reason behind those transom doors is that crew quarters are often at the stern and these give them direct access Hatches on the aft deck get in the way when guests are on board
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    Ain't it amazing what a long lens does to one's perceptions?
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    Lol! I'm pretty sure it's a Chinese built boat as well... :rolleyes:

    As for the original post, there's water tight doors making the garage a platform as such. This is a common practise, as I was on Exuma the other day and they did the same thing, I think Dargonfly was forward of them with all there doors open as well (hydrolic problems with the forward doors though).

    It would have to be an absurd wave to get up there into these garages...?

    Far
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    My guess is that, if this were a really bad idea, they would have noticed something bad happening (large wake in high wake areas) and stop doing it. It's not as if they were leaving it open while out in a storm.
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    It's nice when crew are working in that space to have a view and a bit of breeze. The space has its own isolated bilge collection system. I can't remember if the doors into the ER have sills. Towards the stern they do not as that area opens up as well for the beach area. They often leave the port side garage open, ER doors open and use big fans to move heat developed by the shore power converters outside. It's more of a keeping it comfortable temp wise, rather than running a sweat shop.

    Laurel is one sick ride.
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    I was thinking Horizon....? Also, did you end up at the boat show...? Cheers

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    Apologise for drifting off the subject thread.
    The Sanctuary Cove show was very quiet and average. Lot of builders were absent.
    I spent half a day there and it was enough to see it all, in years gone by I would take 2 days.

    As for the boat, I reckon it’s a Symbol, just by that shape on the side.
    Cheers,
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    I was going to see if you and Liberty were free for the show, but just really busy at the moment, plus heard a few big names dropped out.

    I would love to see this boat in question stop quickly... it would be an interesting result! Cheers

    Far