BCarp

New Swivel

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Just arrived in yesterday's mail - a wee pop-gun to arm the bow of my boat (see: http://pyracy.com/index.php/topic/19378-soon-to-be-afloat/). 15" barrel, .75 caliber bore (stainless steel lined), weighs about 13 lbs. Now, I have to get the swivel yoke and tiller fabricated for it and it'll be ready to mount!

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Nice! I could use one of those on my boat, but the mrs. already complains about the maintenance and moorage costs!

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BCarp -

Neat.

Please post some photos when it's mounted. ;)

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Alrighty, finally have the swivel mount completed for use on my boat! In the pics you see the mast step in the bow, the wooden stanchion I made to drop into the mast step, and finally the gun in its swivel yoke mounted on that post. To my eye the gun is riding a bit high, so I will most likely cut the stanchion down a few inches....

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Damm, I hate it when the photos are blocked. :(

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Hmmmm..... To my eyes, the mounting looks a bit flimsy. Hope it holds up.

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I cut the wooden stanchion down about 6 inches, which improves the profile of the set-up markedly. The mount is actually sturdier than it looks. No problems handling blank charges so far, anyways...!

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Beautiful addition to a beautiful boat to be sure.

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