Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Holder For A Mariners Binoculars (2)

In a previous post I showed how I had constructed a special holder for the good ship Mariners binoculars. This photo shows the holder which I have screwed to the aft bulkhead with four bronze screws. The round rod is made of brass and was bent carefully in the vice. This rod holds the binoculars in place.

The binoculars fit snugly in the holder. The wooden backing plate is slightly wedge shaped being thicker at the bottom than at the top - the binoculars lean backwards keeping them firmly in place.
The installation completed. The position is close to the helmsmans steering position and it is an easy reach inside to grab the binoculars, use them and then replace them in the holder. I am pleased with the result - it means no more hunting for the binoculars and no more sliding around of binoculars on wet heeling cockpit seats - a shipshape ship is a happy ship.


6 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

Well done! I like the tidy look of the Mariner below decks. A proper yacht.

Alden Smith said...

Thankyou Dan, yes everything 'Shipshape and Bristol fashion' as they say - everything with a place and everything in its place, its the only way to have a yacht otherwise everything cascades from one side of the yacht to other everytime you tack.

Delwyn said...

You are a clever pixie aren't you...
How nice it is to see your smiley face sitting in my followers box...

Happy days

Alden Smith said...

Delwyn I note that 'pixie' is 'Being akin to fairy' hmmmmm, depends on what sort of fairy and "Hence, 'pixilated' a. (dial.), slightly crazy. [orig. unkn.]" --- Yep, pixilated that's me.

Katherine said...

Pixie-face or no, it's a great binoculars-holder. I like that sort of thing. Functional. Beautiful.

Alden Smith said...

Thankyou Katherine - as you will know from your painting, there is a lot of satisfaction to be had from creating something.