- I was reviewing my plans for Seabird '86 and am stumped as to what a
"wiley" window is. On Seabird it is an opening between the forward end
of the cabin and the anchor well in the bow. I uploaded images from
the plans that you can see at: http://daviswiki.org/PaulThober at the
very bottom of the page. It is #45 on the building key. My best guess
is that it is hinged at the bottom and flops open about 30 degrees.
But then why is it there? I will write to Mr. Bolger for clarification
if I can't figure it out on my own or no one can give me an
authoritative answer here. Thanks in advance for any help you can
Do you have any detail photo's of the construction of your Wiley ports
that you could forward to me off line.
Harry W. James
welshman at ptialaska.net
Paul Lefebvre wrote:
>My Wiley ports are done but the windows are not, so I'm enjoying the
>discussion. I like this idea of incorporating the wedges into the window,
>and making the wedge by bending the window material over is a clever twist
>on that concept. I'll add one other thing that just came to mind along the
>same lines - seems you could leave a little extra strip of material along
>the top and perhaps bottom edge that can also be bent inward to provide
>stiffening, thereby eliminating the need for any kind of frame...