emergency wheel stowage
m/y Harbour Island
To satisfy ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) requirements the engine control room is equipped with an emergency wheel. The only space onboard to store the wheel in non-emergency situations was in the narrow portside passage. We configured a pivoting access door with a pocket recessed into its face. This allowed the wheel to be secure, out of the way, but at the same time very visible. We NC machined a locking hub cover that holds the wheel secure but quickly spins off for access. Proved a nice demonstration of the power of 3D modeling when joined with NC machining equipment.