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by Rachel
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re-think fuel tank placement.
Replies: 14
Views: 6162

Re: Re-think fuel tank placement.

Wow! ... there was certainly no "wink-wink" from me Rachel ... maybe I should feel hurt and sad now as it would appear I have been pre-judged here Skipper599, I didn't mean to "pre-judge" you. I was just reacting to what I read, which I subjectively interpreted - obviously inacc...
by Rachel
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: What I'm doing with my boat, 2011, before Spring (hopefully)
Replies: 138
Views: 34202

Re: What I'm doing with my boat, 2011, before Spring (hopefu

So I removed the boom ...Made it home just fine. So now I have yet another boat-related project to work on. But this time with no commute. That's nice! Somewhere it must be written that the number one requirement to owning a sailboat, is that one must be a masochist. I still have hematomae from my ...
by Rachel
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re-think fuel tank placement.
Replies: 14
Views: 6162

Re: Re-think fuel tank placement.

... really ??? ... which part ... the horrified looks, the ever widening rainbows on the water, or the Eco police??? I just got a sense of "Wink, wink, and we know those silly tree-huggers will be keeping their eyes on us, so let's make sure to keep them off our backs, eh?" vs. actual con...
by Rachel
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re-think fuel tank placement.
Replies: 14
Views: 6162

Re: Re-think fuel tank placement.

Ha! I can already envisage the horrified and accusitory looks from dockside when those lovely, (ghastly?) rainbows appear on the harbour water's surface ... aaaaaaaaaaagh! ... not to mention the Eco police. Reading that makes me feel a bit sad, but I think you are right that (at least some) other p...
by Rachel
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Internal//external ballast
Replies: 3
Views: 2717

Re: Internal//external ballast

Larry, I believe the false keel was originally foam-filled. It's a bit more fragile than the rest of the boat, and it is vulnerable to damage if the boat is blocked under it. Cracks lead to water-logged foam, weeping, etc. So, quite a few owners over the years have addressed issues with it. From wha...
by Rachel
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Internal//external ballast
Replies: 3
Views: 2717

Re: Internal//external ballast

Hi Larry, There do seem to have been variations galore in the Triton. That said, I've never seen or heard of the variation of an "early" east coast Triton with internal ballast. I believe the keel was widened slightly in the later boats to accommodate the shift to internal ballast, so it w...
by Rachel
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

Since you are trying to keep the budget and effort in line, one note on your proposed re-wire and replacement of the top-of-mast anchor light. I'm not a huge fan of top-of-mast anchor lights, because I find that if I am anchored it is usually in a "close in" type of situation vis-a-vis oth...
by Rachel
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

You may already be planning this, but from what I understand it's important to get them as polished as possible if you are using stainless, to help keep crevice corrosion at bay.
by Rachel
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Alexseal painting instruction.
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Re: Alexseal painting instruction.

Well, it does say "New!" I get so used to that in advertising that I almost ignore it these days, but... I guess they are new. I hope they're well-written and useful.
by Rachel
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Aluminum mast repair
Replies: 10
Views: 5168

Re: Aluminum mast repair

That's fantastic! I wonder if that concept will become more popular if fuel continues to get more expensive. Of course I would want to shut the engine off when possible even if fuel were free, just to be rid of the noise. Really interesting reading about your design constraints and calculations. Rac...
by Rachel
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Brand Name of Foam
Replies: 25
Views: 13559

Re: Brand Name of Foam

Yes, I agree with that for the most part. My theory is that reinforcing the fillet would help resist delamination, but I don't have data to back that up, so merely a suggestion that is easy enough to do, and couldn't hurt. I can't see in my mind how reinforcing the fillet would help at all. I haven...
by Rachel
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Brand Name of Foam
Replies: 25
Views: 13559

Re: Brand Name of Foam

Interesting thread. I tend to agree on it being a good idea to space the edge of the bulkhead away from the hull and then let the wide tabbing transfer the force/load to the hull and not the edge of the bulkhead. I, too, don't see where the filleting needs to have particular strength. I thought it w...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alberg 30 Project
Replies: 14
Views: 7253

Re: Alberg 30 Project

That does look a little suspect. I have read (and don't doubt, after working on that area) that those original fiberglass engine beds (in the first-generation boats) were strong enough for the A-4 but will not properly handle a diesel engine. Good move to replace them.

Rachel
by Rachel
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alberg 30 Project
Replies: 14
Views: 7253

Re: Alberg 30 Project

Nice dredge :) It's fun to see a report.

What was the other end of the chain attached to?

Rachel
by Rachel
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Alexseal painting instruction.
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Re: Alexseal painting instruction.

Have you checked out Alexseal's guide? I just downloaded it to have a look and it looks very useful. It goes step-by-step, into quite a bit of detail. It can be found here: Alexseal Application Guide Like so: aseal.jpg There is also some discussion and information in this prior thread here on the fo...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?
Replies: 14
Views: 8209

Re: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?

Well see I have the "advantage" that no-one in my family did projects, and I also never soaked them up through osmosis, or whatever it is that makes some people grow up just "knowing" how to do stuff. So I have to read them! (I also do kind of like to read them; maps, too :) (Tha...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?
Replies: 14
Views: 8209

Re: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?

I have had the idea in mind (one of those things you feel like you "know" but perhaps not authoritatively enough to pronounce as fact) that there could be issues in painting over relatively fresh epoxy resin. I decided to check on WEST System's website, since they often have good informati...
by Rachel
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth & watertank refurbish
Replies: 32
Views: 9871

Re: V-berth & watertank refurbish

I'm not sure what I would use in your situation, but I wouldn't use Starboard. Reasons being that it is not particularly rigid, it's heavy for what you get, its surface tends to pick up dirt and not be "cleanable," and it does not take adhesives well. (I'm also not sure how it rates in the...
by Rachel
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth & watertank refurbish
Replies: 32
Views: 9871

Re: V-berth & watertank refurbish

Back on the subject of chainplate knees, I happened to run across the installation log for a set of fiberglass knees on the Triton "Circe," while I was looking for something else, and I thought of this thread: http://www.lackeysailing.com/circe/august09/82509.htm (There are "Previous&...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth & watertank refurbish
Replies: 32
Views: 9871

Re: V-berth & watertank refurbish

[Edited to improve/add photos] Here are a couple of photos showing the ash ceiling on CharlieJ's "Tehani," which is a 25' CCA-type design. The strips are fairly thin (they re-sawed them), but not overly so. You can't see anything exact in these photos, but they give some idea of the overal...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Aluminum mast repair
Replies: 10
Views: 5168

Re: Aluminum mast repair

Hope I have not confused too many people! I found your information really interesting. Thanks! That's one thing I like about this board: People who understand things aren't afraid to get into the technicalities/realities of them. (Although now I'm curious how designers account for the point load at...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth & watertank refurbish
Replies: 32
Views: 9871

Re: V-berth & watertank refurbish

Rachel, Thank you for the input, I understand what you are saying. i want to fix all that is necessary but do not want to get into a full refit... ... However I will fix or replace anything that effects the safety of the crew and or boat. I've found that to be the tricky part. How to draw the right...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?
Replies: 14
Views: 8209

Re: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?

My paint instructions don't mention any tie coat, merely that it can be applied without primer over bare fibreglass. I guess my frustration with inconsistency is still valid then. Why do they do that? The part I quoted in italics above was straight from the Bilgekote product data sheet, for going o...
by Rachel
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?
Replies: 14
Views: 8209

Re: Can fresh epoxy retard cure of interlux bilgecote?

Can fresh epoxy inhibit cure of bilgecote? My guess would be yes. I used Bilgekote over some "new" epoxy, and I went with their method of water washing/drying, then solvent washing, then using Epoxy Prime Kote as a tie coat (I believe it is now called Epoxy Barrier Kote... yellow cans at ...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: It's an ill wind ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

Re: It's an ill wind ...

Thanks for adding the picture Rachel, I didn't know how to do that myself. You are welcome. I'll explain how. Actually, there are two basic ways. 1) One is to just create a link to the original photo. That's the quickest and simplest but it has a weakness: Once the photo is no longer on Craigslist,...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: It's an ill wind ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

Re: It's an ill wind ...

Aw, I just hate to see a boat up on the beach :( It would be great if the right person gets connected with it. Otherwise, I imagine there must be some sort of responsibility laws in BC, so the owner may have to either deal with it or pay someone to? I wonder how easily salvageable it is. I suppose a...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth & watertank refurbish
Replies: 32
Views: 9871

Re: V-berth & watertank refurbish

... i wasnt trying to be lazy but just trying to maintain the original integrity of the design. Just a note, and it's my opinion - other people's may vary. If you don't have to - or don't want to - do something like remove the knee, then fine. But I wouldn't even for a minute worry about "main...
by Rachel
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Northeast Hbr
Replies: 7
Views: 3287

Re: Northeast Hbr

Heffalump is perched on the end of the boom of the boat in the foreground - lower right corner of the photo.
by Rachel
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: finding the waterline on trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 5919

Re: finding the waterline on trailer

While you're being swayed, just note that it's not peculiar to Micron Extra. A number of other bottom paints are similar in their ability to be left out of the water without being spoiled.
by Rachel
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Moving hardware on the boom
Replies: 10
Views: 5399

Re: Moving hardware on the boom

I've used Tef-Gel. It's another recommended product for that job and does not smell "sheepy." (I do like Lanacote for some things, but I use Tef-Gel for fastener isolation.) For fittings I like use thin plastic in a "panel" cut to fit under the fitting (i.e. something with a larg...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth & watertank refurbish
Replies: 32
Views: 9871

Re: V-berth & watertank refurbish

Thanks for the photos. The good thing about it being dark and "uninhabitable" now is that you will have such a nice contrast with your "after" photos :) I see you do have the cleats along the hull sides; I like the idea of adding "slats," which - just so you know and ca...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Handrails, an "obvious" question
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Handrails, an "obvious" question

I don't see what type of boat you are referring to. I can say that on some boats I've seen, the handrails that are on the inside cabinsides (just below the fixed ports in the saloon) are simply fastened through from the outside. The fasteners can be seen on the outside cabin-side. Since I was not ab...
by Rachel
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 water tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Alberg 30 water tank

Cruiser2B wrote:...I have pics, i will start a thread in the projects section of the forum
The magic words :) Looking forward to it!
by Rachel
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

I have read and been told told that the holes in the knees and chainplates probably vary from boat to boat. See, now I wasn't even thinking that there was any chance the actual holes would be the same... (but of course there have been times in the past when I did...) Sounds like you have a good pla...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: C&C Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: C&C Corvette

Mark, I don't know much about the Corvette, but did you notice we just had a fairly long "ID this boat" thread a couple of days ago, wherein the boat turned out to be a Corvette? Funny coincidence! Which boat is the Luders 33? I only know the "plastic classic" Allied Luders 33, b...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 water tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Alberg 30 water tank

It sounds like you have a second-generation A-30 (a.k.a. a "liner boat"), and I'm not very familiar with quirks of those (I used to own a first-generation A-30). I do know that I have read about people removing the aluminum cover -- which, if I remember correctly may be over an integral fi...
by Rachel
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: paint for v-berth
Replies: 1
Views: 2072

Re: paint for v-berth

[Edited to add: Ah, I think from reading the other thread you started that you have a second-generation A-30. I'm thinking that may mean that you have a gelcoated liner on the hull sides of the v-berth? If that is true, and it has not been painted, I would probably try to buff/wetsand/compound the g...
by Rachel
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: deleted
Replies: 10
Views: 5976

Re: What paint grade plywood to use?

mitiempo wrote:The only issue I can see with MDO in your use is the quality of the other side of the panel really.
I was thinking it probably had the paper on both sides, but I gather from what you wrote that it's only on one side?
by Rachel
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Another outstanding bad boat name
Replies: 111
Views: 39347

Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Ha, Northstar, that's a good one. I think that's Donna Lange's Southern Cross 28 that she solo circumnavigated in. I wonder if she's ever noticed that about the name? Judging from a few of her logs she would probably get a laugh out of it. (I did, and it's before noon, when it takes more to make me ...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

I am sure you meant "to" 10%, no? Yes - thank you for pointing that out. I'm really sorry about the mistake - that's embarrassing! It looks like you were onto it with your previous post, and trying to help me out with your question, but I missed the subtlety. I was trying to illustrate a ...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

Thank you for all the good info. I was intending on staying with 1/4" stays and shrounds, was only going to upgrade the inner lower stays to 1/4". That is probably totally reasonable. It would seem that you could double-check by looking over the tangs, turnbuckles, etc. (presuming you are...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

I'm no rigger (which is probably obvious), but I believe it is to "stretch" the wire rope to an appropriate amount so that it is tight but not too tight, and "loose," but not too loose. That way it stays "stable," if that makes sense. I have a Loos gauge but I think pro...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

i was going to pull the stick and replace windex and all standing rigging while I was at it. Speaking of which, if the second-generation A-30's use the same cast-aluminum masthead fitting as the first-generation ones, that is another thing you might want to look over. Several of them have developed...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Alberg 30 Chainplates
Replies: 27
Views: 5429

Re: Alberg 30 Chainplates

For myself, I would be suspect of any 30+ year old stainless chainplates, mostly because of possible crevice corrosion. If it were me replacing I would go in with bronze, because I like that it does not fail "sneakily." I'm not familiar with the chainplates on a "liner" A-30, but...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: deleted
Replies: 10
Views: 5976

Re: What paint grade plywwod to use?

Well it looks great as-is! ;) I wonder what the experts' view is on MDO for paint-grade bulkheads. I have not replaced bulkheads, so I have not been down this path, but I see it recommended from time-to-time, and it certainly is smooth. What I don't know is if it is overly heavy, not structural enou...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another boat ID
Replies: 19
Views: 3985

Re: Another boat ID

The Corvette does look like a pretty good match-up. Looks like a successful ID :) A lot of the details look right: The ports (at least on certain years), the winch stands, the companionway offset, the bow pulpit with stem-mounted central leg, the interesting partial-length perforated toe-rails (on a...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Block Island, CD28
Replies: 10
Views: 6020

Re: Block Island, CD28

Welcome to the forum, billsull (although you were already here... but we didn't realize it :)

Great looking Seawind! I hope we get to see more of her.

Rachel
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 3M 6000 series full-face respirator...fit question
Replies: 14
Views: 5352

Re: 3M 6000 series full-face respirator...fit question

Rachel, The 6000 series don't fit me either, as they don't seal tightly enough at my temples. Good enough for wood work, or a grinding face shield... but nowhere near good enough for grinding toxic stuff or painting. 3M makes a 6 strap model called the ultimate FX, for folks like us. I'll have to c...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: First year with the SS30 - photos!
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: First year with the SS30 - photos!

Wow, looks like a great summer. Thanks!
by Rachel
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another boat ID
Replies: 19
Views: 3985

Re: Another boat ID

I noticed that too about it looking a bit "low to the ground" for a typical 30-er, unless it's a centerboarder.