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by jhenson
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dorade Vent Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 3370

Re: Dorade Vent Installation

Duncan, One thing it will do is allow some light into the cabin through the hole in the headliner forward of the baffle. Yes. That is reason I chose it. The 1/2 " white acrylic on the box I think is rated at around 35% translucent. It adds some light in the part of the boat that doesn't have mu...
by jhenson
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dorade Vent Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 3370

Re: Dorade Vent Installation

I built some covers for the fiberglass dorades on my Tartan:

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Joe
by jhenson
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3842

Re: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos

Thanks Guys! I am very excited to have this big step accomplished!

Joe
by jhenson
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3842

Re: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos

Thanks! It is Interlux Perfection Mauritius Blue (though it looks darker in the photos).

Joe
by jhenson
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3842

Re: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos

A couple of more:

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Joe
by jhenson
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Some More "Self Reflection" Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3842

Some More "Self Reflection" Photos

After what seems like an eternity, I have a boat with the topsides painted (less cove and boot stripe). Though it is far from perfect, I can live with the flaws. I had to remove the first coat due to adhesion problems, re-sand, re-prime, and re-paint, so this hasn't been my easiest project, but it i...
by jhenson
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Broken portlight dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 6489

Re: Broken portlight dogs

I think those wing nuts and portlights were made by Perko or Wilcox Crittenden. My 1969 Tartan had Perko aluminum frames with (I think) are chrome on bronze wing nuts and studs and are the same as Perko bronze units. I broke one portlight casting and never found a replacement, so I ended up restorin...
by jhenson
Sat May 14, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Interlux Perfection Failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Interlux Perfection Failure?

The paint was mixed using a whole quart plus activator so I think the mixture was correct.

The primer was the manufacturers recommended: Interlux Epoxy Primecote- 4 coats

The solvent for wipedown and thinning was the manufacturers recommended: 2333N Brushing Reducer

Joe
by jhenson
Sat May 14, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Interlux Perfection Failure?
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Interlux Perfection Failure?

Hello all, I am afraid that I must have done something totally stupid, Last week I applied the first coat of Interlux Perfection to the topsides of my boat (about 6 days ago). This first coat went OK, with the exception of a few sags and runs here and there. I left for a 5 day trip at work, and when...
by jhenson
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Filling Hardware Holes on an Angled Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Filling Hardware Holes on an Angled Deck

Thanks for the replies everyone! Very Helpful.

Joe
by jhenson
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Filling Hardware Holes on an Angled Deck
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Filling Hardware Holes on an Angled Deck

I am prepping the holes over the cabin where the handrail screws pass through. They reside outboard where the cabin top has a substantial angle for drainage. I am excavating the new core around the holes with a modified allen wrench cut to a chisel profile, with the goal of filling them and re-drill...
by jhenson
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Yanmar Stop Cable.....Alternatives?
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Yanmar Stop Cable.....Alternatives?

Ben,

I have a generic "T" handle on my 3GM, as described above

The cable sheathing will have to be fixed on the engine side. Mine is held in place by a small fuel hose clamp, which doesn't look very elegant, but works.

Joe
by jhenson
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sikaflex 291 Minimum Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Sikaflex 291 Minimum Temperature

I have put in an inquiry with Sika Tech Support, but have not heard back from them yet.

Joe
by jhenson
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sikaflex 291 Minimum Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Sikaflex 291 Minimum Temperature

I’m looking for a sealant I can use in fairly cold temperature to re-apply some hatches and companionway trim. The temperatures here have been in the 50’s during the day and the 30’s at night. The TDS for Sikaflex 291 says that the minimum application temperature is 50 degrees, and for Sikaflex 291 ...
by jhenson
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tartan 34C Deck Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Tartan 34C Deck Paint

Looks fantastic. I can only dream of being as far along as your project. Thanks! It looks like you are making good progress your A-35. Don't fret over the gloss on the nonskid. In my experience, the interlux "flattening agent" significantly diminishes the paint's UV resistance. It'll chal...
by jhenson
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tartan 34C Deck Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Tartan 34C Deck Paint

Rachel, I maybe missed this before, but is that two-part rolled and tipped? What type? Thanks for the kind words. There are a few small runs here and there and some areas were more thinner would have allowed the paint flow better. The paint is Interlux Perfection, rolled and tipped, for both the whi...
by jhenson
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tartan 34C Deck Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Tartan 34C Deck Paint

With the window of weather opportunity closing fast on me, I was able to finish painting the decks this month on Aeolus. I had hoped to have the topsides also painted this fall, and though they are primed, it is just too cold at night here to proceed. So, I guess they will have to wait until spring....
by jhenson
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton hinged cockpit lockers redux
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: Triton hinged cockpit lockers redux

Mark, When I owned my Triton, I fabricated molded gutters and locker lids to convert from side to top opening lockers. There are a few threads on that, and Figment's boat as well, that I’m sure you will recall. It was quite a bit of work, but very gratifying to do. I don’t think you have nearly that...
by jhenson
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Congratulations Tim!
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Congratulations Tim!

Tim, I’m usually on your professional site every other day to reference information about my current refit. I hadn’t been there for a while, and last night came across your “new” personal project boat. http://www.fisher30.lackeysailing.com/index.html Congratulations on your acquisition! I very much ...
by jhenson
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Faces in the boat...
Replies: 73
Views: 29756

Re: Faces in the boat...

Yet another happy boat:

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Joe
by jhenson
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Icebox Liner
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Icebox Liner

Bryon, I would offer one other possibility, similar, but more robust than formica. The recent construction of my icebox simply made the traditional method virtually impossible due to the confined space and complexity of two doors, two drains, a divider, ect. The original box was located under the co...
by jhenson
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Triton water storage tank.
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: Triton water storage tank.

Jeff, I don't know if these are what you are looking for, but I listed in the classified section a couple of tanks that I bought and never used for my past Triton project. These are still for sale. The tanks are the same ones that were used on Triton 577, and detailed on the NTA website: http://trit...
by jhenson
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fiberglass Head Liner - Should It Stay or Go?
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Re: Fiberglass Head Liner - Should It Stay or Go?

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/triton114/Aeolus/Arrival/Delivery10.jpg My Tartan 34 does not have a liner in the main salon. The panels are held in place by strips of ¾” plywood glued to the bottom skin where you see the teak “beams“. This leaves enough space for hardware backing plates and...
by jhenson
Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My Icebox
Replies: 0
Views: 1085

My Icebox

I decided some time ago that I couldn’t put up with the original, grossly inefficient icebox. Unfortunately, the box must have been made before the deck mold was added to the hull, and lies in a nearly inaccessible area under the starboard cockpit seat. Consequently, there was no way the box could b...
by jhenson
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Caprail replacement with Ipe
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: Caprail replacement with Ipe

That's stunning! It looks like it compliments your teak parts very nicely.

Joe
by jhenson
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Closing in on Fair Decks
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Closing in on Fair Decks

Thanks Tim. What's done under Awlgrip or similar marine topcoats? I guess the process is similar to prepping a car for paint, though with the compatible marine primer. I can’t say with any experience, since I now move into uncharted waters myself. I still have yet to resolve what paint system or col...
by jhenson
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Closing in on Fair Decks
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Closing in on Fair Decks

After several months of deck core work and fairing, including 10 sheet of core material, I am approaching deck paint. Unfortunately, I am also about to run out of suitable weather. The temperature this week will be in the 40’s. http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/triton114/Aeolus/Deck%20Fairing/D...
by jhenson
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Shelter question
Replies: 20
Views: 7439

Re: Shelter question

Jeff, I’ve been working under an awning for about five years on two different frames (one commercially made and one homemade). I have had a couple of dramatic failures during high winds. A couple of things became apparent from these failures. -The tarp failures occurred from the grommet tearing away...
by jhenson
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Didn't have a good day working on the boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Didn't have a good day working on the boat.

John, I had a similar issue with the core below the cockpit sole on my current project boat. The sole was covered with teak overlay that had leaked into the core below. Someone had cut a large portion of the bottom skin away in an attempt to keep the core dry. I did the recore much as Rachel has des...
by jhenson
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: My next boat
Replies: 20
Views: 3376

Re: My next boat

The now long gone aluminum piece on my forward hatch has been found to be, in fact, a pole chock that seems to be a factory option in 1969. Here is one on a 1969 Tartan listed in Yachtworld: http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatFullDetails.jsp?boat_id=2059262&ybw=&units=Feet&access...
by jhenson
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5641

Re: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009

Wow!!!

She looks fantastic Britton!

Congratulations,

Joe
by jhenson
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Water logged foam in keel
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Water logged foam in keel

I have a question about this foam.... How much pressure would it exert? If I pour it into a section of my float, through a small opening in the deck what would/could happen? If I over pour? It can exert a surprising amount of force actually. I have no doubt that it could blow out a cavity like the ...
by jhenson
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Water logged foam in keel
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Water logged foam in keel

Jerry, I replaced the foam in the cavity on my Triton project. If Pearson used the same foam in the Commander, then you’ll find it very, very porous indeed. The material on the Triton was a loose cell foam that must have been readily available during the 1960’s because the same basic stuff was used ...
by jhenson
Thu May 28, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Toe rails are beyond repair.
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Toe rails are beyond repair.

Baysailor, What species are you looking for? I assume this is a late model Triton with either mahogany or teak toerails. Right off the top of my head, there is Yukon lumber of Norfolk: http://www.yukonlumber.com They carry marine grade lumber. I can't speak to their prices, because I live in Norther...
by jhenson
Wed May 27, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus

I am curious about how you did your lids construction. Miguel, I used a bit different technique on the locker lids and panel recesses than I have before. On the Triton project, I made some things like seat gutters, and panel recesses by laying up material over a mould made out of inexpensive pine l...
by jhenson
Fri May 22, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus

huh? I thought you sold the project and bought a boat? Your right!! I does feel like a project boat right now. The survey turned up some "isolated" areas of core work. Just a quick deck paint job, and I was to be off and sailing. The surveyor recommended leaving the cockpit alone, but I j...
by jhenson
Thu May 21, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus

Do you ever get the feeling that you have done all this before?... Britton Yep. It’s déjà vu all over again! It does seem easier this time. There's less time standing around pondering the next step. Also, I’ve taken Tim’s advice, and I'm laying up new top skins. Friends shouldn’t let friends reuse ...
by jhenson
Thu May 21, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus

Thanks Tim! Did you incorporate a provision for a rubber seal in there? The existing gutters on the lockers don't have enough clearance to allow for gaskets around the lids. I built gutters for my Triton project, and I can say, without hesitation, that I will avoid the complexities of that this time...
by jhenson
Thu May 21, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Work on the Cockpit of Aeolus

Here are some pictures of my recent re-work on the cockpit of Aeolus, my Tartan 34C. Over the past couple of months I have: -removed the cockpit teak -built 3 new locker lids -built engine controls and Sailcomp recesses -reconfigured the cockpit drains -rerouted and reconfigured the seat drains -rep...
by jhenson
Sun May 10, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Getting things to bloody fit!
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Getting things to bloody fit!

Sorry, The reply above by Rachel was posted while I wrote mine. For something of a complex shape, you can't go wrong by building a quick mockup with cheap strips of plywood screwed together to make an outline of you your final piece. A wider section of plywood can be used along your curved hull sect...
by jhenson
Sun May 10, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Getting things to bloody fit!
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Getting things to bloody fit!

I think using a tick stick to transform the shape of a hull to a flat surface like a shelf is an easy and efficient way. Forgive me if you are already using one, but the tick stick is a homemade tool made of straight wood pointed on one end with saw marks at fixed intervals along at least one edge. ...
by jhenson
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Float ball cockpit drain...
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Float ball cockpit drain...

Zach, If you don’t need stainless or bronze, these are economical and should be durable: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BOAT-FITTING-FLOOR-DRAIN-BOAT-COCKPIT-DRAIN-PARTS_W0QQitemZ190272986292QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBoat_Parts_Accessories_Gear?hash=item190272986292&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=...
by jhenson
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rub Rail Modifications
Replies: 70
Views: 12991

Clint, If you are talking about the pictures of the rail work on Triton 114, I don’t keep them online anymore since I no longer have the project. I’ve felt that the professionals that frequent the forum have a much better idea of how best to do this kind of work, and usually freely offer it. However...
by jhenson
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rub Rail Modifications
Replies: 70
Views: 12991

Tom, Wood species are like people, in that they all have their strengths and weaknesses. Ipe has a few virtues that I would say make it ideal for certain parts of a boat. It’s resistance to abrasion and strength are better than teak, and far better than mahogany. It’s resistance to rot is said to be...
by jhenson
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rub Rail Modifications
Replies: 70
Views: 12991

Tom,

I traded my Triton project for a Tartan 34c project, so I can't say how the ipe is holding up or how the adhesive issue has worked.

Do you have any pictures of these thicker sections you're talking about laminating?

Joe
by jhenson
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What would you check out?
Replies: 7
Views: 958

How about spare impellers? I may have a couple of spares for the MD7A if you need them.

Joe
by jhenson
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stripping/repainting engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Rachel,

I will enjoy that access, to be sure. I'm told the engine can add a lot of heat to the cabin, which won't be any fun in August with our light Chesapeake winds.

Peter,

Thanks. I was planning to wire brush the worst of it, as well.

Joe
by jhenson
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stripping/repainting engine
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Peter,

I’m planning on painting what I can get to on my Yanmar 3GM without removing the engine. Do you recall what brand of rust remover you used?

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Yours looks great!

Joe
by jhenson
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Proceedures for core repair from below decks
Replies: 18
Views: 1658

Thanks everyone! That gives me a lot to think about. I’m probably not going to attack this issue from below decks after considering all the good advice here. What form of repair I will take here, I still don’t know. The plan for the boat is to have it at my home for all of this year, and launch in t...
by jhenson
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Proceedures for core repair from below decks
Replies: 18
Views: 1658

I take it the idea of recoring from underneath is to save the teak if possible? Yes, it is. If you seal the top skin of the sole and seats from underneath from all screw penetrations, and you can dry out the plywood, and you can recaulk the seams to keep the plywood dry in the future, it seems to m...