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by Triton 185
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Painting iron centre board
Replies: 3
Views: 2553

Painting iron centre board

Hi. I have the metal board out of my 19' Oday Mariner. It has been sandblasted. I am looking for advice on the painting process. The boat will be moored in salt water. I was going to seal with epoxy, epoxy fair and then put on 4 coats of bottom paint. Is this the correct procedure. Thanks for your t...
by Triton 185
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Homecoming
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Re: Homecoming

Thanks....I enjoyed the read and the pics. For me, that's what it's all about.
by Triton 185
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailering - how crucial is it to use straps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Trailering - how crucial is it to use straps?

Hey Chris,

Good luck on the road trip!
by Triton 185
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trailering - how crucial is it to use straps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Trailering - how crucial is it to use straps?

I would use the straps. I think you have to prepare for the worse case....just like being on the water.
by Triton 185
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Diesel Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Diesel Parts

I have won many good parts on Ebay.
by Triton 185
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fresh life for Nantucket Clipper after 10 years in barn
Replies: 19
Views: 3593

Re: Fresh life for Nantucket Clipper after 10 years in barn

However, I tend to use epoxy in any case, because I hate the smell of the "esters," so maybe I have not been paying close enough attention.
I'm the same. I remember my first big job using epoxy and was surprised that there was no smell at all.
by Triton 185
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sanding heat causes delamination?
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Sanding heat causes delamination?

(I'm not saying I agree with the actual information; just that I can see where one would think "Huh, if this person says it, maybe I shouldn't just toss it off without a second thought" and then would check in with the gang here.) Rachel, you are good with pointing out the obvious. Moonie...
by Triton 185
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sanding heat causes delamination?
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Sanding heat causes delamination?

I think this is total bunk.
I agree, just because it is written on the Net - it does not mean it's true. It is important to "consider the source".
by Triton 185
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Bolero Sailing into Fisherman's Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Bolero Sailing into Fisherman's Bay

What an amazing ride!!
by Triton 185
Tue May 04, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

Where are you now?
I'm in Calgary. I too am finishing my project "Triton".

Take care and good luck with your boats and the move.
by Triton 185
Mon May 03, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

Well congrats to both of you! Neato!
Thanks Rachel and congrats to you Chris. I am looking forward to a summer of boat building and regular sailing.

I did some sailing out of Halifax some years ago. It was on an old wooden schooner named the Esquilar ( I'm not sure of the spelling)
by Triton 185
Sun May 02, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

BEAUTIFUL! Great find--I think that is the 2x2 version, which offers a bit more cuddy. PERFECT!
Thanks....it is a lucky find. Your correct, she is the 2 plus 2 version.
by Triton 185
Sun May 02, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

Hello, I just bought the daysailer! She is a 1969 Oday Mariner. Thanks again to all of you for taking the time to make suggestions. Here are some pics. http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad332/triton185/IMG_0059.jpg?t=1272816381 http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad332/triton185/IMG_0051.jpg?t=12728...
by Triton 185
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

If the Cape Dory Typhoon is on your list then it seems that you may have relaxed you shoal draft just a bit as trailer launching a Typhoon can be rather painful. And if you are open to a bit more draft (and maybe a boat that stays in the water) and willing to rough it during you overnight stays, th...
by Triton 185
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

West Widget Potter 16 or 19. I will have a look at the 19...at least I have the length decided on! I came accross the Lyle Hess Balboa 20. Seems like a possibility. Regarding the Mariner 19. I have read about the different years of production, but I can't seem to find information on when the Marine...
by Triton 185
Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

When I read your description, I instantly thought of the Cape Dory Typhoon. 19' of perfection from Carl Alberg.
I hadn't thought of the Typhoon....now you have me thinking - thanks
by Triton 185
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Re: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

First off, thanks to all of you for taking the time to respond! In part, my decision will depend on the proximity of the boat as I am located in Alberta. I would prefer to buy something From the N.W. US or Western Canada. I am looking into U-ship at the moment to see about the cost of shipping from ...
by Triton 185
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design
Replies: 37
Views: 7621

Thoughts on 16' to 20' Daysailer Design

Hello...I am looking for a shoal draft (18" or so) daysailer that is easy to trailer and quick to launch. As much as I like hanging from the Trapeze and zipping along; this boat will be used for cruising and the odd overnight. So far I have come up with: Nordica 16 http://www.nordicaboats.com/h...
by Triton 185
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Building a cradle - Tips?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Building a cradle - Tips?

Mine was made out of 8'x8' oak timbers and 2x4s so I can offer no advice on a steel design. I think it is worth looking at wood. It is strong and depending on the treatment or species; it will last a long time. If you can do the work yourself, you will save some bucks. Have a look on line, there ar...
by Triton 185
Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Foam filled mast?
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: Foam filled mast?

Hi Zach....the original mast on Triton 185 has no foam in the extrusion. I still have the mast, but have replaced it with a new one.
by Triton 185
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Tuning up ye olde bandsaw?
Replies: 16
Views: 1559

Re: Tuning up ye olde bandsaw?

From my research and experience the 14 inch saws can't provide the tension needed to resaw with wide resaw blades.
I have used Timber Wolf bandsaw blades that are designed for low tension resawing. I was actually surprised how well they worked. They could be worth a try.
by Triton 185
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Tuning up ye olde bandsaw?
Replies: 16
Views: 1559

Re: Tuning up ye olde bandsaw?

Hi Zach, For resawing, use the widest blade that would fit your bandsaw with about 3 TPI (teeth per inch). Look for blades that have carbide-impregnated teeth and a norrow kerf that will help with cutting efficiency. Their is a guage on bandsaws that indicate the amount of tension you can place on t...
by Triton 185
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Re-core questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

Re: Re-core questions

Quetzal, you are correct about using shingles. Much quicker than making your own wedges. For me, I just used some scrap ply and 2 x 4's that I had in the shop. 2 x 3's would also work well. By the way, before any shoring I covered any holes on the inside with tape and a small piece of plastic so the...
by Triton 185
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Re-core questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

Re: Re-core questions

On a side note, in the photos, it looks like you have removed your headliner (or maybe Tritons do not have one).
My Triton never had a head liner. I am going to have to do some filling and sanding to get it to look decent.
by Triton 185
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Re-core questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1829

Re: Re-core questions

Hello.....Triton 185 also had planked balsa that was revealed when I removed the outer skin. http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad332/triton185/IMG_3348.jpg?t=1264658702 Before I removed the skin this is what the boat looked like on the inside. http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad332/triton185/IMG_...
by Triton 185
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: depth sounder vs fish finder
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: depth sounder vs fish finder

I agree with the idea of having one on board. For years, I have used a fish finder for reading the bottom and depth. At the beginning it was to find the fish, but now I use it to determine depth and bottom conditions. I have noticed that it doesn't read well (or at all) when above a certains speed w...
by Triton 185
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Galley Cabinet for Cape Dory 30
Replies: 13
Views: 2390

Re: Galley Cabinet for Cape Dory 30

Hi Bob - nice door.
cyclic shear
Wow Britton.....this could be a very cutting edge name for a racing sailboat.
by Triton 185
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Not plastic but....
Replies: 38
Views: 14030

Re: Not plastic but....

Wow...congratulations on a lovely boat. I always wanted to build a larger boat from scratch, but realised that I did not have the time. It is a pleasure to see your progress in pictures.....thanks!
by Triton 185
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Clear Finish over Epoxy or Wood
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Clear Finish over Epoxy or Wood

Hello, My comment is for the interior and previously unfinished wood. I recommend tung oil. I like to apply 5 or 6 coats. For the last coats, I wet sand with the oil and the resulting paste filler will provide an even low sheen finish. In general, tung oil is a low luster, durable, and reparable fin...
by Triton 185
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Trailering
Replies: 20
Views: 4283

Re: Triton Trailering

Hi Steve,

My Triton #185 sits so the centre of the two deadlights is about 2" forward of the centre line between the wheels. This gives me 1,000 lbs on my ball as measured with a scale.
by Triton 185
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Scarf Depth - Triton Recore
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Scarf Depth - Triton Recore

This is a bit off topic - but where in Canada are you that's expecting snow and below freezing? We've got warm an sunny on Saturday and warm and wet on Sunday here in Halifax... Just curious! I'm in Calgary. Being so close to the mountains the temperature really drops at night. It has been a great ...
by Triton 185
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Scarf Depth - Triton Recore
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Scarf Depth - Triton Recore

Thanks for the information Tim. The material I have must not be 1708, but rather a lighter weight. This material will take about 4 or 5 layers to make up the 3/16" thickness - which I will do. It is biaxial for sure though. I am laying solid glass under the mast area and beam and any other loca...
by Triton 185
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Scarf Depth - Triton Recore
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Scarf Depth - Triton Recore

Hello, I am about to vacuum bag (with Epoxy) the original skins down on my Triton. I will be using 1708 biaxial Mat to lay up the scarf between the joints in the skins. I have measured the thickness of two layers of biax to be a little less than 1/16" (3/64"). The total width of the scarf ...
by Triton 185
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Repaired my deck - how do I cut the hole for my chainplate?
Replies: 13
Views: 2047

Re: Repaired my deck - how do I cut the hole for my chainplate?

Basically he built molds in place on the deck and poured layers of epoxy then removed the molds and finish sanded and painted.
I had thought that it was ideal to use some glass as well. Could you use just epoxy and not have it fail in time?
by Triton 185
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Islander 32 Aurora sailing and refit video
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Islander 32 Aurora sailing and refit video

Hey Henk.....I meant to say what Robert said - only he said it much better!
by Triton 185
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Islander 32 Aurora sailing and refit video
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Islander 32 Aurora sailing and refit video

Work well done.....Short and sweet and to the music of my good friend Amanda. Congratulations!!
by Triton 185
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: A New Mast and Rig for Triton
Replies: 33
Views: 6819

Re: A New Mast and Rig for Triton

Hi Zach,

The Seldon mast section is 6 3/4" x 4 3/4".

Stephen
by Triton 185
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: A New Mast and Rig for Triton
Replies: 33
Views: 6819

Re: A New Mast and Rig for Triton

Hi Zach, The Seldon mast section is larger fore and aft than the original Triton mast. (I will take some measurements later today) Seldon said that given the righting moment of the Triton, the elimination of the jumpers, and the twin headsail arrangement, the C193 section (3.18 lbs. per foot) is the...
by Triton 185
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Heat gun
Replies: 10
Views: 2373

I second the Milwaukee 8977-201.....or is that third - because Tim purchased it twice.

Also, love my Milwaukee sawzall - I have sawn the hell out of it and it keeps following me home:)
by Triton 185
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: transport La Paz to Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Thanks Curmudgeon. This seems really good considering you don't have to pay for a crane or hoist at both ends.
by Triton 185
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Hi ... I'm new here.
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Hi Bob....welcome to the forum. My boat is a Passage 24, which is a modification of naval architect T. O. Gillmer' original Blue Moon. Designed in 1946 as a 23' gaff-rigged yawl for himself, this boat was modeled after the straight stemmed, long keeled Falmouth work-boats of SW England. I have a fri...
by Triton 185
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: transport La Paz to Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

They were quoted a price of $7,500 US (that was in May-June of `07) - a good deal because of the time-of-year
Please tell me the length of boat the $7,500 US was quoted for?

Thanks
by Triton 185
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: transport La Paz to Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

I have had some luck with the U-Ship website. You post your load and truckers bid on the job. I imagine the boat design must be special to you to go that far....what is she? I live in Canada and and have had two boats transported long distance to my location. (Florida and California) If the boat is ...
by Triton 185
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Making a Sea Swing Bracket
Replies: 20
Views: 1618

I think you could easily make a mount out of a block of aluminum or hardwood. Either material would be easy to drill and tap.
by Triton 185
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: National Triton List
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

The iron fist of the Plastic Classic Forum.
Iron fist, but GRP mask!

I used to post on the yahoo Triton group, but don't remember the last time I did. Things change........
by Triton 185
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 6694

I try not to fix stuff that aint broke, at least not until I have little to do and I'm really bored.
This is great advice. (Must be why my Titon rebuilding is not done yet.)
by Triton 185
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: More Soverel 28 MORC II
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

These give you an idea of the size of the cockpit.
Wow...what a cockpit worthy of a daysail and nice lunch with a group of friends and family.

Nice boat!
by Triton 185
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: More Soverel 28 MORC II
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Well, I'm a fan of boats in general, but I have a 1960s CCA-influenced boat of the same general type as yours (Alberg 30),
Rachel,

I have read many of your posts on this forum, but have never known what you sailed......the Alberg 30 makes so much sense.
by Triton 185
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Morgan 45 AMAZING project
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Hi Richard, Boy did I just take a double take. I was curious about the Morgan 54 because I purchased a Morgan 45 last year. After admiring the first picture, I realized this boat is identical to mine. In fact, it is a Morgan 45. You can see some pics on this forum of the same design http://plasticcl...
by Triton 185
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Galley countertops?
Replies: 43
Views: 5830

Custom Stainless work. This Walstead built boat a friend is refurbishing has a galley counter that's like a sink within a sink. I think this Walstead boat has the same stainless top. Holger Danske has always been one of my favourite boats. If you think stainless work is expensive - check out the as...