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by sscoll
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Turnbuckle inspection and interior painting
Replies: 4
Views: 3036

Re: Turnbuckle inspection and interior painting

Interlux Brightside rolled and brushed is nice. Thin it a bit so as to avoid brush strokes.
by sscoll
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Deck Hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 3918

Re: Deck Hardware

I've a few pictures I'd like to post but don't know how to do it. Can anyone lead me through posting pictures? Thanks.
by sscoll
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Triton Structural Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

Re: Triton Structural Question

I've got some pix of the chainplates I'd like to post but don't know how to do it. Someone fill me in, eh? Thanks.
by sscoll
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Deck Hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 3918

Re: Deck Hardware

So much for life lines, it took all day to put on the tracks. They're about three feet each. I used a forstner bit to drill the top skin and balsa to a half inch diameter then filled with thickened epoxy followed by a quarter inch bit and quarter/twenty machine screws holding the tracks in place bed...
by sscoll
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Deck Hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 3918

Re: Deck Hardware

I'll go with that reasoning and reinstall the tracks. I am a hank on person but sleep in the V berth. On a Triton that berth is really big. My hanging locker is for sails and I only carry four. After installing forward lowers and moving the chainplates overboard I'm enjoying clean decks. Tomorrow I'...
by sscoll
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Deck Hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 3918

Deck Hardware

I'm wondering if anyone has gone to a fixed attachment point for hanging jib sheet blocks. Having removed practically all of the deck hardware from my Triton I'm not inclined to put any back that isn't truly necessary. The genoa track collects dirt, I'd just as soon leave it off. I'm not too fussy a...
by sscoll
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Triton Structural Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

Re: Triton Structural Question

I've launched, finally, and had opportunity to sail in some stiff winds. The new chain plates are seemingly rock solid. I've been meaning to post some pictures and will do so when I remember to take the camera.
by sscoll
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Triton Structural Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

Re: Triton Structural Question

I've decided to glass an attachment block onto the hull above the shelf and call that good. I'll post pictures in a day or so. The rig was fine for fifty years without forward lowers. These blocks are smaller than the ones behind the mast bulkhead but should be stout enough to take some loading, I'l...
by sscoll
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Triton Structural Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

Re: Triton Structural Question

The plywood is two layers of treated half inch with two part glue screwed together. I filled the space behind it with thickened epoxy when I pressed it in place. I doubted my ability to effectively flatten that space with biax and the necessary sanding to get it flush so I opted to go the way I did....
by sscoll
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Triton Structural Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

Re: Triton Structural Question

No, there's nothing on the outside except the telegraphic shadow of its form. It appears to be simply an aid for the folks that laid up the hull fifty years ago. Its not a wiring conduit, at least not up in the V berth area. Its just a rounded lump that runs along the hull. I'd thought about posting...
by sscoll
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Triton Structural Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3903

Triton Structural Question

There's a one inch by one inch thick horizontal internal glassed element running basically the length of the hull about 6" below the hull/deck joint. I'm thinking its a structural "stiffening" element. It doesn't occur in either the head or hanging locker so doesn't conflict with my g...
by sscoll
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Lifting engine to replace motor mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 3171

Re: Lifting engine to replace motor mounts

Say now, interesting idea. I'll try it but am curious if I should take the shaft end of the business apart first. What's your experience.

Steve
by sscoll
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Recent sinking
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Recent sinking

The Bounty came through the lakes to Duluth two summers ago along with half a dozen other tall ships. What a magnificent vessel. How sad the loss and so tragic the loss of lives.
by sscoll
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Stepping your own mast, launching your own boat
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: Stepping your own mast, launching your own boat

Sounds great,,,, I want a mizzen.....and an electric winch,,,,, and a cheeseburger.
Take pictures and post them when you do this thing, eh?
by sscoll
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Stepping your own mast, launching your own boat
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: Stepping your own mast, launching your own boat

Thanks Carl. I am talking about a tongue extension and since Dan has done this I thought I'd ask him how long his is. There's good information about both his set up and Ray's in the MIR pages. I'm also interested in the specs of his trailer, i.e. how low it is, stuff like that. Thanks hey...
by sscoll
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Stepping your own mast, launching your own boat
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Stepping your own mast, launching your own boat

Ray Alsup and Dan McNeil posted methods they have used for stepping their own masts. Dan goes on to launch his own Triton from a boat ramp. Anybody know where he's gotten off to? My address for him came back empty and I'm hoping to get his help designing a "link" so I can make my truck fur...
by sscoll
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Portlight rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: Portlight rebuild

Leave the glass in place. Limit the amount of things you need to address to rebuild your boat. I took my ports out and am approaching the paint stage only to wonder why I took them out at all. They're easy to mask around. I've had good luck with rubber tubing from the lids of five gallon buckets as ...
by sscoll
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Chainplate upgrade question

Lots of informative chainplate references throughout the forum but one point I don't see addressed is moving them fore and aft. I'm moving mine to the outside of the hull and adding a second lower. The upper shroud plate was through bolted to the bulkhead of the mast support, I'm sure most, if not a...
by sscoll
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Classic ID?
Replies: 15
Views: 5228

Re: Classic ID?

Go look at Great Dane 28's and you might see some similarities.
Steve
by sscoll
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: New tiller - Cetol, epoxy or varnish?
Replies: 31
Views: 9870

Re: New tiller - Cetol, epoxy or varnish?

Ahh, that's much better. Good to see you out there. Thanks.

Steve
by sscoll
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: New tiller - Cetol, epoxy or varnish?
Replies: 31
Views: 9870

Re: New tiller - Cetol, epoxy or varnish?

I think it looks great. Good work. How about a picture of the whole boat?

Steve
by sscoll
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: What is the Best Way to Remove Non Skid?
Replies: 14
Views: 6577

Re: What is the Best Way to Remove Non Skid?

Back to non skid removal for a moment. I have a variable speed Milwaukee 7 & 9" polisher that accepts various facing disks. I put on a 7 inch 40 grit flap type sanding disk and stripped a quarter of the deck to bare fiberglass in a couple of hours without raising very much dust running at a...
by sscoll
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bristol 27
Replies: 111
Views: 97751

Re: Bristol 27

Nicely done, I've just discovered your project. What are you using for a sander?
Steve
by sscoll
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cutting balsa
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Cutting balsa

Doug's right, use a knife. Reserve your "stress" for NOT CUTTING YOUR FINGERS OFF.!!!
by sscoll
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: In the eye of the beholder?
Replies: 10
Views: 4263

Re: In the eye of the beholder?

[img]KIYI.JPG[/img] Don't know if this will show up, but I hope it does. The KIYI is an oddly proportioned vessel doing research on Lake Superior out of Ashland. Its kind of boxy as well, but purposeful in its design. I like seeing it, most of the time, except for one night when it overtook me with ...
by sscoll
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Boat renderings
Replies: 8
Views: 3140

Re: Boat renderings

That's very nice work. Thanks for posting it.
by sscoll
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Rot in my battery compartment
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Re: Rot in my battery compartment

Poplar is excellent in dry locations. It dissolves when wet.
by sscoll
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Lead Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Lead Paint

Thanks, I'm being cautious. In as much as this boat was built in the mid '60's before lead in paints became the issue that it is today, I'm wondering what others may know about the evolution of constituent components in marine paints from those days. The hull and topsides were stripped and redone by...
by sscoll
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Lead Paint
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Lead Paint

I'm wondering how prevalent lead is in the paint layers we sand off these hulls? I'm working in an enclosed space and am not wanting to contaminate it for other users. Any thoughts?
by sscoll
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #318 Projects
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: Triton #318 Projects

Thanks for that Jay.. Lovely work.
Steve
by sscoll
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #318 Projects
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: Triton #318 Projects

You lead off your list of work with this. Removed the SS half oval at the hull-deck joint, prepped, and glassed over the joint with two layers of fiberglass tape. I'm curious how far back you ground on either side of the joint and to what depth. Elaborate a bit would you? After reading your comment ...
by sscoll
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #318 Projects
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: Triton #318 Projects

Me too. You've been doing many of the same projects I've laid out for myself. I'm thrilled to find someone taking the guess work out of the design aspect. Pictures man, pictures!
by sscoll
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re-think fuel tank placement.
Replies: 14
Views: 6154

Re: Re-think fuel tank placement.

I read about half the posts here then pretty much skipped to respond and apparently missed the pissing contest. My thought here is that you should have something absorbent on hand when fueling for the final droplets and do your fueling quietly so you can hear when the tank is close to full. I do my ...
by sscoll
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Howdy folks from Tehani-
Replies: 9
Views: 6002

Re: Howdy folks from Tehani-

Thanks for that. Been enjoying your periodic notes and google mapping to see where you are when you check in. Stay well.
Steve
by sscoll
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Champion 21 Total restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Champion 21 Total restoration

Looks like one caryatid and one caryatod and yes, what are they holding? What a fun ship!! Lovely work.

Steve
by sscoll
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: what was that boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: what was that boat?

Gads, I don't remember, been out of town all week. I'll be heading past that marina the 11th. and will take a couple of photos to post.

Steve
by sscoll
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: what was that boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: what was that boat?

It'll come back to you when I take a picture and post it next week. Another of the forum members just bought one needing some restoration and you found some pictures and posted them. Perhaps I'm senile, my wife doesn't actually accuse me of being senile but she does tend to raise her voice slightly ...
by sscoll
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: what was that boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

what was that boat?

I didn't want to do this but I've been searching recent postings under various topics and can't seem to come up with the right one to identify a boat recently brought here. Its an Alberg design, or could be. 25' or so. A single forward facing port and fairly large main cabin ports. Someone of you ha...
by sscoll
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner (can't resist showing off)
Replies: 9
Views: 3458

Re: New Triton owner (can't resist showing off)

Congratulations. You've chosen well. What was her previous name and who owned her?

Steve
by sscoll
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: deck recore with treated ply
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

Re: deck recore with treated ply

Well, I take your view and agree. I've just been visiting with a buddy who has a ton of experience and suggested it. His point was that it took many years to degrade slightly and that when I'm 120 I may want to sell it and buy a bigger boat, or something to that effect. Hooper's said they might have...
by sscoll
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 7014

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

Timely discussion for my purposes, thanks. Are you going to treat the frames you've wire brushed clean? Looking forward to the next set of pics.
Steve
by sscoll
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Completed Restoration of Sea Sprite 23' - Froonie
Replies: 14
Views: 3760

Re: Completed Restoration of Sea Sprite 23' - Froonie

What a lovely job you've done, congratulations. I'm enjoying your web site.
Steve
by sscoll
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: deck recore with treated ply
Replies: 29
Views: 3148

deck recore with treated ply

I've cut the top skins off both side decks of my Triton and find that after 46 years the combined moisture penetration amounts to less than a half dozen square feet per side. I'm thinking of using 4 inch squares of treated plywood in as much as its locally available. I remember someone having done s...
by sscoll
Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: deleted
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Re: New Play Toy...;-)

Yeah but what are all those little aqua colored bits you're thing is full of?
by sscoll
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: From the Bad Design File
Replies: 29
Views: 11661

Re: From the Bad Design File

Hmmm.. Haven't got one of them, but a fairly new Shop Vac did pretty much the same thing recently. I've never had one threaten to go up in flames before. Started giving off quite a bit of fairly foul smoke. Had to plug it in again just to convince myself it really wasn't my imagination. Reminded me ...
by sscoll
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate clearance/tolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 2527

Re: Chainplate clearance/tolerance

Thanks Rachel,

James Baldwin just directed me to Fernando's Pajero pages on this same topic. Between the two of you I think I've got it figured.

Steve
#532
by sscoll
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate clearance/tolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 2527

Re: Chainplate clearance/tolerance

Thanks Rachel,

I think I'd best get the book. The reference "Fore-n-Aft Length of Chainplate Region = beam overall at chainplates" sounds like I need to spend a bit of time digesting what it may mean.

I appreciate it.

Steve
by sscoll
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate clearance/tolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 2527

Re: Chainplate clearance/tolerance

Timely topic, I'm learning, thanks. I'm thinking of moving my chainplates to the outside of the hull and am looking for suggestions regarding the structural requirements for doing that. Any thoughts or suggestions where I might look for information along those lines would be appreciated.

Steve
by sscoll
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Broken portlight dogs
Replies: 19
Views: 6147

Re: Broken portlight dogs

For opening ports I use the gasket from under the lid of five gallon buckets. Its hollow, soft, compressible... oh and free. The first one I did has only been in place a few years so I can't tell how long its going to last. Being as its about a ten minute process I figure I can afford to change it o...
by sscoll
Sun May 29, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton jumper struts /crossbar, I need to make a copy!
Replies: 7
Views: 2903

Re: Triton jumper struts /crossbar, I need to make a copy!

I measured mine today and the two struts are twenty inches long. The connecting link is 31 and a quarter inches measuring center to center of the holes I drilled in it. If your struts are of a different length you will need a different length connector.

Steve #532