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by Surveyor
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What is this for??
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Re: What is this for??

Mount for small flat screen TV?
by Surveyor
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP

This looks like what you want: http://www.mcmaster.com/#circular-saw-blades/=ihldmw Fast-Cut Carbide-Grit-Edge Blades for Nonmetals Part # 4021A16 That was too easy! I spent hours trying to find these. Thanks for the tips guys. I will learn to search McMaster-Carr before asking questions one day!
by Surveyor
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP
Replies: 3
Views: 987

10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP

I am going to build a new companionway hatch and sea hood partially out of G10. To do this I am going to need to rip some lengths of 1-1/4" and 1" G10 bars down to 3/4". I am also making my backing plates out of G10 so the blade I end up with will be used heavily. To save money by not...
by Surveyor
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Polishing aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Polishing aluminum

Upon further review and soaking in the responses, I am going to leave them as they are. They do not look so bad that I will be embarrassed.

Thanks for the replies!
by Surveyor
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Spreader Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 1763

Re: Spreader Lights

I say you did good! That is a lot of light for 0.2 amps and $60
by Surveyor
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Polishing aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Polishing aluminum

I have recently removed some (a lot) very tenacious silicone from my deadlight frames and wish to brighten them up. Before I do anything though I want to know if I even can. Can aluminum be polished without ruining it? If yes, what would be the preferred method?

Thanks in advance,
by Surveyor
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dinghy Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Dinghy Plans

Spindrift 9 fulfills all of your requirements http://www.bandbyachtdesigns.com/spin.htm Here is one that has been built and has some rather neat improvements made to the original design: http://seaweed.thebilge.com/spindrift.htm EDIT: My appologies - this is the site with the improvements to design:...
by Surveyor
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Spring on Quetzal
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Re: Spring on Quetzal

Sue is definitely a keeper! I would get the silent treatment for a week for even suggesting such a thing!
by Surveyor
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Drawing programs
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Re: Drawing programs

Like Quetzal, I use Autocad but a version for surveying and mapping. Have any old charts and NTMs that you wish to have superimposed on them? :P CAD is great for some stuff but terribad for others concerning boats. Graph paper, tick sticks and your minds eye are really the best tools you can ask for...
by Surveyor
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hull and Keel Refurb
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Hull and Keel Refurb

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I got vertigo or something looking at that, couldnt tell what it was!
by Surveyor
Tue May 08, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Faces in the boat...
Replies: 73
Views: 19196

Re: Faces in the boat...

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by Surveyor
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cutting balsa
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Cutting balsa

Thanks everyone for the replies. I appreciate not being flamed for asking such a basic question too! My memory is not what it used to be, for various reasons, so I looked back at the pics I took when I did the 4" disks previously. As it turns out I used a utility knife to shape up 4" squar...
by Surveyor
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cutting balsa
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Cutting balsa

How do you cut balsa without it coming apart? My last (and first) foray was cutting round plugs and it turned out ok but I know there has to be a better way. I used a jig saw last time and it was a struggle keeping the balsa together. My idea is to use clamped sacrificial luan. I will be recoring my...
by Surveyor
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Galvanic barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Galvanic barrier

Seems reasonable and will not cost too much. Thanks for the tip and link!
by Surveyor
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Galvanic barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Galvanic barrier

I have a new stainless steel Garhauer mast plate (halyard organizer) which I would like to install. My mast step is cast aluminum so naturally I am concerned about galvanic corrosion. Given the rather large area of contact between the two metals I have my doubts about using something like TefGel. Wh...
by Surveyor
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V-berth hatch
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: V-berth hatch

Gorgeous!
by Surveyor
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Finally - a boat shed
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

Re: Finally - a boat shed

I want one of those! (the shelter, already have an A30)
by Surveyor
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Moving a cradle - methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Moving a cradle - methods?

If the building is in the way, pull the load off onto three 10" pvc utility pipes, the thick sewer/water kind. You can slide a heavy load on top of those pipes sideways very easily. If you drop the cradle at the corner of the building, you should be able to slide (not roll) the cradle sideways...
by Surveyor
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes

I was running out of daylight and the temp was dropping so not really any time to fair. When I went back out to look at it and measure a bit, I noticed that they are almost perfectly level with the surrounding gelcoat except at the bottoms where they slid down. They will need some heavy sanding in t...
by Surveyor
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes

I got it done. Thanks for everyone's help.

It ain't pretty but it will do. You can see the results in the blog.
by Surveyor
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes

Why don't you glass both inside and outside? It would be a stronger repair. Thats what I am doing. The inside and outside skins are different thicknesses and I originally did not know how much cloth was needed. I am going to use 2 layers of biax on the outside and have some 10oz precut and ready if...
by Surveyor
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes

Thanks Rachel for the heap of info, it really helps. I do have the West Systems books and have seen the all of the websites except the System 3. The repair I am thinking of doing is patching these holes: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F1usdsxhUaY/TpQJQkGIFyI/AAAAAAAAAp0/JLawPVopOd0/s400/2011-10-...
by Surveyor
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes

I did some reading :P

Casey says +- 1/32 per layer of 10oz. This seems much more reasonable.
by Surveyor
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: 10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

10oz cloth wet thickness for planning purposes

Bear with me, I have very little real world experience with fiberglass repairs. I am thinking to repair some holes in my boat and I do not feel comfortable guessing. According to the West System book, 9oz cloth is 0.017" and 12oz is 0.020". So I would call 10oz 0.018" more or less. So...
by Surveyor
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Stern tube removal and rebedding

I got the stern tube out. It would only come out after I removed a good portion of the Thiokol crap. Man, that stuff is hard to work with. The best way to remove it, for me, was using a dull screw driver on the thin parts and a sharp chisel on the thick stuff. Because it is so hard to get off, I am ...
by Surveyor
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Stern tube removal and rebedding

[devil's advocate] So, why was it built with the external tube unit in the first place? [/devil] I have probably over analyzed this topic and tomorrow I hope to remove the parts and maybe discover the answers. From my armchair though, I would guess that the external bronze tube was designed with a ...
by Surveyor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Stern tube removal and rebedding

Rachel, thank you for the information and I agree. I am going to seriously consider your advice. If I am going to do it, it needs to be before I move any further with the beds. It doesnt look to be very complicated to do.
by Surveyor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Stern tube removal and rebedding

I just finished reading the thread you are thinking of! Lots of good info there!

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4853&p=40905&hilit= ... ube#p40905

I think you have a point about replacing the tube. If I am going to do it, I might as well do it right.
by Surveyor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Stern tube removal and rebedding

I was able to remove my prop (patience method) and shaft recently. When the stuffing box and hose came off I noticed that the stern tube did not appear to be sealed around its fore end inside the boat. If you look at the picture below you will see a gap between the tube and the boat. In the second p...
by Surveyor
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Outboard chainplate hull reinforcement ABYC standards
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Re: Outboard chainplate hull reinforcement ABYC standards

mmmmmmm forum search wholesome goodness!

That is in fact the thread I was thinking of. Thank you very much Rachel!

If anyone else has anything they would like to add while we are on the subject please feel free to chime in.
by Surveyor
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Outboard chainplate hull reinforcement ABYC standards
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Outboard chainplate hull reinforcement ABYC standards

Awhile back there was a discussion concerning this topic. I have spent all morning searching for it and the stardards online but I am not coming up with anything. I am planning to replace my bulkhead mounted chainplates with new outboard ones. I am at a stage where I need to cut an opening in my bul...
by Surveyor
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Construction Approach for Miscellaneous Boxes, Etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Construction Approach for Miscellaneous Boxes, Etc.

Russell, If you havent already, take a look at some of Tim's projects on the following page: http://www.lackeysailing.com/logs.html There is a tremendous amount of information there and it may be too much to digest in one sitting. I can guarantee that you will learn many things that you are going to...
by Surveyor
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Countersinking a thru-hull fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Countersinking a thru-hull fitting

Thanks everyone for the outstanding replies! I am a little sad to only now realize that my fitting is a Perko and the plug is in fact brass :( Why on earth would they even consider selling something like this knowing full well that there is a high probability of it being exposed to a salt water envi...
by Surveyor
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Countersinking a thru-hull fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Countersinking a thru-hull fitting

I wish to install a flush mount garboard drain plug and countersink it so that it is truly flush. How does one create the countersink depression? My first thought is to use a dremel. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Pic of the fitting I intend to install is attached. It is 2-3/4" di...
by Surveyor
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Faces in the boat...
Replies: 73
Views: 19196

Re: Faces in the boat...

Cyclops drank too much beer!

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by Surveyor
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Moving a cradle - methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Moving a cradle - methods?

I do not have pictures but I have done something similar. For an anchor point you can set a fence post in the ground at an angle away from the load. If the ground is soft set two and chain the top of the closest post to the bottom (ground level) of the farthest. Anchor your load at ground level to t...
by Surveyor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Faces in the boat...
Replies: 73
Views: 19196

Re: Faces in the boat...

OOHHH NOOOO!

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by Surveyor
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sea Sprite 30 has arrived in RI...let the projects begin!
Replies: 20
Views: 3359

Re: Sea Sprite 30 has arrived in RI...let the projects begin!

She looks great! It must be a great feeling!
by Surveyor
Fri May 27, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: outboard well design
Replies: 13
Views: 2718

Re: outboard well design

Hi Steve James put an outboard well in my triton last season. There are a few finished photos at the following link. Let me know if you have any questions. It's the best of both worlds! I love it. http://gallery.me.com/charltonmann#100020 Wow, what a nicely done conversion! Seeing that has me think...
by Surveyor
Thu May 19, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: solar panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Re: solar panels

Check out this outfit: http://www.sunelec.com/

You might call them to be sure your getting the right panel/controller combination.
by Surveyor
Mon May 16, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beta Atomic drop-in mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Beta Atomic drop-in mounts

16-5/8" center to center. The yard gave me a quote of $16k to $17k for a new Yanmar fully installed. Ouch!
by Surveyor
Mon May 16, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: New to me Alberg 30 #329
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: New to me Alberg 30 #329

Congrats......... I think you were the one asking about the teak work..... Any decisions on the road you will take? The teak looks in mint natural condition. Good luck Todd Todd, yeah that was me and I am leaving the teak "au naturel". Some of it is coming apart though. Fantastic! As a fe...
by Surveyor
Sun May 15, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beta Atomic drop-in mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Beta Atomic drop-in mounts

Good call Rachel! The beds in my boat are the hollow type as you suggested they might be. I didnt get a chance to measure between them but they seem wider than what I was expecting. I will know more tomorrow. Today is baseball, Nationals vs my Marlins in DC! https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_D9eIU9...
by Surveyor
Sun May 15, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: New to me Alberg 30 #329
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: New to me Alberg 30 #329

222 more pictures I took yesterday detailing in minutiae the bits of the boat. I completely sounded the decks (my knees are killing me) and could not find any suspect delamination in the decks except the cockpit sole just as the seller said. There are cracks here and there though. The hatch is a pro...
by Surveyor
Tue May 03, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: deleted
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: The anatomy of a Triton ice-box

Interesting. It is very nice of you to destroy that for the benefit of the rest of us! Now, I could really use an cross-sectional example of the hull to deck joint of a Triton! (jokes)
by Surveyor
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brightwork temporary fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Brightwork temporary fix?

Thanks for the replies and the advice.

Since it is unanimous I will simply not worry about it! (for the time being)
by Surveyor
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brightwork temporary fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Brightwork temporary fix?

I would like some advice on coating or protecting the exterior wood on my boat while it sits waiting for me to have it transported. I will be at the boat for a week soon and will not have time to do a full blown sanding and multiple coat regimen. I would however like to clean up the wood and protect...
by Surveyor
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Palmer Johnson Alberg 35
Replies: 49
Views: 8955

Re: Palmer Johnson Alberg 35

I know you must be really excited! You have a very beautiful and unique boat that I am sure will turn heads. I hope your the blogger type because I would like to follow your adventures. If not, its all good, just let the fun begin! Congrats!
by Surveyor
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Other folk's boats
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Other folk's boats

Gorgeous! I can only imagine what they look like inside. The last pic could have been from a Bruce Anchor advertisement.

Thanks for the boat porn!
by Surveyor
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beta Atomic drop-in mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Beta Atomic drop-in mounts

Interesting, thanks Rachel. When I inspected the boat I did not pay much attention to the beds or their construction. The boat is pretty much all original, including the Atomic 4, so whatever is there was factory installed (I assume). If the beds are the type that you describe then it is clear as to...