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by lsheaf
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails

I just received 4 new sails from Rolly Tasker sails, designed and built in Thailand. Rolly covered shipping from Thailand to Florida as well as shipping to a freight forwarder in Florida. That was very much appreciated and saved me a lot of money. The package was almost 90 pounds. All sails were con...
by lsheaf
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Here is an image of the oar lock mounting blocks fiberglassed into position. I laminated (4) 2” x 4” blocks that consist of 14 layers of 1708 Biax fiberglass. I then cut these square with a miter saw. After preparing the surfaces, I smeared colloidal silica behind each block and pushed them in posit...
by lsheaf
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Inner forestay halyard block
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Inner forestay halyard block

Thanks,

I will order that one

Logan
by lsheaf
Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Inner forestay halyard block
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Inner forestay halyard block

The last component I need for installing an inner forestay sail on my boat is a halyard block for raising the sail. As I will be mounting the block externally on the mast what would be the best way to mount the block to the mast? Is a mast hound like this a bit too much? It appears these are used fo...
by lsheaf
Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Jib sheet stand up swivel blocks for inner stay jib
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Jib sheet stand up swivel blocks for inner stay jib

Okay I’ll get the intermediate size, thank you
by lsheaf
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Pressure cooker size
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Pressure cooker size

Okay I think I’ll go with a 3 liter tall model. https://a.co/d/g3endPs The 3 liter tall is the same diameter as the 2 liter model but of course has more capacity. I think it will be more manageable for cooking smaller portions while having flexibility in extra capacity compared to the 2 liter. I am ...
by lsheaf
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Pressure cooker size
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Pressure cooker size

Does anyone have sizing recommendations on a pressure cooker for 1-2 people?

I’ll mostly be single handing but would like to be able to cook for 2.


I’m thinking a 1.5 liter or 3 liter model.

Logan
by lsheaf
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Jib sheet stand up swivel blocks for inner stay jib
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Jib sheet stand up swivel blocks for inner stay jib

Heys guys, I’m installing a new inner forestay which a small jib will be hoisted on. I’m looking at 2 different size stand up blocks which will be mounted to the cabin top for sheeting. Is the smaller block suffice to withstand jib sheet forces in heavy winds for a 30 foot boat? https://www.garhauer...
by lsheaf
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

@Atomvoyager I will sand down the hull sides and add another single layer of glass as opposed to adding unnecessary weight with 407 fairing filler. @Lloyd Hey Lloyd, Current build weight with skeg and solid fiberglass oar lock backings is 39.5lbs (not shown in the most recent photo). I would say I a...
by lsheaf
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

@CapnK - I also did some extensive research on the Image rotation for PHPBB forums and it seems to be a rather complex issue. There was a piece of code I found on the PHPBB forum that could solve the issue but it doesn’t appear to be supported as a legitimate extension and is probably outdated by no...
by lsheaf
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Removable inner forestay conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Removable inner forestay conversion

Nice post I’m getting ready to install an inner forestry as well. I’m not sure I want a complex lever though; it looks like a good place to clamp your finger in :lol: I have a chainplate that passes through my bowsprit and through-bolts into the bow. Im thinking about just having a short piece of 1/...
by lsheaf
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Interesting, Thank you for the in depth answer haha. It makes more sense now, I wonder if the forum has a plug-in that could automatically correct the image after uploading. Anyway, The next step was glassing in the knees, forward seat top and aft seat sides. For these smaller sections, I experiment...
by lsheaf
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

Hey Kurt,
Haven’t been on here in a couple weeks.
I’m in the process of painting my decks at the moment.

But yes I love the new toe rails!
I purchased them from Crest aluminum out of Ohio.
I’d love to see the picture by the way, were you at anchor or sea when that happened?
by lsheaf
Mon May 30, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Does anyone know why some of these photos are posting in a different orientation than how they display on my phone?
by lsheaf
Mon May 30, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Next I begin fitting and tabbing the forward seat sides and back.
by lsheaf
Mon May 30, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

I did have an 8ft West Marine inflatable but it only last about 6 months before the transom fell off with my outboard included. :shock: WHA..? lol Sometimes the best stories come from the worst 'happenings'. :D I had one of those. Fortunately that did not happen while I had it! Haha yes it was a tr...
by lsheaf
Mon May 23, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

@Capnk - thanks for the response, I’m definitely looking forward to the final build weight too. I did have an 8ft West Marine inflatable but it only last about 6 months before the transom fell off with my outboard included. :shock: @Pmnfernando - It will eventually be my full time dinghy that will f...
by lsheaf
Fri May 20, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

I started by tracing out all of the templates onto the sheets of Divinycell. Then cut them out with a sharp razor blade. Since the stitch and glue method doesn’t work very well with foam, I decided tooth picks would be suffice for holding the main panels together while I tabbed all of the joints. On...
by lsheaf
Fri May 20, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Hey guys, I started constructing the Atom 6.5 a few months ago and have worked on it intermittently since then. I have no previous experience building small dinghies so I made a lot of mistakes which I’ll share here as I upload. The primary purpose of building the dinghy out of Divinycell was to eli...
by lsheaf
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Washing awlgrip hull paint
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Washing awlgrip hull paint

I know Awlgrip recommends using their special boat wash (possibly for good reason) but does Dawn dishsoap or the like damage the paint that bad? I assume Awlgrip’s Awlwash isn’t readily available in some distant cruising locations so maybe there’s a better solution. Or maybe there will be other thin...
by lsheaf
Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

After fiberglassing the entire flange, I prepared the flange and hull for awlgrip primer and paint. After spraying 2 coats of 545 finish primer and 3 coats of Snow White topcoat, I was ready to prepare the new toe rails for fitting and preliminary fastening. As mentioned in one of my previous posts,...
by lsheaf
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cost of teak coamings
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Cost of teak coamings

Just for anyone reading this thread in the future, I ended up paying 43 dollars a board foot for some good quality teak here in the Virgin Islands. The total price was about 820 bucks before milling and planing.
by lsheaf
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Tip: cleaning epoxy off of tools - white vinegar
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Tip: cleaning epoxy off of tools - white vinegar

I’ve been hauled out for a little over a month now and have picked up a few cool tricks. This may seem stupid but I have never heard (until now) of cleaning wet epoxy off of tools, clothes, or anything else with white vinegar. It works unbelievably well and isn’t toxic like acetone (also acetone whe...
by lsheaf
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fairing the hull for topside paint
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Fairing the hull for topside paint

I did end up doing some experimenting with a long board which, gave excellent results, but after my final 220 grit sanding with an orbital I realized the long board was quite unnecessary for most of the work. So I’m now done with fairing and ready for primer. I also did some experimenting with West ...
by lsheaf
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

I began fiberglassing over the hull/deck flange on the bow (separation of the joint at the bow is supposedly common on the Allied Seawind 30 due to inadequate fastening). Since this part of the project ended up being a lot easier than I initially expected, I just fiberglassed the entire flange to en...
by lsheaf
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fairing the hull for topside paint
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Fairing the hull for topside paint

Here are some pictures of the hull
by lsheaf
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fairing the hull for topside paint
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Fairing the hull for topside paint

Hey guys, So I have quite a few chipped paint marks that had to be sanded out. Those spots will need to be filled and faired. I also had to sand 4-6 inches off above the waterline where there was severe bubbling and some signs of osmosis. Some areas were sanded down to bare fiberglass. What techniqu...
by lsheaf
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

After removing the toe rails and all of the sealant I think it may not be necessary to fiberglass over the hull/deck joint. Everything looks in tact, with a few small sections that could use some filling. The fastest way to remove the sealant was using a grinder with a 40 grit sanding disc. I smooth...
by lsheaf
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Outboard Well Performance
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Outboard Well Performance

If I could install an inboard well on my boat, I would. Unfortunately due to the design of my transom hung rudder I’m limited to either an inboard diesel or offsetting an outboard bracket on the transom. My diesel has run really well since I bought the boat (besides the propeller being slightly unde...
by lsheaf
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1219

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Thanks, the tank itself is fully functional I’m just waiting for the marine store to restock some white 2000e to finish painting. More pictures coming when it’s fully painted.
by lsheaf
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

Yes I will be fiberglassing it with 10oz 3” wide cloth tape.
by lsheaf
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

Day 1: Remove all nuts, washers, and bolts. Remove port and starboard toe rails. Using a hammer, 1/2” wide chisel, 1/4” wide flathead screw driver, and a long/sturdy razor knife, I begin prying and cutting the sealant underneath the aluminum extrusion. For those wondering, I was indeed able to preve...
by lsheaf
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Toe Rail Removal/installation

Hi guys, I’m going to do my best to document the toe rail removal and installation of new toe rails. The main purpose of removing the current aluminum toe rails is to reinforce the hull/deck joint as well as insure there are no leaks at the flange. Since the existing aluminum toe rails have also suf...
by lsheaf
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Air Sander vs Orbital for Awlgrip prep.
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Air Sander vs Orbital for Awlgrip prep.

Hey guys, A friend of mine is having his boat painted in Grenada. The painter won’t sand the boat with anything but an air powered sander because it supposedly doesn’t leave as many marks. Is it critical to use an air sander for prep or will a regular orbital give good results as well? I would think...
by lsheaf
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate covers
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Chainplate covers

Yes I was thinking of screws used in sheet metal fabrication.
I thought self tappers had a small cutting tip on them.
I see what you mean now though. Luckily I didn’t order them yet haha.
by lsheaf
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cost of teak coamings
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Cost of teak coamings

Very nice, what is the best method for laminating the foam sheets together? I assume 1/8” or 1\4” is a little too thin to do much with.

Also what is the PU/PE? Type of foam?
by lsheaf
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Hebridean WindVane
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Hebridean WindVane

No problem, I primarily chose the Monitor windvane over other brand vanes because of their customer service, good parts accessibility as they are located in California, and good quality. They also had done 3-4 other Allied Seawinds and had all of the design drawings for my boat prior to purchase. I ...
by lsheaf
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate covers
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Chainplate covers

Got it, I’ll order some self tappers from McMaster-Carr. I did actually remove coring from all of the chain plate “cutouts” when I replaced the chain plates and filled them with 610 thickened epoxy. I think there should be enough thickened epoxy to drill and screw a self-tapper in.
by lsheaf
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Painting Formica
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Painting Formica

I think I read in “this old boat - Don Casey that he uses acrylic latex for interior work but can’t exactly remember. So far I’m really happy with the results I got from the Interprotect 2000e, but I still hate Formica! I will most definitely paint the rest of my interior with interprotect. It’s als...
by lsheaf
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cost of teak coamings
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Cost of teak coamings

CapnK ~ Ipe (at least what they’re advertising it as) is surprisingly easy to get here in the Caribbean, probably because most of it comes from nearby South America. I bought two 9’ x 1” x 8” pieces a little over a year ago for 80 bucks and it is of good quality. Cheaper than mahogany. Cumaru is one...
by lsheaf
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Setting Scaffolding up for Hull Prep/paint
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Setting Scaffolding up for Hull Prep/paint

That’s a good idea. I should be able to find 2 x 12s pretty easily too.
I think if the yard has anything available it will be for rent but It’s worth asking.

Thank you!
by lsheaf
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Hebridean WindVane
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Hebridean WindVane

@ Vanguard64 I don’t think anyone can tell you exactly how long those respective materials will last as longevity probably depends more on how often you use it, the environment it’s used in, the loads exerted on the vane, and how well you maintain it. Obviously a stainless steel vane could be prone ...
by lsheaf
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chainplate covers
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Chainplate covers

Hey guys, I have some chainplate covers I bought from Schaefer Marine a few months but haven’t had a chance to install them yet. What kind of fasteners are recommended to install them? My first opinion would be to through bolt them through the deck but maybe that’s not needed. Other people have sugg...
by lsheaf
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fabricating new Jordan Series Drogue Chainplates
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Fabricating new Jordan Series Drogue Chainplates

Note: the chainplate on the far left in the one image is a for an inner forestay.
by lsheaf
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fabricating new Jordan Series Drogue Chainplates
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Fabricating new Jordan Series Drogue Chainplates

Here are pictures of some drogue chainplates I made during my time off work for the holiday this weekend. Maybe this information will be useful for someone looking to fabricate their own. I briefly looked at the recommended load values provided @ https://www.jordanseriesdrogue.com/D_5.htm and believ...
by lsheaf
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Setting Scaffolding up for Hull Prep/paint
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Setting Scaffolding up for Hull Prep/paint

Hey guys,

I'm hauling my boat out soon and am going to paint the topsides with Awl grip. Does anyone have advice on setting up scaffolding around the boat for preparation work and painting? I have access to some old 2 x 4s from a local home builder which should be of help.

Thanks,
Logan
by lsheaf
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1219

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Hey guys,

After stripping back all the one part paint I coated the new sole with 2 coats of interprotect 2000e. The coating already seems much more durable and dries much faster than the one part I was using.

I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
by lsheaf
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1219

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Thanks Fernando! Hey James, So I sanded back as much single part paint as possible but have left the deck plates in place sealed with Sikaflex. Do you think it will be okay to tape around the deck plates and then paint the sole with the interprotect?I am slightly worried the interprotect will melt t...