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by lsheaf
Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails

Update: I just received the new mizzen sail This time it was cut to my specified dimension and fits perfectly. I also asked if they could cut the sail a bit flatter than the previous. They did a very nice job flattening the sail out. I will be buying a code zero and mizzen staysail from them in the ...
by lsheaf
Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mantus Anchor Swivel
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Mantus Anchor Swivel

Thanks for the reply,

When you suggest the tefGel, are you recommending applying it to the shackle pin threads or the main swivel head that holds everything together? I haven’t had too many problems with stainless shackles, mostly just steel shackles after a few months of use.
by lsheaf
Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Update photo:
Post long-boarding
Current weight: 41.5 lbs
Hopefully I can take another half pound off by sanding more excess epoxy inside the boat.
by lsheaf
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: ASW30 - Testing a New 3 blade Michigan wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 11

ASW30 - Testing a New 3 blade Michigan wheel

Boat: Allied Seawind 30 Engine: Westerbeke 40 Transmission: ZF Hurth 15M (1.88:1 right hand) The existing 3 blade Campbell sailor ( 13 x 12 ) does not provide enough thrust when motoring into 3 knots or more of current with a headwind. There is little to no drag with this propeller (intentionally de...
by lsheaf
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Atom 6.5 Divinycell
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Atom 6.5 Divinycell

Update: We begin filling imperfections on the hull with 407. I found its easiest to long board the hull with 3m wet or dry sand paper. I’m sure it will yield better results than using only an orbital sander. In order to firmly secure the dinghy for sanding, I used a ratcheting strap from Home Depot....
by lsheaf
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: 1967 Allied Seawind 30 Stardust
Replies: 1
Views: 16

1967 Allied Seawind 30 Stardust

1967 Allied Seawind 30 ~ Stardust

Sailing between Carvel Rock, US Virgin Islands and Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
by lsheaf
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Provisioning In the Virgin Islands - Sourcing Bulk Dried Foods
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Provisioning In the Virgin Islands - Sourcing Bulk Dried Foods

I’m preparing for a voyage south of the Virgin Islands sometime early next year. For anyone passing through the Virgin Islands, food is too expensive to stock up from local food stores, and the quality is sporadic. That’s my opinion unless you have a lot of money and don’t care. Air shipping items i...
by lsheaf
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Weatherstrip for cockpit lockers
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Weatherstrip for cockpit lockers

Hey Marcelo, maybe you can try using a neoprene rubber with a hollow core. It holds up very well in the marine environment. That’s what I will use. McMaster Carr (download their mobile app if you have a smart phone) sells lots of different shapes and sizes. Some with an adhesive back even though I w...
by lsheaf
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Sourcing BedIt butyl tape
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Sourcing BedIt butyl tape

Thanks Atom,

I did order some off Amazon a while back and it melted in the mail. It was a great big mess but I put it in the refrigerator and was able to use certain pieces. It’s been so long ago I’m not sure what brand it was.

I’ll grab a roll or two from Hamilton while they’re in stock.

Logan
by lsheaf
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Looking good!
How big is the electric motor you’re installing?
I’m sure a boat that size requires some serious thrust to get her going.

Logan
by lsheaf
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Sourcing BedIt butyl tape
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Sourcing BedIt butyl tape

Does anyone know where I can find some BedIt butyl tape? Everywhere I check, it says it is back ordered. Are there any alternatives?

The stuff I’ve bought from defender isn’t as sticky and doesn’t last.
by lsheaf
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Washing awlgrip hull paint
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Washing awlgrip hull paint

After 20 minutes of warming up water and mixing it with vinegar (what Awlgrip recommends), I tested an area with vinegar only (not diluted). I found that if I let it sit for about 10 minutes and then come back with diluted Awlwash/soft sponge, the salt stains would come right off. They were pretty h...
by lsheaf
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mantus Anchor Swivel
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Mantus Anchor Swivel

Does anyone use a Mantus anchor swivel or equivalent? I’ve never had a problem with my chain/rode twisting up while at anchor but also haven’t been anchored in one location for more than a few days. Is it necessary for anchoring long term where the boat could be moving around the anchor a lot? Logan
by lsheaf
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stainless steel companionway U-channel, water tank inspection port.
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Stainless steel companionway U-channel, water tank inspection port.

I know those post is a couple months old but I thought I’d share anyway. The Beckson Screw out plates are great. Mine has been installed for almost a year now with no leaks. Just make sure you get the ones that are fully threaded like the ones James posted. I accidentally bought different ones that ...
by lsheaf
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails

Update: I finally got around to raising my new set of sails last weekend. To recap on the staysail grommet included in the original post, the loft manager offered to pay to have the sail repaired locally. I’m happy enough with that. The mainsail was cut perfectly and fits well. The mizzen sails foot...
by lsheaf
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Initial impressions of new Rolly Tasker sails
Replies: 3
Views: 115

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 85

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: 85

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: 74

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: 150

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: 150

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: 74

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 557

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 425

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 20
Views: 410

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: 4
Views: 415

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: 425

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: 1289

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: 478

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: 471

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: 425

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: 471

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: 471

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: 425

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: 762

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: 1372

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: 425

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: 425

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: 425

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...