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by lsheaf
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cost of teak coamings
Replies: 7
Views: 269

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: 14

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: 49

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: 5
Views: 59

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: 49

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: 49

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: 5
Views: 59

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: 5
Views: 155

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: 466

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: 5
Views: 59

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: 5
Views: 59

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: 5
Views: 59

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: 36

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: 98

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: 269

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: 218

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: 98

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: 181

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: 269

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: 101

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: 218

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: 98

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: 80

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: 80

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: 101

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: 466

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: 466

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...
by lsheaf
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

I forgot you did mention interprotect 2000e at one point. If this finish doesn’t last long, it’s pretty easy to sand and re-prime with interprotect. I know that it is available locally too. I hopefully will be ready to fill my tank after installing the Beckson deck plate fittings today. Do the screw...
by lsheaf
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Painting Formica
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Painting Formica

Interesting, For some reason I was under the impression that an epoxy based primer wouldn’t stick as well. I will see what two part primer are available locally and give it a try. I did look at the Kilz primer offered by Home Depot but as I read further into it they don’t recommend using it on surfa...
by lsheaf
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Thank you, The trim pieces are just to cover the rough cut edges on the plywood. I accidentally discovered while rinsing fiberglass dust off the new sole, that water channels around the sole back into the bilge, even with a heavy bow. I think I will install scuppers aft of the sole for good drainage...
by lsheaf
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Painting Formica
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Painting Formica

I may have posted this question already but I seem to have horrible luck painting Formica. It doesn’t seem to stick very well and tends to chip easily. Maybe a different type of primer or paint would work better? I have used interlux brightside one part primer and paint. Does anyone have any recomme...
by lsheaf
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cost of teak coamings
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Cost of teak coamings

Hey guys,

What would you expect to pay for two pieces of team that measure 10” tall x 1” wide x 9 feet long?
I was quoted locally in the Caribbean $1050 before milling. That sounds pretty crazy to me.
by lsheaf
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Thanks!

Here is a update picture of the new sole/tank lid fiberglassed into place. I’m thinking about just painting it with Interlux Brightside and putting some kind of “baseboard” trim piece around the edge of the new sole. What do you guys think?
by lsheaf
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

I should be able to get over to the marine store this week and maybe pick up a fitting. Otherwise I’ll probably stick to the copper tubing I have. At the moment I don’t have a whale foot pump but that is on my list. I only have an electric one at the moment. Here is a new better picture of the fiber...
by lsheaf
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Divinycell
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Divinycell

Yes I will definitely post progress reports on the 6.5 build. I think for the bottom panel I’ll go with 1 layer of 1708 as it will be my daily driver and have to drag it up the beach everyday. I also have a scale big enough to weigh it when it’s done. I have never worked with divinycell but have wor...
by lsheaf
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Thanks for the response. I’ll look around and see what I can find for a mushroom fitting. Otherwise I have some 1/2” and 5/8” copper refrigerant tubing I can use.
by lsheaf
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Looking back, I probably could have saved a lot of time by doing something more simple but I am pretty satisfied with the results. Sometimes I’m too much of a perfectionist and make things more complex than needed. As for a water pickup fitting, will a plastic fitting sealed with silicone be suffice?
by lsheaf
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Divinycell
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Divinycell

Hey there,

For building the Atom 6.5 out of divinycell, is it recommended to use the H-80 or the H-130 plain core? There seems to be a pretty big difference in price. I assume the H-80 should be suffice.

Logan
by lsheaf
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Heavy duty Stern anchor bag
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Heavy duty Stern anchor bag

Hey guys

Does anyone have any recommendations on stern anchor bags? I’m looking for something heavy duty with good stitching. I’ve looked on defender.com but wasn’t overly impressed with what I found for the application.

Logan
by lsheaf
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

A bad picture of one of the removable arms while fiberglassing the flange.
by lsheaf
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

I did grind back most of the unsaturated fiberglass. I believe some of those spots absorbed water from the forward bilge after I left the boat. I did add another 1-2 layers of 1708 on top and I’m confident it is well sealed at this point. In the next photos I prepare the new fiberglass baffles to be...
by lsheaf
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

More pictures.

I did layup some biax in case I decide to make solid fiberglass baffles. If not I can always use it for backing pads and other projects.
by lsheaf
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

Hey guys, Here are some photos of my AS30 integral water tank build. I must say this has been the most challenging project I’ve undertaken so far, mainly because I live on board. Removing the old tank along and grinding back all of the thicken resin holding the tank in place was quite the job! Howev...
by lsheaf
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Mast winch bases and seacocks
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Mast winch bases and seacocks

Okay I think I answered my own questions after today. I reviewed one of you videos I found on YouTube installing new seacocks on the Nicholson 30... get the seacocks with flanged base. As for the winch base I think a piece of aluminum u-channel cut down to proper height, width, thickness to accommod...
by lsheaf
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Mast winch bases and seacocks
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Mast winch bases and seacocks

Hey folks, I’ve added a new boom from US spars which utilizes a completely different reefing method than before - outhaul and reefing lines are all run internally of the boom. I believe I will need to add an additional winch to the mash for ease. Seldom makes a fancy mast winch base for 90-100 bucks...
by lsheaf
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How much awlgrip for topsides?
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: How much awlgrip for topsides?

I just realized I can pull all the bolts out and there appears to be enough room just to roll out the flange. For some reason I was thinking all of the bolts had been sealed in with 5200 but I don’t think that is the case. I’m going to pull one bolt out and see what’s going on. I think you’re right ...
by lsheaf
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: New custom piece from Garhauer marine
Replies: 1
Views: 354

New custom piece from Garhauer marine

Hey guys, I wanted to share a custom piece Mike @ Garhauer marine fabricated for me. He has fabricated a wind turbine mount and new mizzen mast step for me as well. The final product was anodized. Pricing was very fair and customer service great. New Mizzen masthead: E536D40B-6FFF-4122-93A6-53E714FC...
by lsheaf
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How much awlgrip for topsides?
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: How much awlgrip for topsides?

Very interesting thank you for the information. My other question about painting has to do with the toe rails. My boat has aluminum toe rails that through bolt on the hull-deck joint and I assume they will need to come off to get a good coating. As far as I know there are no leaks in the hull-deck j...