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by lsheaf
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Mast winch bases and seacocks
Replies: 2
Views: 103

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: 103

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: 117

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: 86

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: 117

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...
by lsheaf
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How much awlgrip for topsides?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: How much awlgrip for topsides?

Hey James, Thank you for the information. Based on your experience and the cost difference between a quart/gallon it may be best to get the gallon. If I have leftovers I can always use it to paint my main spar and even the decks. I’ve used perfection once to paint my mizzen mast and in order to get ...
by lsheaf
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How much awlgrip for topsides?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

How much awlgrip for topsides?

Hey guys, I’ve asked a couple professional painters in the local yard how much awlgrip topcoat I will need to paint my 30 footer. They both said to buy a gallon of primer and a gallon of the topcoat ( I do understand a gallon of topcoat/primer turns into way more useable product after mixing the con...
by lsheaf
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Mizzen masthead inspection
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Mizzen masthead inspection

I cut off about an inch and a half right off the top of the mast and removed the inside aluminum “plug”. It appears to be in decent condition. I may just redrill/retap the plug and fabricate a new stainless bracket. Here are pictures of what I have. https://imgur.com/a/zrk5FWS Hopefully when I get t...
by lsheaf
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Mizzen masthead inspection
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Mizzen masthead inspection

Hey James, I completed my Round trip to/from St. John to St. Croix a few weeks ago. I left Cruz Bay at midnight and was about 4 miles off of St. Croix by sunrise. When I woke from my last nap, I noticed the triatic stay was holding up the Mizzen by one strand of wire. It broke shortly after arriving...
by lsheaf
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Coosa Board as a plywood bulkhead alternative
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Coosa Board as a plywood bulkhead alternative

Has anyone used Coosa board for a main bulkhead replacement?


Logan
by lsheaf
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Looking for mast toggle replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Looking for mast toggle replacements

After pulling the double back stay, delta plate, and toggle, it seems as though I didn’t measure one of the clevis pins properly. Both ends of the toggle took 1/2” diameter clevis pins (different lengths), unlike what I had mentioned in my previous reply. The new toggles I had ordered from rigrite d...
by lsheaf
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Maintenance on New Stalock turnbuckles and fittings
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Maintenance on New Stalock turnbuckles and fittings

I couldn’t find any dry lube locally so I put a thin coat of tefgel on the threads of each turnbuckle. I also wiped the toggles and turnbuckle bodies down with water. As far as the wire, it’s suppose to be 316 certified stainless imported from South Korea but I really don’t know, that’s just what th...
by lsheaf
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Maintenance on New Stalock turnbuckles and fittings
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Maintenance on New Stalock turnbuckles and fittings

Hey guys, I just replaced most of the rigging on my allied Seawind 30 and am wondering what kind of maintenance I should be doing to keep the stainless in good condition. I wonder what kind of life expectancy these turnbuckleS have compared to the old solid bronze norsemans that we’re on the boat wh...
by lsheaf
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Washed my Sails
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

Re: Washed my Sails

I Didn’t realize it was that old when I posted. I wasn’t sure if it was a pretty common ingredient found in regular stores but I did find it on amazon. After doing more research I wound up using oxiclean. The mainsail came out pretty good.
by lsheaf
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Pressure treated plywood?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Pressure treated plywood?

Hey guys, I’ve heard that using pressure treated wood on a boat is not recommended (also read this in a article by west system). Has anyone used pressure treated and had any issues?

Logan
by lsheaf
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Washed my Sails
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

Re: Washed my Sails

Wow look good, I’m thinking of trying this out. Where did you buy the sodium silicate?
by lsheaf
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Looking for mast toggle replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Looking for mast toggle replacements

I have looked on rigging only but I don’t think those toggles will work as the pin that goes through the mast and one end of the toggle is a 1/2” pin. The other end of the toggle that attaches to the triangle plate takes a 7/16” pin. I was able to find a replacement from Rigrite and am waiting for t...
by lsheaf
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Looking for mast toggle replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Looking for mast toggle replacements

Hey guys I’m trying to find a replacement for these Shaeffer Marine toggles (I think that’s what they’re called). I can’t seem to find them online anywhere. They seem to be much longer and thinner than regular toggles used on turnbuckles.
Maybe there is a better alternative?
by lsheaf
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Termites...
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Termites...

Hey guys, I’ve been replacing some bulkheads and structural components on my boat and last night after heavy rainfall I found about 6 worker termites crawling around. I’m really concerned they’re going to start attacking the new wood. Everything was coated in epoxy but many pieces have been screwed ...
by lsheaf
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Thoughts on ocean crossing in an old boat
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Thoughts on ocean crossing in an old boat

Thanks for the reply. I know we have spoken about adding stiffeners and am getting closer to glassing those in using pieces of urethane foam as a form. Just to confirm, it’s okay for the stringers or stiffeners to be partial and not large lengths of the hull longitudinally. I was slightly concerned ...
by lsheaf
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Thoughts on ocean crossing in an old boat
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Thoughts on ocean crossing in an old boat

Hey folks, what are your thoughts on ocean crossing in an older fiberglass boat? Do you think the fiberglass on some of these 50 year old boats have deteriorated and lost a lot of its strength?
Logan