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by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

fwd detail

we can see both the fwd face and a side profile showing the bulkhead in red
and the ss plate and wedges. (in green and yellow to distinguish between the side and central one)

note that the top ss plate will extend aft
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by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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i sketch ths up in autocad
hope its clear
the first picture refers to the aft face
in green hatch it is the ss plate
in yellow hatch is the existing frame (which will have to be extended)

the aft ss plate will be bolted to the fwd ss plate
AFT BULKHEAD REINFORCEMENT.png
by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

As i said before i dont have final solution when it comes to the deck reinforcement. I am leaning towards a option where i replace the corner pieces with a flat sheet of metal, which follows the underside contour of the deck on the main bulkhead with extra supports welded at 90º to replace the woode...
by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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i ended up removing all the metal pieces and cutting up the original fibreglass headliner on the v berth to access and remove those wooden braces
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by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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back to the aft face we can see those 3 metal tangs which are screwed onto those laminated braces (the portside one being rotten). it was on these metal tangs that the bolts threaded thru the frame would sit and exerting upward pressure to counter the downward pull of the mast i thought up until tod...
by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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ths situation on the fwd face:
the top wood piece was hiding the metal piece
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by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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the removal of the frame further exposed the aft corner piece
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previously installed and also bent
by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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frame out is it possible to observe that the top section is bent, so its need correcting it will also be polished to mirror like finish as opposed as being painted i am stiil thinking about the final solution when it comes to altering the its design. i definitely want to keep the frame as it is, in ...
by pmnfernando
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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by pmnfernando
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

more holes to fill.
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by pmnfernando
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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look at the layer of dust!! im hosing the inside once all the tabing is done
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by pmnfernando
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

after
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by pmnfernando
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

decided to switch gears from all that fairing today not that it was a much nicer job as it involved removing paint from all hull-bulkheads tabing. but it must be done since i want to reinforce all of it on the boat. used a belt sander which makes for an quick job, but makes an absolute mess. it does...
by pmnfernando
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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and this is what happens when you dont babysit things long enough
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by pmnfernando
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Views: 5098

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by pmnfernando
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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apparently im the kinda of person who, once the can of 407 is cracked open, has to use all of it!
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by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 140
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

some fairing
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by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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insertion of G10 (composed of 3 piecesx 6mm thick) into the sheerclamp to replace a rotten section. it was then glassed over with one layer of biaxial. in this specific location there will be a babystay chainplate applied outside. i will add another piece of G10 to increase the thickness and applyin...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

starboard side deck drain.
used pvc pipe and 45 degrees elbows to build it, then slapped some thickened epoxy and cloth around it. guess itsd there to stay.
did the same on portside
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by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 140
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

after tape removal.
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by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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building the taper around the stanchions base so that water doesnt poll and flows aft to the drains. used cheap duck tape to build the dam. then poured slitghtly thickened epoxy into. it is a quick, easy and cheap method but the weight of the thickened epoxy (and even plain epoxy) makes it "bel...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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aft end of the bilge after also check the marelon ball valves. the one on the left its a 2 inch, on the right its 1 1/2 inch. these things are GIGANTIC. didnt even occured me to see the the overall dimensions upon ordering as i was only focused on the diameter. the 2 inch one is so ridiculously big ...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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aft end of the bilge before
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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after
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by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

fwd end of the bilge, before closing with G10 board
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by pmnfernando
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Got the round pieces epoxied and lightly glassed in.
was able to get them pretty flushed.
Next week will do the elliptical ones on the outside
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by pmnfernando
Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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got this done a couple fo weeks ago
stanchions and pulpit/pushpit bases epoxied into the toerail
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by pmnfernando
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

these pieces keep the transducers flat and parallell to the bottom the circular ones are placed inside the hull and the eliptical ones, outside. They definitely arent perfect and still need to be trimmed to a certain deadrise but it will work and will never rot as they are made of 30mm G10 WhatsApp ...
by pmnfernando
Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Toe Rail Removal/installation
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Views: 59

Re: Toe Rail Removal/installation

Hi

Are you glassing over that low bulwark?
by pmnfernando
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

also wasnt expecting this big void im thinking to cover the inside of the nose piece with packing tape, thicken some epoxy and set the nose piece in order to fill all that and obtain a better surface contact between the piece and boat. plenrty of squeeze out to deal with though. WhatsApp Image 2021-...
by pmnfernando
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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nose piece out

was expecting a bigger fight so cant really complain
the piece is chromed bronze but it has been painted 3 times already
im having it chromed again to go with the stainless guardrail i will install at a later stage
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by pmnfernando
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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keel up right got it done this morning. some nasty dings from trying a controlled roll over (which didnt went so well..) but nothing that some sanding and fairing wont cure. the red pain is antifoul. decided to paint some AF while i had good access (will touch up right before splash) the green stuff...
by pmnfernando
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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this is actually 2 boards butt joint together to make final lenght of 2.4 meters
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by pmnfernando
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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bilge floor, before and after did a couple of straight epoxy pours to level most of the surfaces, then applied thickened epoxy beneath the 6mm thick G10 sheet., finally one layer of biaxial cloth was laminated on top. need to knock some peelply bubbles, fair some rough spots and on to paint.! will d...
by pmnfernando
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

i was able to dril them with HSS drill bit. had i kept quiet those bolts would ve been out by now..... the main issue is to drill it as close to vertical as possible, i bought a portable drill press/guide to help out in the beggining. not really sure if its going to deliver. i am trying to shy way f...
by pmnfernando
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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bolts out!! at least the 6 main ones. 1 inch thick. the only 2 that i am unable to take out are the 2 that i try do drill out, the fwd one (19 mm) and the aft one (12 mm) i think i will have to drill them out. not particularly fussy about the aft one, but defo want to replace the fwd bolt WhatsApp I...
by pmnfernando
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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no photo today as i am still head scratching...... ive grinded the bottom of the keel, no bolts are showing, they must be all tapped into the iron.... .....meaning.....ive (literally) screwed myself big time but cutting them flush. im having a friend weld a rod so that we try and unscrew them tomorr...
by pmnfernando
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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the keel bolts look new.
if it wasnt for the condition of the nuts, washers and end top portion of the bolts, this whole step would have been have been avoided.
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by pmnfernando
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

after griding
the keel looks amazing, virtually no rust
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by pmnfernando
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

keel before griding
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by pmnfernando
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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right after the last bolt was cut and the sealant broke.
cut them with a sawzall. took me 90 minutes but got it done
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by pmnfernando
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

thanks for the input guys!
it does makes sense having that extension to balance the rudder
by pmnfernando
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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turns out somebody made a leading edge out of plywood and just faired it in, no glassing. obviously the whole thing is waterlogged.
wasnt expecting this at all. any ideas as to why?
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by pmnfernando
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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somebody just slapped a ton of compound into this rudder
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by pmnfernando
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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after peeling the rudder this old repair presented itself. got me thinking..."hum that is some extensive damage right there"
later i found an edge which had failed, got the chisel in and off it went....
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by pmnfernando
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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about 4 hours with the peeler. always a bit tricky to start, more dings and scuffing than i would like but then it gets better. it was tricky to get an exact setting on the depth so i opted to leave a bit of the original primer on since i will need to sand further to remove the vertical ridges. belo...
by pmnfernando
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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keel seal fail
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by pmnfernando
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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after the pressure wash
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by pmnfernando
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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closer look at the layers. it seems the hull has been re-gelcoated twice since new.
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by pmnfernando
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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30 min fiddling about with the peeler, couple of digs, but nothing that cant be repaired, depth set (i hope) for the rest of the boat. you can see that towards starbord it was getting cleaner
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