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by pmnfernando
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:28 am
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Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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i think i might go with galvanized, that bronze is just WAY to expensive

interlux 's Primocon is suitable for galvanized steel, so i will go with that as a primer, and then anything epoxy based that's suitable for underwater metal will do
by pmnfernando
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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"I have been searching for 1 inch silicon bronze all thread and been failing miserably at finding it i did found some 1 onch rod but the price is simply thru the roof. im talking about 2400 USD total. i guess its time to browse other alternatives what about mild steel? and if so does anyone rec...
by pmnfernando
Thu May 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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hi again its not that im doubting what you say, or even about the cost, as i can wait to make that purchase. the thing is, everywhere i go look for info, pretty much everybody says: use bronze with lead keels not iron ones. its amazing how in 2021 its impossible to find a straight forward answer to ...
by pmnfernando
Thu May 06, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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by pmnfernando
Thu May 06, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hello again I have decided to replace the keel bolts myself. Would like to hear some opinions on this subject, maybe someone did it before, it would be great to have some input. Atomvoyager sugested bronze (silicon bronze) as the material of choice for the new keel bolts. This being an iron cast kee...
by pmnfernando
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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just a section of ths sheerclamp after removing the paint, showing signs of water ingress. ive begun to remove those small areas. this only stresses my initial feeling that i must sand all the sheerclamp in order to fully acess its condition. no one would be able to visually tell that underneath the...
by pmnfernando
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Making a hole on the locker wall to enable the removal of the rotted
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by pmnfernando
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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hi Atomvoyager Thanks for the input, nice bit of kit! was going thru some of the gear leftover from previous owners and found that. Text the last owner, didnt know what it was either, but kept it thru the years. turns out it comes in handy to fly the spinnaker.! fairly expensive for what it is, 200 ...
by pmnfernando
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Can anyone tell me what this is?
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by pmnfernando
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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quick trip to the marina after work to remove some of the teak toerail and plug the holes. teak wasnt actually that bad, but there was water ingress thru some of the bolts. wont be using teak but a teak-looking plastic. no maintenance, no more trees cut down. (dont know about the carbon footprint of...
by pmnfernando
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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detail of one of the nuts holding the chainplate
it just broke when i used a spanner
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by pmnfernando
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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after the removal of all the rotten wood in that section and all taped up to receive thickned epoxy poured from the deck. there is more affected wood to be removed, but i have a small wet locker foward of that section, for which i will need to cut out a portion of its wall in order to acess and remo...
by pmnfernando
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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time for the STB cupboard to give way for what needs done
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by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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portside aft chainplate sheerclamp section unlike the fwd one, which was dry, i am having this one removed as it is wet, despite being in the sun, in this case, the screws which holds the teak toerail are leaking thru the hull deck join and into the sheerclamp (where everything bolts) so yeah.....mo...
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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well.... the side cup boards were in the way.....and new ones were always in the plan. Actually, for now i think im only keeping the main bulkhead and 2 semi bulkheads from the original build. Everything else is getting redone (its only more work after all ahahahaha) WhatsApp Image 2021-02-23 at 20....
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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after the complete removal of glass it was a messy job, im still itching from all that. (no i dont use a suit, because it would be IMPOSSIBLE to work on the boat, this is Asia after all, where in Feb we have around 25 C and 80% humidity, i recorded 30 C inside the boat today) can you imagine this pl...
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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same procedure done on portside this time unlike stb side the glass was still doing its job but its gettind removed for new material will be glassed in its place the difference is im keeping the reinforcing wood because it is dry. in my opinion the reason why portside is better than std is due to th...
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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after all the rotten wood is removed.
you are looking at the enlarged holes where the chainplates and stanchions were thru bolted
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by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 77
Views: 2408

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removing the woven roving that was applied long ago
i removed it by simply using a chisel, proving that the bond failed long ago
by pmnfernando
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hello again what you are going to see is a sequence of photos pertaining to the removal of a rotten section from the stb sheerclamp plus a reinforcing piece of wood (darker wood) that was originally join to the sheerclamp. interestingly this reinforcing wood wasnt glued to the sheerclamp but only ke...
by pmnfernando
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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note how i wasnt able to remove all the moist wood you can see a darker circle around the epoxy plug. after sanding all the sheerclamp i will run a dehumidifier for a week to see if i can lower the water content a bit more. the plan is to reinforce the whole hull/deck join by applying a layer of bia...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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dry fitting 3 mm G10 board
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by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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hole left on deck after removal of scupper base
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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scupper sheared right off as soon as i applied some force
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by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 77
Views: 2408

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Aft deck drain removal
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by pmnfernando
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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the washers were displayed so i could reference their clearance on the inside, which is were i plan to use them. the bolt head diameter refers to a normal hex bolt like you mentioned. those are the ones i plan to use the reason why im trying to get them inline and not vertically is an aesthetic one,...
by pmnfernando
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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cool, glad i was getting it right In the mean time i redesigned the chain plates: the smaller ones were converted to a T shape, incorporating the 3 x 10 mm bolts the V shaped one now accomodates 4 x 10 mm bolts The circles you see are: yellow= M10 bolt hole green= M10 bolt head diameter red= M10 was...
by pmnfernando
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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hi im not sure if i was clear on the drawings: The very top hole on either plates is the attachment hole for the turnbuckle Currently i have 1 x 12mm and 1 x 10 mm for the lower shrouds plates and 2 x 12mm for the V shaped plate. At this stage i should mention that: The first bolt in all chain plate...
by pmnfernando
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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New design for the centre chainplate ( the one for the long stay, up to the mast top) (6 mm 1 x 19 SWR) this new design came about because the bulkhead, which separates the V berth from the salon, lies exactly in line with the anchor point. Originally they went around this by installing a U bolt tha...
by pmnfernando
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Chainplates superimposed to G10 board area ( yellow) and biaxial cloth (green)
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by pmnfernando
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Keel update: (and thoughts) I was already set to have the keel bolts removed and replaced on the next haul out, and last week i discovered that on the very aft keel bolt there has been some very slow water ingress. I have been keeping the front section of the bilge totally dry for the last 2 months,...
by pmnfernando
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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by pmnfernando
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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by pmnfernando
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Starboard side cockpit lockers

Having the lockers lid done first enable me to breathe a bit better when the time comes to glass in the walls and baffles of the water tank underneath the quarter berth. fun times ahead !!
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by pmnfernando
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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the previous owner told me the keel is encapsulated and then showed me the drawing, i got confused with it also. like you said if it is encapsulated why the need for bolts?! his reason to tell the keel is encapsulated is due to, when on the hard, he couldnt see any separation along the keel, as if e...
by pmnfernando
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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the text on the left says: 6 steel pipes are poured into the keel, for the 6 keel bolts dia. 1 ". The keel bolts dia. 1/2 "and dia. 3/4" are screwed into the keel. the keel is cast iron so, there are 6 main keel bolts of 1" diameter whose head is recessed into the bottom of keel ...
by pmnfernando
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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i got this drawing from the previous owner
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by pmnfernando
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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thanks again Atomvoyager Today wasnt a good day. It turns out that the keel bolts are corroded......see photos corroded keel bolts.jpeg The keel is encapsulated which means that either water made its way thru the fiberglass (permeation) or thru a crack, or they corroded from water collecting on the ...
by pmnfernando
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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That G 10 board its a good idea, i might follow that route and get some layers of biaxial on top of it

What about some backing plates in stainless, 6mm as well, just to bomb proof the system?

Thanks for the tips!
by pmnfernando
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hi Thanks for the input (and for the tips about the lining products for the water tank. my supplier had a different product from a Taiwanese manufacturer called Rainbow, its a 2 part epoxy product which is half the price of Interline 850, it seems it will work, will let you know later) The photo sho...
by pmnfernando
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hi again Been thinking lately about converting my chainplates to external ones. This would make inspecting a way more straightforward process and it would mean that any future repairs to the toe rail wouldnt entail messing with the standing rigging. At the same time i would plug those holes in the t...
by pmnfernando
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Rotten plywood completely removed.
Will be filling all that space with a thickened epoxy pour
by pmnfernando
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Quarter berth hull cleanup (1st round done)
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by pmnfernando
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:22 am
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Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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58 year old water tank, 1#
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by pmnfernando
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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look at all that space!
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by pmnfernando
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:17 am
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Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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woke up 2 days ago and thought: that water tank has to go
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by pmnfernando
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:23 am
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Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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6 hours later...
i´ve used a Makita 9030 belt sander, 40 grit, revved to maximum, got some grooves in but nothing to worry about, a lot of dust even being careful with the vacuum.

next step: going to apply some paint stripper over the keel bolts, then wire brush them with a drill
by pmnfernando
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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some rot discovered
it is going to be a shit fight to get all that rotten ply entrenched what is basically a pour of resin.....
by pmnfernando
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hi everyone

Does anyone knows where i can get BrewCote?
I am looking online but failing to get a place to get it from.

cheers!
by pmnfernando
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 77
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port sheerclamp
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