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by pmnfernando
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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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
Replies: 106
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Re: Introducing Katie-J

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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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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Views: 4503

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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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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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Views: 4503

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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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by pmnfernando
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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the cat is out of the bag
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by pmnfernando
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build
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Re: Allied Seawind 30 Integral Water Tank Build

tank is looking good!!
by pmnfernando
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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hi yes i would be chaining them for sure! dont want them wondering about at that stage. i have since decided to part with some more money and have a crane lift the boat. i will build a skate for the keel out of 18 mm ply, have the boat land on it and stands, undo the top keel bolt nuts and start att...
by pmnfernando
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hi CapnK I was also leaning towards that option to be honest. the thing going with this approach is: i need to almost take the full weight of the boat in order to get those 3 mm that will let me remove some of the wood shocks so that the keel can be efectively lowered when the time comes to separate...
by pmnfernando
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hi again i am planning to replace the keel bolts and painting the boat, starting in late october. the boat has a long fin keel which is 750 mm tall and 2600 mm long, ie, it has a large foot print compared to modern keels my idea to separate the keel from the hull is following: instead of lifting the...
by pmnfernando
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
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Hi again!

Does anyone has experience with Expanded PVC Foam Sheets?
Saw that material being used to build a hard bimini cover and tought it could be an option for my own bimini.
Any hands on reviews on that material?
by pmnfernando
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Projects
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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wood.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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...