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by kenowens
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

For the past few days, fresh water has been seeping from the foam around the lead ballast into the aft end of the keel where I want to glass. Any ideas on how to speed up the drying process?
by kenowens
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

Thanks for the comments. Glassing over the resin globs sounds right. However I had to figure out a way to prep them as they were covered by what I call peanut brittle. The peanut brittle is formed when the foam adhears to the resin. You can pry it off with a screw driver but it's tough. The resin gl...
by kenowens
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

Hi. I am trying to decide how to prep/layup glass inside the bilge to cover the holes I caused by mounting the rudder shoe. One issue is the glob of thickened poly resin above the holes seen in the image below. This glob provides a solid mounting point for the lower gudgeon (which I will not be usin...
by kenowens
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

The view facing aft between the engine mounts of false bilge removal project. It turns out that the remaining lip of false bilge surface can be snapped of with hammer and a chisel. I don't think I could do this if the false bilge surface was part of a hull/false keel joint. PXL_20210615_225837189 (1...
by kenowens
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

Sounds right. Thanks for all the advice.
by kenowens
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

By the way, the foam smells strongly of diesel which must have entered the false bilge through its many surface cracks. The top of which seems to be pure resin. I am leaning towards removing the false bilge entirely, glassing as necessary to strengthen the shoe area, not filling the space with anyth...
by kenowens
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

After removing the battery box and the aft section of the cabin sole, I cut through the resin-rich bilge cover with a multitool. The glass was about an inch thick at the bottom and half an inch thick at the top. Here is the opening between the inboard engine mounts. After digging out the foam, you c...
by kenowens
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

The ballast lifting u-bolts protrude through the glass in the forward bilge. So my Triton is definitely internally ballasted. I suspect the foam was factory installed during layup since I can't see any tabbing on the false bilge bottom.
by kenowens
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

On my East Coast Triton (Hull number 554) it measures 20 inches from cabin sole to the bottom of the bilge. There is only room for the bilge pump at the bottom and then the bilge slopes up to the stern tube. The picture below is from the engine bay looking forward under the battery box showing the s...
by kenowens
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

Hi everyone. I enlarged the hole under the rudder shoe slightly and probed up through the foam at 45 degrees. At 18 inches, the probe hit the underside of the false bilge. I welded a short extension on an 18 inch dill bit and drilled a hole at this angle. The bit emerged under the aft end of the bat...
by kenowens
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

The yellow RF-10 pattern is the one Pete used to cast my Triton's shoe.
1.250 rudder fitting lower and gudgeon 1.jpg
by kenowens
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

Thanks for the reply. Pete at Port Townsend foundary cast it for me from a mold he already had. It was not designed for the Triton but is looks bomb proof. The angle of the straps don't match my hull exactly so the forward end was resesed deeper exposing the void in the hull. I will lay up glass on ...
by kenowens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

kenowens wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:02 am Hi. When I was installing a rudder shoe on my Pearson Triton hull 554, I discovered a false keel filled with foam. Should I open the keel or the false bottom inside the boat to access this area to layup glass? Thanks, Ken.

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by kenowens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

Re: false keel

Thanks. The foam in the false keel is open cell and soaked with water as you said. Have you heard of anyone opening the false bottom of the bulge and removing all the foam? This would allow me to layup glass inside the false keel to compensate for grooving the hull for the shoe. I could also open th...
by kenowens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 257

false keel

Hi. When I was installing a rudder shoe on my Pearson Triton hull 554, I discovered a false keel filled with foam. Should I open the keel or the false bottom inside the boat to access this area to layup glass? Thanks, Ken.
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