South Coast 21

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South Coast 21

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I decided to show some work I have done and/or doing now.
First up a couple pictures of the boat.
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A little history first. I've had this boat for a long time. When I bought it, it was at a Yacht Club on fresh water. I joined the club to keep the slip the boat was in. I sailed it almost every weekend for years sailing it in the Sunday afternoon races a lot. I think most of the time it was the slowest boat racing. I really enjoyed sailing it. I ended up buying my Bristol 27 and decided to pull the South Coast and quit the Club and use that money on the Bristol. The last couple of years the work on the Bristol has pretty much come to a halt. You can see the work I've done on the Bristol 27 by looking in Projects under Bristol 27. I still have it and will pick up working on it sometime.
While I was working on the Bristol I also worked on the keel of the South Coast. I will post some pictures of that sometime. So this year I decided to do a little work on the South Coast. I will try to post some of the work I have done here soon.
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Re: South Coast 21

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In these two pictures the keel has already been done.
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Re: South Coast 21

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Looks like a sweet little boat. Do you have pictures of it with full rig?
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Re: South Coast 21

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Pjesus, I took a quick look for a picture of the rig and could only find this;
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Out sailing by myself.
Also found this one of how I hauled it to the farm from the Yacht Club;
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Sixteen foot flat bed trailer with a two by four cradle.
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I like the innovative trailering solution. :D I've thought to do similar with my Ariel for long-term storage if I took off on a trip on a bigger boat, or to take her cross country in lieu of sailing thru the western Carib and making a Canal transit. :D

I wonder is the SC21 the only boat Carl ever drew with a fin keel and spade rudder?

I bet she's a hoot to sail.
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Re: South Coast 21

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CapnK, I think you are right about Carl, the fin keel and spade rudder. I believe they did have to redesign the rudder to help balance the boat after production had started.
The flat bed trailer was just a quick, cheep way to get it home. I have since bought a galvanized power boat trailer that I plan on converting to a sailboat trailer. If and when I get to that I will post the work here, also.
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Re: South Coast 21

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This is the work I've done on the keel. It is cast iron and was rusty and pitted pretty bad.
This first picture shows the keel right after I got it home.

If you notice in the picture, the rust/pitted line about 6" from the bottom. The story there is the water level of the reservoir, that it was kept on, dropped way down during a drought one year. The boat sat balanced on its keel, in the mud, for several months tied to the docks to keep it upright. That is the mud line. Being in contact with the mud caused it to rust and pit more then the rest of the keel.
I sanded the keel down, trying to get all the rust off, with a disc grinder. Coating it with clear epoxy, then, to keep it from rusting again.

Next I added epoxy fairing/filler, sanding between coats, until it was pretty smooth.

All this work was done a couple years ago. I did it then to keep the keel from rusting into a pile of nothing. So this is how the keel stands now.
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Ok, it looks like i am having problems posting the pictures. I get them into the post, see them in the preview, but only one loads when submitted. It list all the rest as 'attachment is no longer available'. Tried twice, same thing. It also did it last night. I added the two pictures last night after posting, using the edit post, to insert them.
Can only one picture be loaded at a time? Help
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I went back and edited the third post back. Got the pictures into the post now, but all the pictures at the end of the post under ATTACHMENTS are not suppose to be there. They are not listed in the draft. Since I can't see them in the edit I can not remove them????? Oh well.
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Re: South Coast 21

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Lloyd wrote: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:13 pm Pjesus, I took a quick look for a picture of the rig and could only find this;
In the meantime I also googled it and it's a nice looking boat!
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Building a new tiller. The old one was straight, this one I put a rise in it.
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I plugged the old depth sounder hole. I cut out the old thru hull it fit into.
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I filled it with multiple layers of bixial cloth, inside and out, after grinding a taper on the edges of the hole.
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I built up a new mast beam. The previous owner took out the original mast beam and put in a compression post. Over time the bottom of the compression post started to rot off. It sat in the shallow bilge that usually had water in it from all the leaks in the deck and cabin top.
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Before I put the mast beam in, I figured out that the core in the cabin top was wet. I cut a hole to check it out.
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I then cut all the inside layer of glass out of the cabin top. The mast beam I made has been set aside for now.
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I started epoxying in new core. Using 2" wide by 3/8" thick plywood.
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I haven't gotten that finished yet.
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I cleaned out this raised area (hatch slide bump up) and refilled it with a solid wood strip and epoxy.
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The picture is looking aft. This is the port side. I haven't done the starboard side yet. Leaving it for now to help support the cabin top as I redo the center and port side area.
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This boat has two stringers on each side about twelve inches apart. They were made out of a piece of wood (about 1" x 2") covered with fiberglass. The problem was they were not covered all the way with the fiberglass and sealed water tight. The wood rotted out.
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This picture is looking aft through the cockpit locker on the port side.
I cut the fiberglass off and ground it down smooth. There was not much left of the wood.
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I took a PVC pipe, ripped it in to on the table saw, and used it instead of wood for new stringers. I used epoxy to fillet it in place, then covered it with two layers of biaxial cloth. After that cured, I gave it a light sanding and a light coat of epoxy fairing filler on most of it.
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This picture is looking forward through the port cockpit locker.
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Another thing I got done was to build a new block for the motor mount bracket. I laminated three pieces of plywood (2 x 3/4" pieces and 1 x 1/2"piece) together. I coated the new block with epoxy and a layer of biaxial cloth, front and back. I drilled the bolt holes and an indention for the spring (part of the mount bracket). I still have to paint or varnish it.
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New motor mount block, backside.
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Edge view of the new motor mount block.
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Re: South Coast 21

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I managed to get all the deck hardware off the aft deck area. Except a track end stop which I couldn't get a nut off of. i needed another set of hands for it.
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A lot of holes to fill and redo. A few of the pieces will not be put back on, fishing pole holders, flag pole holder, life line end brackets and I think some boarding ladder brackets.
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I also got the starboard side, two old stringers, ground out. I then sanded and cleaned up the area. I ripped a ten foot piece of PVC pipe in half and fit the two halves in place. I used smaller PVC pipes to hold the new stringers in place.
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I put fillets on about half, of both, of them. I got the areas that I could reach in and get without crawling in on them.
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This is the last patch of old cabin top glass to take out. It is on the starboard side, aft corner.
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Got the glass off. This is the wet core.
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Next I got the old wet core cleaned out. Sanded the underside of the exterior glass.
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I then cleaned out the raised hatch slide areas.
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This picture is looking forward at the raised hatch slide areas.
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A couple weeks ago I got a bunch of steel for the trailer modification. So I have been cutting, drilling and welding. I wish I was a better welder, I seem to get it done but it doesn't look pretty. I have not take any pictures of this work yet.

Today I managed to get four more two inch core strips cut, fitted and epoxied in place. I think I can get the rest of the core in with one more session.
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Time to post some updates for my South Coast 21. This work was done August 2018.
All of the new core in the cabin top is in, sanded, and faired ready for glass.
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Epoxying in new PVC pipe as stringers. This is looking forward.
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And looking aft.
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And with two layers of biaxiel on them.
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This is the old cockpit drain I put in a long time ago that needs to be replaced. I couldn't find any 1 3/8" hose at the time and had to piece together this mess. I actually did this while the boat was in the water.
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I opened up the mast base to find this rot.
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I got it all cleaned out.
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Cut 6 layers of biaxel cloth.
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And epoxied in.
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More to come.
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More work done.
I cut out a mini bulkhead. It goes under the aft end of the bunks/seats. The raised center part goes under the forward end of the cockpit.
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And here it is installed.
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I also added a mini bulkhead under the center of the cockpit. It's epoxied in with fillets. The upper ones sagged, oops.
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I also put a new brace under the aft deck. Again, epoxied in with fillets.
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I still need to add biaxiel cloth to tab them all in.
I decided I needed to cover the boat to make working on it easier. I worked up a list of materials for it. I figured I could build it off the side of the Bristol shed.
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I ended up cleaning out a place in the barn to put the boat. I put up walk boards around it to make working on the deck easier.
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