My Project Boat - Page 57 - SailNet Community
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #561 of 577 Old 06-23-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Question Re: My Project Boat

Update on the outboard repair:

I took it to a guy who specializes in outboards. I asked him if he could show me how to replace the water pump so I could do it on my own next time around. He was more than happy to show me, I think he was thrilled to have some company! The bottom part of the outboard did not want to come off very easily. When we did get it out we found that the impeller was in okay shape but the plastic housing covering it was very blistered from heat. The problem was inside the engine, where he believed that there was blockage. He is going to rebuild it for me for $700.00. Is that a good price? This includes the parts (head gasket, etc). I had already tried scraping out the pee hole way before bring him the outboard. Thanks for the tip though!
Green with envy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #562 of 577 Old 09-30-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: near Montreal
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: My Project Boat

Hi AllThumbs,

I have been reading your renovation posts with interest as I have just bought a DS22. I don't think mine needs too much doing to it, I hope! Def needs some varnishing, a few minor repairs to the gelcoat etc. One thing I don't know about is the swing keel/centre board as I bought the boat on the trailer and won't launch until next Spring. I'm hoping that I can get it down when I launch and that with a bit of lubrication (somewhere?) that it will go back up again now and then. Anyway, I was wondering if you had any advice in this department, or any pictures maybe. I'm guessing the DS20 is very similar to the DS22? I tried searching on SN for this topic without much success.

Thanks

Richard
rtawood is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #563 of 577 Old 09-30-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: near Montreal
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: My Project Boat

I should have read your most recent posts first, as I now see you have dropped the centre board and supplied pictures as well! doh
rtawood is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #564 of 577 Old 10-01-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: near Montreal
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Swing keel pivot question

Having now read your excellent posts and viewed your excellent pics of dropping the centre-board, I have a few questions. How did you get the cover off the pivot pin and how did you get the pivot pin out? Was it easy? Looking at my DS22 on the trailer, I can't even see where the pivot pin is. So I'm guessing its buried beneath a lot of paint!

Looking down into the centre-board casing it seems that my centre-board is hoisted up and down with a nylon strap. Not sure if that is bad thing or not. There is no winch to turn either, just a rope that you pull through a cam cleat.

I probably should overhaul the lot.

Richard
rtawood is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #565 of 577 Old 12-26-2012 Thread Starter
midlife crisis member
 
AllThumbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: My Project Boat

rta,

The DS22 is a different animal altogether. Different designer. You should join the DS20/22 yahoo group: DS20-22-DillerSchwill20-22 : DS20&22 DillerSchwill20&22
AllThumbs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #566 of 577 Old 11-03-2013 Thread Starter
midlife crisis member
 
AllThumbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: My Project Boat

I am working on a new rudder. Here I am vacuum bagging a 1" ply lamination carved into an airfoil shape. 3 layers of 9 oz glass on each side.

Then, out of the bag it's being faired with epoxy mixed with fairing filler.
Attached Thumbnails
2013-10-20 20.00.11.jpg   2013-10-25 20.02.15.jpg  

I sail.
AllThumbs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #567 of 577 Old 11-03-2013 Thread Starter
midlife crisis member
 
AllThumbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: My Project Boat

The upper section is made from 1/4" fiberglass sheet. Here I am gluing additional strips as stiffeners.
Attached Thumbnails
2013-11-01 17.58.45.jpg  

I sail.
AllThumbs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #568 of 577 Old 11-03-2013 Thread Starter
midlife crisis member
 
AllThumbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: My Project Boat

1 1/8" spacers hold the two halves apart. I am building a detent system which will detent the rudder in place when down but allow it to swing up in the event of a grounding.
Attached Thumbnails
2013-11-02 20.12.53.jpg  

I sail.
AllThumbs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #569 of 577 Old 11-03-2013 Thread Starter
midlife crisis member
 
AllThumbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: My Project Boat

Trial fit on the boat, plus a picture of the original setup.
Attached Thumbnails
2013-10-31 17.43.36.jpg   2013-11-03 15.07.59.jpg   2013-11-03 15.08.32.jpg  

I sail.
AllThumbs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #570 of 577 Old 11-03-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 236
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: My Project Boat

Looks really nice and I love the detent system. I know it is a smallish boat but do you think the fiberglass sheet will be strong enough? I am guessing so but I'd probably feel better with aluminum plate, which is what I did when I built a rudder head for my Newport 16.
tschmidty is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's your biggest bonehead move sailing? CharlieCobra Seamanship & Navigation 588 18 Minutes Ago 07:34 AM
help with lifes dream kimby Boat Review and Purchase Forum 37 12-02-2009 11:32 PM
Naming and Renaming Your Boat Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 12-15-2003 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome