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11-30-2014 10:23 PM
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

I have a Grampian 30 (1971) hull #99. I put plugs in the cockpit drains when sailing to keep water from coming into the cockpit when we're heeled over. I've just started working on the boat from the bottom up. Tore out all the gate valves and thru-hulls, removed the rudder for minor repair, now looking at the cutlass bearing and hose connecting to the shaft log as needing repair (possibly original equipment), before installing a new gas tank.
04-02-2014 01:10 PM
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

A rasp, typically a wood rasp, is not meant for hard materials like metal or fiberglass. A four-inch or adjustable hole saw could run $45 in the hardware store but it will make many more holes, much faster.

Avoiding the ever-present temptation to "make do" or "cheap out" usually makes the jobs go faster, and cheaper in the long run.

Spray foam generally doesn't have compressive strength, which your deck core needs. And if you've got some soaked core here and there? Drill some 1/4" holes in a checkerboard pattern every foot out from the soaked area--on the underside if you want to hide them, but don't mind dripping IN the boat. Otherwise, on deck, and you'll have to reseal them before it rains. Odds are that there's a much larger area that really needs repair. If you don't get it thoroughly dried and sealed, it will get worse. (Or hire pro to tap and meter, if you don't want to make holes and refill them.)
04-02-2014 11:46 AM
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

I LOVE my grampian G30.... That said she needs some work, i don't have soft spots on the deck but i have begun replacing passive vents with solar vents and found the core to emm... SOAKING WET... well this kinda pissed me off considering im a newbie... I had to use a rasp to open up the hole to fit my 4" vent into it and went through 3 rasps for just two holes.... Not a big deal but its a big deal considering id like to keep the vessel for a few more years...

My project list for spring commissioning consists of this...

1. rebed leaky portlights
2. somehow clean foggy/hazy portlights
3. replace the core near my hatch ( Soaking wet and leaky )
4. rewire bilge & mast
5. repack stuffing box

that pretty much sums up what i "Need to do"

any advice in tackling this to do list would be of great help. I was thinking of replacing the core with expanding spray foam, making sure to have a hole to vent pressure to avoid ruining the fiberglass. seemed to be a quick fix and would get the job done. i dont really wanna have to use balsa wood but let me know what you think is best....

Does anyone know what size flax i need for the stuffing box???? i have a Universal 25 3cylinder... im pretty sure the driveshaft is original though....
03-15-2014 01:28 PM
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
You bought the boat five months ago...but you posted that you bought it back in 2010.

Liked it so much you bought it twice??
Two different quick micks.
03-15-2014 11:09 AM
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

03-15-2014 10:41 AM
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

You bought the boat five months ago...but you posted that you bought it back in 2010.

Liked it so much you bought it twice??
03-15-2014 09:25 AM
quick mick
Re: SOS please help!! '72 Grampian 30'

I know this it an old post, but i bought this boat 5 months ago. I am taking quick mick to the coast march 21. 2014. Did you own her? I love this boat so far. I got the motor running. And it is great. She sails wonderfully. Do you have any background on her. Thanks.
03-30-2010 01:38 PM
QuickMick d
01-05-2010 12:51 PM
QuickMick d
11-05-2009 01:26 PM

facebook firewalled at work...

but are you on the site?
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