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10-20-2012 09:28 AM
zeehag
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

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But are they as lovely as the woods?

no leaves or roots... prolly not....lol

not even a lost poet in 'em...
10-20-2012 07:19 AM
jameswilson29
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

"But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep..." What a great poem.

Fascinating tidbit about our erstwhile poet laureate that connects him to Virginia and boating: as a jilted young man, he took a steamship from N.Y. to Virginia, then wandered into the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia with the intention of committing suicide, then met a group of duck hunters in the swamp, changed his mind and returned to civilization to become one of our greatest poets.
10-19-2012 09:12 PM
SloopJonB
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

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my bilges are so much deeper than that, and so much darker.....
But are they as lovely as the woods?
10-19-2012 07:01 PM
eherlihy
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

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my bilges are so much deeper than that, and so much darker.....
And that's what makes you so much more interesting.
10-19-2012 06:29 PM
zeehag
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

my bilges are so much deeper than that, and so much darker.....
10-19-2012 06:13 PM
Maine Sail
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post

Yowza Maine - that's the best I've seen on a GOB.
And that's the original factory gel coat too. Never painted or re-touched just kept clean, dry and maintained.
10-19-2012 02:04 PM
SloopJonB
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

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Year 32....

I, myself, personally don't believe it - that pic was actually taken 32 years ago during the boats original commissioning.

Yowza Maine - that's the best I've seen on a GOB.
10-19-2012 02:00 PM
SloopJonB
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

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Hey. Those aren't stainless steel bolts, are they? I was told that SS on an iron keel was a no-no.
Yep, they are electropolished S/S, coated with anti-seize before installation.

The pic of the rotten stuff I posted earlier shows what happens to regular steel bolts. I did a lot of research for that very reason - the conventional wisdom is no S/S in an iron keel. I discovered that the big Euro builders all use S/S in iron keels. Due to that and the fact they can be easily pulled and examined, I decided to go that way.

Also, I've never heard of an iron keel with S/S bolts falling off due to crevice corrosion, galvanics or anything else to do with the metals, just a lot of talk about how "dangerous" it was, none of it by the way from anyone who actually OWNED an iron keel.

However I HAVE heard of iron keels mounted with steel bolts falling off - one of them was another Columbia 43 in Sausalito.
10-19-2012 01:15 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

Maine_Sail, that bilge is disgusting. Albert Einstein famously said, "A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind." If he had seen that bilge he would have hauled you to the looney bin himself.
10-19-2012 10:36 AM
zeehag
Re: what do you keel bolts look like?

hank mckune built victories, thunderbirds, helped with coronado, as they came from hank's molds, he also make olympian, yorktown, champion, all american, and consulted with others--charlie morgan, frank butler--in their origins in boat building history. all hank's keels were same in shape, and they were unique in their attachment techniques. coronado 30 and 34 came from olympian molds and much of hank's knowledge went into catalina , coronado, morgan and some few others. hank was an olympic gold medalist, and was the host of the first ever comedy talk show on television. when he left tv, he began building dinghies, a she called them.
i owned an olympian 34 and an all american 30, and i commissioned from hank a 42 ft yorktown...looong ago. he was a very interesting soul.

wesco may have bought the molds from hank, but then, as hank is no longer available fro comment, is an unknown...hank was sneaky .


maine--your bilge is gorgeous!!!
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