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Search: Posts Made By: bigwalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
I contacted the builder and also the mast...

I contacted the builder and also the mast designer about this construction - and here's the real scoop on it

From the mast designer:
The keel was likely designed that way because these boats were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
Here's a link to a writeup about these Cat...

Here's a link to a writeup about these Cat Ketches - there were several sizes made - 27' 31' 38' 45' . Only two of the 45' were made before Cat Ketch Corp closed shop.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
The lead portion of the keel is below the spacer...

The lead portion of the keel is below the spacer block - which would (I think) lower the center of gravity of the boat - and improve it's self righting characteristics - but I'm not a boat designer -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
I am renting inside space at a friend's shop to...

I am renting inside space at a friend's shop to store boat while I work on it. He is a master boatbuilder - with lots of sailboat experience. He recommends that I grind about a 2 1/2" wide x 1/8"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
here's pix of how keel looked when I acquired...

here's pix of how keel looked when I acquired boat

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/bigwalt59/IMG_2918.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
another pix of boat on the hard ...

another pix of boat on the hard

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/bigwalt59/IMG_2921.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
And here's link to pix of boat ...

And here's link to pix of boat

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/bigwalt59/2508825204_44aa7b41cf_o.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
Pix of keel

Hope this works ? Here's a link to pix of keel I uploaded to photobucket

http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/bigwalt59/keel.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,275
Posted By bigwalt
What about the link D-3500 system - what type of...

What about the link D-3500 system - what type of NEMA output does it require??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
No luck - still can't attach pix ????

No luck - still can't attach pix ????
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
Well - my posts are up to 10 - but I still can't...

Well - my posts are up to 10 - but I still can't attach pix - maybe this post (making it 11) might do the trick??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
No - the spacer block was part of original design

No - the spacer block was part of original design
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
Brian; It's a 45' Herreshoff Cat Ketch -...

Brian;

It's a 45' Herreshoff Cat Ketch - built in 1986 by Cat Ketch Corp. It was designed by Halsey Herreshoff. Cat Ketch Corp built different models (27' 31', 38', 45') They only built two 45' -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
ok - thanks - when I get to ten I'll try to...

ok - thanks - when I get to ten I'll try to remember to send you a reply with picture - thanks for letting me know
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
keel photo

Brian:

I tried several times to attach the picture - but keep getting a message that says "uplaod of file failed" It's a gif file - and well below the size limit stipulated in the attachment...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
Thanks for reply - never thought about keel...

Thanks for reply - never thought about keel torqueing or twisting as you described. The wooden spacer block is pretty substantial - and the lead portion of the keel weighs 8000#. It is bolted thru...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,408
Posted By bigwalt
Words of wisdom from K1 land ! Thank you ! I...

Words of wisdom from K1 land ! Thank you ! I never gave the "logistics" much thought - but let me tell you - those dead 8D's were a real PITA to remove and take off the boat. 6 Volt lead acid deep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,408
Posted By bigwalt
12 VDC 8D vs: 6 VDC Golf Cart Batteries

I am restoring a 45' sailboat. It now is setup for two 12 VDC 8D batteries - but both of them are dead - so I need to replace them. Am I better off replacing them with new deep cycle 8D's - or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By bigwalt
Thru Hull bedding compound recommendations

I am replacing all thru hull fittings in a 45' sailboat I am restoring. It is fiberglass with an airex core. What is the best bedding compund to use to seal up the fittings??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,373
Posted By bigwalt
Advice on glassing in wood keel spacer block

I am restoring a 45' sailboat that has a wooden spacer block between the hull and the lead keel. I want to glass in the wood spacer to protect it from moisture. I plan on using 2 layers of double...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,275
Posted By bigwalt
Fluxgate compasses

Tom:
Do you still have any of these units? Are they DataMarine ? I'm in need of one that will work with either a datamarine link5000 or datamarine D-3500-LD system
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