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Forum: Helms   07-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

I went ahead and cut the winch cable, and took it to the local rigging shop to have replaced. Hopefully it will help with the sticking. I also bought some very liquidy graphite solution, and a...
Forum: Helms   07-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

Finished this job, I cut new windows with a jig saw ~3 mm's outside of the old windows, taped together as a guide. I then took the template old window with the new plexiglass to my router table,...
Forum: Helms   07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Basically finished. I could have faired it a bit more, but i got impatient. The thing was in horrible shape, and as it was, I already did two coats of epoxy. I also was limited to good weather...
Forum: Helms   05-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Has anyone ever considered adding lead sheets and epoxying and fiberglassing over them? This seems like it would be fairly strong and you could probably add ~15-20 lbs without sacrificing much...
Forum: Helms   05-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

Making a lot of progress, going to epoxy and fiberglass a bit tomorrow most likely (weather dependent). The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is how much the pin hole has warn away from...
Forum: Helms   04-29-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms 25 Centerboard restoration

wkupersa,

Can you describe how much fiberglass you put down? I've used epoxy and obviously paint and rust treatment, but I'm less confident in the fiberglass. Did you put it in the layers of...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 17,237
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Which Crimp tool to use: Single or Double.

Thank you. I ordered one, I was putting that together based on the picture, and the recessed looking second layer of crimping with a different shape, but was nervous to pull the trigger without...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 17,237
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Which Crimp tool to use: Single or Double.

Did anyone see a prokit that works with double crimps? None of their dies seem to indicate that they'd work well with the strain relief side of the crimp. I'm leaning towards buying the ancor...
Forum: Helms   04-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

Got the frame apart, and finished cleaning out the old caulk. I see that inside the frame its an old gasket. I think I'm going to replace that with caulk, not butyl tape, because this frame doesn't...
Forum: Helms   04-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
Posted By TheManKinahan
Re: Helms25 Window Gaskets

How did the repair go? I have some butyl tape, and one window removed. I'm trying to determine if I need to remove the window from the frame. Did you end up keeping the original frame or going...
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