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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
I will measure the thickness of the FRP in the...

I will measure the thickness of the FRP in the current sump and report back. I am extremely curious myself. I dont think there would be a problem at all if it were 1/2" thick. Im guessing thinner....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
The problem is that i have a discontinuity in the...

The problem is that i have a discontinuity in the fibers.

If i cut the crack out then i have a hole to fix. West system manual says need a bonding area 12x the thickness of the hole. And if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
I will get some pics this weekend and post. ...

I will get some pics this weekend and post. Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
I am planning to grind out around the 3 inch...

I am planning to grind out around the 3 inch crack or longer depending on the damage. Do a 12:1 beveled out area per the west system manual and repair the damaged area. Then, on top of that, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
Good idea. How do you chemically bond lexan to...

Good idea. How do you chemically bond lexan to fiberglass? I tried to epoxy lexan windows in. But, the bond didnt take to the lexan. Had to use screws
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
I was thinking that i would add thickness to the...

I was thinking that i would add thickness to the section on each side by applying multiple layers of cloth and epoxy down the whole length of keel sump. The majority of the thickness would be in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
The hull is solid FRP. No core. There is no...

The hull is solid FRP. No core. There is no impact damage. And the crack is on the side of the sump. So, not a result of grounding.

This is supposed to be one of the good buccaneers. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
Prolly gunna be Davey Jones'es boat. Its a...

Prolly gunna be Davey Jones'es boat.

Its a lead keel bolt on.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
Seems like if the whole keel sump is removed,...

Seems like if the whole keel sump is removed, then you are relying 100% on the epoxy adhesion to the polyester substrate to secure the new keel sump. Even though its cracking, there is still alot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By cousineddy
Fatigue crack fix

I have a fatigue crack forming in the fiberglass above the keel-hull joint. It grows about 1/2" after each sailing trip. Its about three inches long in the hull keel sump fillet transisition. Its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By cousineddy
I'd get a Hobie or Prindle 16 if i were you....

I'd get a Hobie or Prindle 16 if i were you. Perfect for the conditions you describle, and you can get cooler racks that mount in front of the mast for da beer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By cousineddy
Re: US Yachts 25 Rudder Removal - Help!

Mine was on the trailer when I removed it. Probably had the same crack. There were two bolts that pass thru an aluminum collar and thru the rudder post underneath. I assume those are the bolts you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,950
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Schock Santana 30?

Is this the boat on ebay? Its just a Santana 30. Not the cool 30-30. Looks like lots of boat for the money though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

Titanium is the best choice. It will never corrode in salt water. The only substance that can penetrate its protective oxide coating is a strong acid, like hydroflouric.

Silicon Bronze is more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

The 13700 holding capacity is per bolt. There are 6 bolts. Total holding capacity is 82200 lbs. That oughtta do er.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

Actually, that 5 times safety factor works for the 1/2 hanger bolts. 1400 x 5 = 7000 per bolt, which is about what i calculated was required for a 1x safety factor. So, having a 13700 lb holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

Sweet! I have been thinking about this.

I dont think I will be able to drill perpindicular, intersecting holes precise enough to do the window method. I will end up with over sized holes to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

Just calculated the max torque for these hanger bolts in lead. 35 ft lbs. That equates to a 5700 clamp force. So, I think I will add some window bolts too. Maybe a couple 3/4 bolts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

Wowsa Eherlihy! What a surprise? How would you ever know there was a problem? Those bolts look fine!! I would have chalked that seem up to normal flexing!

I cut the 5200 away, the keel dropped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

I am familiar with hanger bolts. That sistering Idea sounds easy. Hmmmmmm. I could add a couple extra bolts too.

...And it is for sure hanging by the 5200 like a dingle berry, lol. All the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Replacing lead Keel bolts

Well, drilling the hole the side of the keel is an excellent idea. I dont see how that would be any less strong then the boat yard method. I believe they sink new J or T bolds, then melt lead in to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,165
Posted By cousineddy
Replacing lead Keel bolts

The Keel bolts looked good, but when I went to check the torque, all but two twisted off with little effort. Kinda scary. Anyway, its a lead keel, probably has the studs casted in. I would like to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,059
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Paint Remover for anti-fouling paint

Finally got all the paint off the bottom. Ended up using a combination of suggestions. In the thick areas, I used stripper, followed by wet sanding with a dry wall screen, then finally dry sanding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,059
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Paint Remover for anti-fouling paint

I got the aircraft stripper. $30 at West Marine. Applied it, then tried to use a pressure washer to remove it. That did not work. The paint hardens as soon as it gets wet. So I broke down and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,059
Posted By cousineddy
Re: Paint Remover for anti-fouling paint

I was hoping to roll on some citris strip, then use the pressure washer to wash the old crappy paint off. Scraping seems like a lot of elbow grease. But, hey if thats the only way. Maybe I should...
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