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  1. palindrome

    Team Vestas grounded

    read the name Kent. He was temporarily insane. Again. No problem, that'll buff right out. Bet the driver PROJECTILE had a headache. Fixed that for you.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    HB can't help on the alternator, but for mold and mildew removal go to home depot and get a bottle of ZEP mould and Mildew cleaner, it has bleach and other stuff in it. It even removes the green slime that grows on dodgers and sailcovers over the winter. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Aluminum is less noble than bronze, if they are in a damp salt environment, the aluminum will go first. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    HB, another good polyurethane glue is Gorilla Glue http://www.gorillaglue.com/glues.aspx Don't plan on taking it apart afterwards though Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    HB, LePageĀ® PL Premium Polyurethane Adhesive (bulldog grip) Premium quality, strong and versatile construction adhesive ideal for bonding most common building materials such as wood, metal, drywall, concrete, brick, fiberglass, painted surfaces and ceramics. Water-proof; ideal for indoor/outdoor application. Paintable, sandable. No shrinkage. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    This guy glues blocks to the hull with 5200, and if Wal says it works, I'll believe him. Go to his projects page, and check out the Trick Wood Projects. Talk about way too much time on his hands. Eh, Wal? Problem with 5200 is that it takes a loooong time to harden up. Just go to Home Depot and buy a tube of Bulldog Grip construction adhesive. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Cross linked Poly tanks are fine for gasoline and diesel. Shame about the leak though, but better to find out now rather than mid trip. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I did the cure and lag bolt deal on my Catalina 27, it was more work than I anticipated. But worth the peace of mind in the long run. But then I had full access to all the bolts. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Hey Bitches did you drill test the keel stub? There is no point doing anything if the keel stub is rotten. What you have is a BAD !!! KEEL SMILE. shooting the crack full of what ever won't help if the stub is fucked. However if the keel stub is solid then the 5200 deal is perfect, but it needs to be pressure forced into the keel crack. Know anyone with a air caulking gun? After the 5200 has set for a good amount of time then fair the keel in with micro balloons and a good epoxy. I would suspect the keel stub has substrate issues. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Well if its general leakage, from the windows or whatever thats a good thing, sort of. If you really want to know what the keel stub is doing you could drill a small pilot hole to the level of the wood. If its dry then use it as a pilot for the lag bolts. If it is wet, well you have the instructions. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Just out of curiosity why did the bilge/keel stub have water in it? More importantly was the water coming in from the keel hull joint? Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Hey Bitches, before you go drilling holes. You might want to check with some Catalina 30 folks to find out what the keel bolts are mounted through. On early Catalina 27's and I assume 30's might be the same, the keel stub was a plywood cored sandwich. Over time if the keel developed a smile or the seals at the keel bolts leaked the core would turn to mush. When you looked in the bilge it looked ok but the keel bolts were rotten at the plywood level. If you tighten the keel bolts on a stub like this, it would oil can due to the lack of core integrity. One of the cures was to put the boat on the hard and cut out the top of the keel stub, leaving the bolts in place. remove all the rotten wood then glass it back up. That way you don't have to pull the keel. Then you can sink in really long lag bolts to spread the load. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Don't use sandpaper it clogs way to quickly on soft bottom paint, go to the local Home depot and get an open mesh drywall sanding screen and put it on one of those swivelling drywall sanding things that go an a broom handle. Saves your back and the open mesh does not hold the sanding dust, one screen does my whole 34 foot full keel. my 2 cents. Pal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ha ha ha!!! That is funny. Here is a real pic of the boat. The pic is about 30 years old since it has the correct sail number, so this was before the mainsail blew up in '79-ish. Also...that rig came down in about 1990...it has aluminum spreaders now too. This is the pic we have silkscreened on the back of our bowling shirts too edit - hold on..I am having issues.. edit again..Ok..resize-o-matic done Main is overtrimmed and you need some BS tension. That weather helm is SLOW! IB Well actually the jib car needs to be moved forward about 6 inches and the sheet hauled in, the main needs to be eased a foot or so. That will get rid of the weather helm. Seriously, you got a free boat that needs some attention. Man if I was in your shoes I would just wish I was 40 years younger. Can you imagine being given a boat when you were young and just beginning to explore life. As it is only you know what your pocket book can handle, if its deep fix it up if thats what you want to do. If your pockets aren't that deep enjoy it anyhow and you are lucky either way NICE!!!! Pal