zoomee

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  1. I'll get back to her soon and solve the mystery. Wouldn't this be a transition area between sandwich of the normal hull and solid for the keel stub? That might explain the filler.
  2. Six inches around the aft keel frame crack pictured has for sure broken, dull thud. The rest of the frames give a nice sharp ping. Sadly I have a good example of what to look & listen for!
  3. Thanks, very helpful. My understanding is that the 37 and 34 were built with same methods & schedules.
  4. Yeah..it is a pretty pink huh. The hull crack is at the mast step/keel junction of an offshore boat, if anywhere is going to be beefy it will be here. This weekend I hope to cut away the cracked hull material and examine below. Any suggestions of how to cut this away? Grinder or skill saw set to 1/8 in.
  5. That part of the article is talking about the Olson 34, we are talking about an Express 34. I think 27 E34s were built by Alsberg Bros before production stopped in 1988.
  6. What makes you think so? I noticed some of the finish work in the forward grid looks below the standards of the original work, some unbonded loose edges.
  7. I have this desrciption of the hull construction from here https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/27_7/features/4516-1.html According to Schumacher, the Express 34’s “outer laminate consists of 3/4-ounce mat, two layers of 18-ounce co-fab, and 3/4-ounce mat bonded to 3/4-inch thick end-grain balsa, with 18-ounce co-fab on the inside.
  8. Thanks for the numbers and sound advice.
  9. Worth $30K I guess, only liability insurance so no help there.
  10. Stopped us dead from 5kts. Ding in the keel, crack in the hull, forward bulkhead and cabin sole. Boat was in the water for a couple weeks post hit, no water in the bilges. I can fix the keel, no lead was damaged just skin so that is a patch up & fair. The damage to the hull is another matter. I know these boats were very well constructed but it is also 30 years old. My thought is to open up the hull crack to expose underlying structure, then call in a surveyor to assess and recommend repairs. Suggestions of a knowlegable person in the VA Bay area? Other ideas?
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Maybe too soon to complain about the lack of local reporting in naptown. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bal-capital-gazette-shooting-victims-20180628-storygallery.html
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    And then get passed like he is standing still.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Spectacular scenes & cool boats....we in the colonies are grateful for any coverage we can get. And you blokes get to watch foilers on TV? Sheet! Oh well, back to the endless drivel of hot rod car rebuild shows.
  14. Not to mention the cranial dangers lurking in the waters around Indented Head. Interesting to see how they will rig the helmets for that.