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  1. Ballard Sailor

    Welding Keel Bolts

    And I thought this crowd would go off about the full penetration....
  2. Ballard Sailor

    Welding Keel Bolts

    Yes, you absolutely can do this.  I had this done to my UN30 at the same yard as did this J/44.  They do what is called a full bleed or full penetration weld that is actually stronger than the bolt itself. It is a technique utilized when the bolt is corroded/pitted/ect. above the sump, meaning...
  3. Ballard Sailor

    new j/day

    Yes
  4. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    The Keel is back on!  Entire write up on the progress here in my blog - https://ballardsailor.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/the-keels-on/ Basically has new bolts welded on, large washers on the bolts this time as didn't have any prior and the new lifting eye is getting built.   While waiting I...
  5. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    The corrosion was inside the sump area where the steel lifting eye attachment was so they are cutting off the bolts where the metal is good and welding on new allthread.
  6. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    That is what they found, this is a picture before replacement.  I had them replace the keel bolts with new.  Does seem like an odd installation, but who knows what else is in there.
  7. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    To make it more interesting...
  8. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    Only those 8.   It's too narrow any further back to set a bolt in the lead.  Interestingly the seam wasn't cracked in the least.  It was holding on great. The plan is to cut the bolts down to good metal and weld on new allthread.  We've done this on other big boats before that had corrosion...
  9. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    Keel off - some new bolts this week
  10. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    I'm sure we will want to get the boat down to Cali sometime for some fun.  Maybe a ditch run or ??? I notice you still use the forward lowers, does it really need them?
  11. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    Hey Mario!  Hope all is well with you.  Still wondering what we were thinking but she should be a fun boat and seems to deserve being reborn.  She's at the boat spa (CSR) now to get the keel pulled, bolts fixed and bottom done.  One of the yard owners there has fallen for her I'm told.  
  12. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    That's right - I forgot he mentioned a Wilderness.  Looks like such a different boat than the UN 30.
  13. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    I lucked out on the bar stool shuffle for sure.
  14. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    What's Bart (Hood River Bart?) working on now?
  15. Ballard Sailor

    UN 30 Project

    Seems like this deserves a post here since it's where the story started... Re-posting this story (6 Feet More) from my blog - you can find a ton more pictures there of both the boat and the trip. May 21st, 2020 I get this message on Sailing Anarchy: Hi! I know you've brought several Moore24s...
  16. Ballard Sailor

    what is it?

    too funny - I just gained stewardship of an old boat and one of the first things I'm going to do is get rid of the cleats!
  17. Ballard Sailor

    I hate Yacht brokers

    This is rich stuff.  In the past few years the tax man up in B.C. has gotten a little more stringent on "possession" and getting their tax money when possession is made in their province, understandable.  As well, the US Customs has gotten a bit more strict about proper clearance paperwork.  To...
  18. Ballard Sailor

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    J/88, 21.5 knots
  19. Ballard Sailor

    Why skippers fail in PHRF, it's not the boat

    Yes, that is the universally accepted policy of PHRF and many one design races. As well, it's good to understand that it's not a flyer if it's the right way to go.
  20. Ballard Sailor

    Manhattan Girls....

    Is that a they won picture or a thank you for coming across the country here are some little pint glasses picture?


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