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Old 27-03-2016, 23:12   #1
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Jib t-track on Hans Christian

I just bought a 1982 36' Hans/Union and one of the many projects i have to do us replace the port side t-track on the caprail. I most likely will replace the starboard side as well. I have a few questions.

What are the bolts back with?
How do i get to them with it to ripping out cabinets?
Can i epoxy new bokts in and trust them?
Basically what the hell should I do?
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Old 28-03-2016, 03:07   #2
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Re: Jib t-track on Hans Christian

Hi, Wackerbush, i appreciate the problem........and, Welcome aboard.

First off, people'll be able to help you better if you let them know your area, because resources vary from place to place.

Generally speaking, if you have a serious project, like replacing a T-track that has been screwed into a caprail, it will be far more involved than you originally envisioned.

However, there are many experienced people who have dealt with this kind of problem on board CF, so I will get the heck out of the way, and let them have at you.

Good luck with it, mate.

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Re: Jib t-track on Hans Christian

Boat is in the U.S.V.I. St. Thomas
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Re: Jib t-track on Hans Christian

Why do you need to replace the t-track?
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Re: Jib t-track on Hans Christian

Is it a HC or Union? If HC I presume was made at the Shin Fa factory but I did not know the 36 was still being made in 82. It depends on the year and owner. Some were thru bolted but most were lagged. Have you tried removing any bolts? If it is anchored you have a much bigger project.

Have you posted this question on hanschristian.org?

I would also ask, why does it need to be removed?
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Re: Jib t-track on Hans Christian

I just bought the boat on St. Pattys day. The serial umber clearly say 82 all paper work says HC but the more i look into it the more Im scratching my head. The serial number don't match the Unions and i can't find anything about the number of the 36HC online... yet. I just signed up on HC.org.

There are two cracks on the port t-track. I have not yet taken a screw out yet. Right now I'm mailing out some other projects on it. T-track is my next project.

Any ideas, worst or best case is helpful

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Re: Jib t-track on Hans Christian

Great site to look at serial numbers for HC's and Union.

s/v Syrah: THE FLEET - ALL THE REST!

Best case, the screws are lagged in. Remove screw and epoxy fill the hole. Drill new pilot, bed with butal and place new track... DONE

Good case, bolts have fiberglassed in nuts, follow directions as above. NOTE, remove screws by hand. DO NOT USE A POWER TOOL.

Worst Case, nuts are loose and you cannot remove the bolts with out loosing the nut. Remove cabin liner and try and get to the deck joint. This will take alot if time. You will probably not be able to save the lapstrake cabin liner so just tip it out and replace new. One out you should be able to reach the deck joint and backing nut. Remove and replace as per above.
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Some were thru bolted but most were lagged.
This is why I asked. I looked at a HC 38 which had the t-track torn away. It was lagged. Simply try removing one to find out.
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