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Old 01-03-2012, 07:50   #61
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Re: Conyplex Corporation Contest 33

Okay guys I am back. Sorry I haven't replied or checked in but I quit drinking and have been filling my time with a lot of boat projects.
I found a varnish called Ace Spar Varnish that I have been using inside the boat and out.

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What a difference this varnish makes but Dang there's a lot of wood in this boat.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:19   #62
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Nice boat Dave. You really will be impressed with how she handles and points. I know why these boats are a favorite in Europe. Like you said she can be sailed anywhere in the world. That's the main reason I bought mine.

But back to the chain plates on hull #106.

I pulled the port side aft chain plate out in two pieces a month ago. I went to a few websites that were recommended but didn't have the same ones I have on the boat. So I ended up getting prices from a few welding shops and prices from 300 to 700 for six of them. I finally settled with Embree Welding at 690 43rd st south in St Pete Florida (Shameless plug here) because I wanted them to fit the holes in the deck already there. And I think they did a great job for the money and I will have them do more in the future as more jobs are needed to be done.
I have had three made and will have 3 more made for the starboard side when I get these installed. I am also going to reinforce them from the backside of the deck by adding more backing plate to hold them.

I'll use 5200 to bed them. I'll tighten down the chain plate until the 5200 starts to ooze out of around the chain plate then wait 24 hours ,come back and tighten down the chain plate the rest of the way and add another nut to lock everything in place. This way I won't loose all the 5200 around the stud section of the chain plate and that should keep the water out.
If I am wrong let me know.I only want to do this once every 20 years. Here are the pics below.

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:32   #63
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Well thanks guys I'll have more pics and more jobs I am looking into and getting done in the near future.

I am really looking into and thinking about a electric propulsion system. I can make my own and get it installed for about 1500 US dollars which is a real bargain and it would be nice to not have the fumes, the vibration, or the noise of an inboard. It would only take a 5 to 7 horse power motor and it would be instant torque when you need it.
It would make the guys at the marina look twice as I rolled by too...
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:51   #64
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5200 isn't needed. You are using fasteners, not just gluing the fitting to the deck! 4200, Sika 291, or butyl are all better choices. Countersink the holes through the deck as well to create an "O" ring of sealant around the bolt.

5200 adheres better than gelcoat adheres to the fiberglass below. Often when removed the gelcoat is torn up. You need a good sealant that will elongate as necessary, not an adhesive.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:27   #65
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Hello w1651 congrats on your boat. read in earlier post to not try to re-gel coat boat. I would 1st try to compound orig. I did this with our 1979 boat and was amazed that it came back to a high luster. we are 4th owners and boat wasn't kept up for at least 15yrs before we bought her. if you can't bring back old gel coat you most certainly can re-gel coat. Many boats up are re-gel coated versus painting. The price is about the same and the difference is you're new gel coat will last another 20-30 yrs. versus 10 on a paint job. It's all about prep before spraying the finish, and having to sand ang compound down to a shine again
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:36   #66
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Okay guys I am back. Sorry I haven't replied or checked in but I quit drinking and have been filling my time with a lot of boat projects.
I found a varnish called Ace Spar Varnish that I have been using inside the boat and out.

Stuffing box 002 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

What a difference this varnish makes but Dang there's a lot of wood in this boat.
sorry to hear about the not drinking stuff.... You will probably get more done now though....
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Old 06-03-2012, 14:16   #67
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Mark I just made it through my month of sobriety. Yippeee! Now I can have a cold one if I want. And the gods are smiling on me, the end came on a Boozday I mean Tuesday!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 14:18   #68
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Started to rebed the lifelines and replacing the ubolts that hold the mast stays last night. Got two lifelines done and will continue tonight on the port side of the boat. I'll bring the camera home and get some pics for you..
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Old 04-04-2012, 20:24   #69
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Went to get three more chain plate (U Bolts) made up. The gentleman at the welding shop asked if I was the guy that put them on the internet. I said ya and he said he is getting ubolt orders from outside the country now. It's gone world wide. Thanks Everyone.
I'm just glad to see their was a need out there.

Pics are still coming but my computer took a dump two weeks ago. So I will post them soon.
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Got another Problem

I was polishing the front deck/Bow cap that my forestay bracket is welded to.



I don't know where to get a new one so I will see if the crack I discovered in it can be welded. if not I guess I will have to figure another way to mount the bracket on the bow or have one manufactured.

Here is the crack.

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Got another Problem

I was polishing the front deck/Bow cap that my forestay bracket is welded to.



I don't know where to get a new one so I will see if the crack I discovered in it can be welded. if not I guess I will have to figure another way to mount the bracket on the bow or have one manufactured.

Here is the crack.

Okay I'll try this again

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The head stay is attached to the stainless stem fitting and from the looks of the crack your head stay is about to part the stem fitting and you'll lose the rig.

You need to get that welded because without a good connection for the head stay you are in deep doo.
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The set-up is not Contest original.
Follow Defjef' s advice, otherwise your problem will be deep.
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I had a talk with a welder today. He said I have to take the whole stainless piece off or risk hurting the fiberglass under neath. He said stainless requires a lot of heat. So I may just pull it off and have it welded from both sides.
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