Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-08-2008, 00:28   #1
Registered User
 
Adaero's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Devon UK,
Boat: Leopard 46 Cat "Tulliana"
Posts: 154
Images: 1
Attaching Equipment

I collect my new boat from Cape Town shortly and have a load of gear that needs attaching to my boat such as horseshoe buoy, storage pouches, winch handle holders, Para-Anchor attachment plates, etc.
The boat has a balsa core and I have been reading some of the horror stories about water ingress and wondered how you guys attach this stuff to balsa cored boats?
On the through hull bolted stuff I understand about drilling the hole, removing the balsa core for 3mm (1/8") or so and epoxying to seal the core but what about minor bits and pieces where it’s easiest to just use a self tapping screw? I read this which was useful http://www.yachtsurvey.com/hardware_attachments.htm
What can you recommend as the best fixing method?
Thanks
__________________

__________________
Regards
Adaero
www.tulliana.adaero.co.uk
Adaero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-08-2008, 00:44   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vancouver, Can.
Boat: Woods 40' catamaran
Posts: 277
It's a pain, but even for stuff I would attach with a screw, drill and fill first with thickened epoxy. Balsa will turn to mush if left wet long enough.
__________________

__________________
Evan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2009, 12:04   #3
CF Adviser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Boat: Custom Van De Stadt 47 Samoa
Posts: 3,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adaero View Post
wondered how you guys attach this stuff to balsa cored boats?
What can you recommend as the best fixing method?
Its actualy quite easy to glue mounting pads to the fiberglass surface. Use ITW Plexus

Highly loaded stuff needs to be attached to both the inside and outside skin (thru bolting or solid core) but this 'glued pad' approach is good for less highly loaded stuff - faster and easier than thru bolting and better for the core and strong than screws
__________________
estarzinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2009, 12:19   #4
Registered User
 
Randy's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego
Boat: Searunner 31
Posts: 639
Adaero,
Here is a link to an excellent site with step by step directions for prep ofthru bolting in cored fiberglass: Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot Photo Gallery by Maine Sailing at pbase.com.
__________________
Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2009, 13:32   #5
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
The answer is don't.

Any other place you can attach things? Mast? Rail?

Some stuff can be just glued to the outer skin with stuff like 3M 5200 FC - winch pouches, GPS antennas, etc.

b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attaching Jib Sheets capt lar General Sailing Forum 71 24-04-2013 08:57
Attaching hardware to boom sjs Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 07-08-2012 00:00
Re-attaching Exhaust Manifold sneuman Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 01-07-2009 07:39
Attaching Halyard Rick1 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13 22-06-2009 19:37
New Feature: Attaching images to your posts! Andy R Forum News & Announcements 1 03-04-2006 00:27



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.