Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-11-2017, 04:06   #46
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sailing around the world right now
Boat: Fraser 41
Posts: 17
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

Thanks trifan,
Yes, I've made many KAP charts out of Google earth images and they've been great. I actually have KAP charts loaded into OpenCPN for the Chilean channels, I was just missing the one for the spot we were.... I'll go back now and make sure I have them all for the rest of the trip north to Puerto Montt. Thanks for the suggestion!
Mark
__________________

Merkava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2017, 04:32   #47
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Somewhere in Patagonia
Posts: 5,068
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

Not sure how things are progressing but PM sent with a Montt contact details, he may be able to help.
__________________

__________________
Simple Celestial https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5blh1rgvi...ation.pdf?dl=0

A little bit about Chile http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Chile
El Pinguino is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-11-2017, 04:42   #48
Moderator
 
weavis's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: SEVILLE - MALLORCA
Posts: 12,140
Send a message via Skype™ to weavis
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

After reading this thread, I think you have some local restrictions in availability of the better stuff.

First. Use only what is available to effect the repair.
Second. Treat it as a medium term repair.
Third. Do the very best you can under the advice of Minaret and Atoll-It will be good enough to get you seashape-however I think it fair to say it will require a much deeper look in due course.

That is what sailing is like in reality.

Wishing you all the best.

__________________
- Never test how deep the water is with both feet -
10% of conflicts are due to different opinions. 90% by the tone of voice.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
weavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 13:43   #49
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sailing around the world right now
Boat: Fraser 41
Posts: 17
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

Hello everyone who helped me.

The last few weeks getting it all done in Puerto Natales was intense and I didn't get to let you all know how it turned out. We sailed for almost two months to get up here, which is Puerto Montt, before we got any internet. So it's been awhile. My apologies.

The repair went very, very well. Better than I could have ever expected with all the help I got. I'd say it was a permanent repair, the only thing I need to do when I get home is add some gelcoat and finish sand it.

The job was..... intense. Mostly because of weather. Puerto Natales is windy. Unbelievably, windy. Most days getting up over 40 knots with many, many days in the 50's, 60's, 70, and once even over 80 knots. It was the only time in my life I've seen a crescent wrench go skittering across the deck when I put it down. It was nerve wracking too as the boat shuddered in her cradle.

I ground the hole down to good fiberglass and let it drain for two months. After that there was no more water coming out so I "scheduled" back the fiberglass 12 to 14 inches making a good slope for the new fiberglass to adhere to. I talked to Arie DeClare, the man who made the Fraser 41's and he was nice enough to offer me lots of advice on how to do the repair. I went with 2 layers of CSM Mat, then one of Roving, trying to mate it with the original layers. It worked great.

All the fishermen used polyester resin and it's what the boat was originally made of, so I went with that. Getting "fancy" and doing anything with Epoxy down here is pretty tough.

All in all it was a tough job just because of the conditions and the inability to get needed supplies. I liked learning about repairing with fiberglass and seeing the job progress.

We are just about ready to head out of here direct to Hawaii. We should be home in Vancouver by the end of summer.

Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped in a challenging situation.

Cheers for now!
Fair winds, calm seas!
Mark
SV Merkava
Puerto Montt, Chile
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4496.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	423.2 KB
ID:	167688   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4500.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	402.4 KB
ID:	167689  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4521.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	427.6 KB
ID:	167690   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4551.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	422.8 KB
ID:	167691  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4562.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	425.3 KB
ID:	167692   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4650.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	403.4 KB
ID:	167693  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4558.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	423.7 KB
ID:	167694   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4648.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	404.8 KB
ID:	167695  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4649.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	402.8 KB
ID:	167696  
Merkava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 15:33   #50
Certifiable Refitter/Senior Wannbe
 
Wotname's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South of 43 S, Australia
Boat: C.L.O.D.
Posts: 8,956
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

^^Thanks for the update, the repair looks pretty good - well done!
__________________
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence
Wotname is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 15:43   #51
Senior Cruiser
 
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,877
Images: 75
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

looks good,you can always give it a couple of layers of epoxy next time you haul out if you are going to strip it back,though fairing and gelcoat will make the repair invisible to a surveyor .
have a good trip north
__________________
my catamaran building project updates http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...36#post2502136
atoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 16:01   #52
Registered User
 
NYSail's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Long Island, New York
Boat: Beneteau 423 43 feet
Posts: 392
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

I think this is an easy fix to the keel. Big job yes indeed but fixable in my opinion. Sand down, read about fiberglassing and get it done. What I would be worried about is the structure of the boat. Check bolts, stringers, bulkheads for any signs of movement.
Good luck!
NYSail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 17:47   #53
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Home port is San Diego, California, but Rutea is currently cruising the west coast of Central America.
Boat: Contest 48
Posts: 917
Images: 1
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

Good job, Mark. You can work on my boat anytime.

Fair winds and calm seas.
nhschneider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 17:58   #54
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 15,805
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

Congratulations on completing the repair in trying conditions! Have a lovely sail to HI. Enjoy, and don't get barn fever "too soon." ;-)

Ann
__________________
Who scorns the calm has forgotten the storm.
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2018, 14:04   #55
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Boston
Boat: Boston Whaler, Conquest 315, 31ft
Posts: 212
Re: I hit an uncharted rock in Southern Chile

I hope that rock has insurance.
__________________

jsc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Chile

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
To Start With - I don't want to hit a rock! madforboats Navigation 14 07-02-2014 12:10
New Zealand to Chile, then cruising Chile Charioteer Navigation 4 08-08-2012 00:03
Hit a Rock! michaelmrc Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21 21-05-2009 13:17
Rock Hall Landing Marina, Rock Hall Maryland mellenburg Marinas 4 29-09-2008 18:36



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:58.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.