Originally Posted by Terra Nova
It is OK that neither of you has ever removed 1 keel bolt, yourself--most sailors have not.
Those who have, will likely realize that accessing these bolts often calls for major surgery to the yacht's interior
. And that bolt replacement does not necessarily require the keel's removal
, a major expense.
The rust stain in the photo
is either from a rusting bolt or an iron keel
Hee Hee... I never said that did I???
Originally Posted by Horror Hotel
Did you bother to read our replies?
HO!... Ho.... HOoooooooo!!!!!!
I don't think so H... We needed to be more specific.... My GOOF!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by Terra Nova
Horror--yes, at least you were honest that the closest you've come to replacing a keel bolt was to modify a centerboard
. Happy sounds happy to imply that this will be the 2nd time he removes a 10,000 lb keel, by himself (I don't believe that--do you?
OK.... I've been a member
of many forums
... I never do this...
Defend myself... Cause I ain't gotta!!! Life is way too short...
I'm doing it now because you seem to have some agenda or attempt to completely discredit what I say... That's OK... I'm not BOTHERED
Really.... I mean this.... This is gunna get fun.... Have a seat Mr. Nova
I've already mentioned that there are differing opinions on a lot of stuff, and I completely admit that I don't ALWAYS have the BEST ANSWER!!!
There it is... one more time.... I'm wrong a LOT
But your knowledge of my skill and experience is dismal at the very best... I know a lot... AND I DON'T KNOW alot!!! I'm HUMAN!!!!...
So....... To answer your question DIRECTLY...
Yes, THREE KEELS!!!
, 30 Catalina
, 22 Chrylsler.... All personally owned boats...
First up.... The swing keel From the Chrysler.... You could get me on a technicality here as there is REALLY only A pin
... BUT... I NEEDED to take out 10 "keel pin flange" BOLTS
to grind, and layup
both sides of the the trunk and the hull
with OVER 1/2" thick!!!
oh... by several feet (taking in account of the 12/1 magic #) ( you do know what I'm talking about and are following yes??? ) (just making sure).... (If you you want the glasswork pictures I would be happy to provide them... They are pretty impressive for a complete hack like me... )
One of the keel nuts off the next keel drop job...
(I just took the picture a few minutes ago, cause it was laying conveniently on my desk)
(What's that you say Happy??? Could it really be true??? Are you gunna pull a real fer sure keel???? Uhyep)
It's just ....
AN M30 x 3.5 STAINLESS STEEL NUT DESIGNED TO HOLD (with many others of course) A 10,000 LB KEEL..
.. In case you were curious ... These bad boys are the metric equivalent of 1-1/8" - 7!!!! There are 8 of these titans, combined with two rather puny M20's ... The UTS/YS (that's ultimate tensile strength/yield strength to you) are 90ksi and 45ksi respectively.... I'm sayin.... Wow!!!! It would take OVER 44, 000 lbs just to STRETCH ONE BOLT!!! Let alone 8 of these bad Mo Fo's... Wooooo Hooooo!!!!
That's rockin! (if you want me to do more math??? again... I would be happy.... I aR iN EnGineeeeeeer (mekanikal)....
I will be happy to post the pictures of the "indeed 10,000 lb" keel in various stages of repose.... (that is being used as a metaphor... it means sleeping, or at rest so you don't have to look it up)
Also... Should you require... I have pictures of the other 2 keel jobs....
Sorry For My honesty.... Sorry if this offended ANYBODY on the forum
(including you Mr. Nova) I truly Love this forum...
. I Help as much as I possibly can... saving members from untold matters of danger
, financial hardship, and possibly a relationship or two... When I'm right... which isn't ALWAYS....
I also LEARN A LOT!!!!! Probably more than I actually HELP!!!! I also tend to goof a lot here too.... It makes the place fun.... Maybe I should tone that down... Oh yea... I'm also wrong a lot too...
Let's be a little more polite, diplomatic, and check our facts next time...
OK bud??? Who knows.... I probably wouldn't mind takin' ya for a sail... Yer close!
I wonder if boaty left yet??? I may need something to occupy my time during my ban... Boaty??