Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-01-2012, 23:45   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20
My First Haulout

will haul out this spring for the first time, looking for input on items to inspect, maintain, overhaul, etc.

1974 29' fg mono. finner w/ skag hung rudder. 4 bronze thru hulls, 2 transducers. ob aux.

plan to have the boat on the hard for about a week

planned:

pro clean and paint. looking for guidance on paint. boat used as rec day sailer, 50 degree salt water. currently has ? ablative. last paint fall '09.

drop rudder, inspect, seems to have a lot of slop. will i have to have custom bushings made, what am i in for?

re-seat thru hulls? no problems so far but nothing known of previous
maintenance.

valves. current are all frozen composite/plastic. rebuild or replace?


transducers: how do i clean them [marine growth], abrasives, solvents, ? i assume they should not be painted.

keel: check fit to hull, bolts, ?

hull: no blistering visable when purchased on hard, i'm thinking this is pre blister period fg.

what have i missed?

all advice offered will be greatly appriciated

bucky
__________________

__________________
bucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 00:15   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,243
Re: my first haul out

Quote:
Originally Posted by bucky View Post
will haul out this spring for the first time, looking for input on items to inspect, maintain, overhaul, etc.

1974 29' fg mono. finner w/ skag hung rudder. 4 bronze thru hulls, 2 transducers. ob aux.

plan to have the boat on the hard for about a week

planned:

pro clean and paint. looking for guidance on paint. boat used as rec day sailer, 50 degree salt water. currently has ? ablative. last paint fall '09.

drop rudder, inspect, seems to have a lot of slop. will i have to have custom bushings made, what am i in for?

re-seat thru hulls? no problems so far but nothing known of previous
maintenance.

valves. current are all frozen composite/plastic. rebuild or replace?


transducers: how do i clean them [marine growth], abrasives, solvents, ? i assume they should not be painted.

keel: check fit to hull, bolts, ?

hull: no blistering visable when purchased on hard, i'm thinking this is pre blister period fg.

what have i missed?

all advice offered will be greatly appriciated

bucky
Is the exact model of your boat a secret?

Is the ablative working well where you are? If so you might as well stick with what you know.

On the valves, the actual price for the best ones, which are the Groco flanged bronze ball valves, is $60 to $150, depending on the size. In other words there's absolutely no point and very little financial return in going for anything cheaper. I just had 3 valves and a through hull for the speed transducer changed, and it cost me 6 hours labour plus about $300 for the valves and other bits and pieces.
__________________

__________________
MarkSF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 00:26   #3
Registered User
 
matauwhi's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Boat: Mason 53
Posts: 652
Re: my first haul out

G'day, mate. Good list. I would include pulling the engine heat exchanger if you have one and make sure none of the tubes are blocked. If you have an adjustable packing gland for your prop shaft, make sure you have ample adjustment left. Likewise, I would stick with the ablative antifoul. Going on 4 years since our last bottom paint with ablative. All the best. Cheers.
__________________
matauwhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 00:28   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20
Re: my first haul out

thanks mark
boat is an alan gurney competition 1000 1/2 ton built in the sf bay area. as best as i can tell there where only 6 built. boat did not perform as a racer but is wicked fun day sailer for $3000.
B
__________________
bucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 00:34   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20
Re: my first haul out

thanks NZ
yamaha clamp-on provides the aux duties.
B
__________________
bucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 00:43   #6
Wayfaring Mariner
 
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 4,045
Images: 5
Re: my first haul out

When you pull the through hulls take a close look at where the threaded part meets the bell end, I did a refit once and found 4 out of 5 through hulls had cracks, they were all bronze. Depending on your vessel's performance, I would consider having the prop worked over and balanced, and pull the shaft and insure that it is true, most machine shops can tell you quickly if the shaft is still true, also look for wear on the shaft at the cutlass bearing point and the packing gland point, replace the cutlass bearing and renew the shaft packing in the gland, remove the old packing and put in new.
__________________
" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 01:11   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 20
Re: my first haul out

and thanks to you too, cap'm
__________________
bucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2012, 20:12   #8
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,594
Re: my first haul out

Quote:
Originally Posted by bucky View Post
pro clean and paint. looking for guidance on paint. boat used as rec day sailer, 50 degree salt water. currently has ? ablative. last paint fall '09.
Hard to go wrong with Pettit Trinidad. With proper maintenance, it will give you 3+ years of good performance.

Pettit Marine Paints - Browse Catalog
__________________

__________________
fstbttms 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
Haulout North Florida Advice Alterboy 65 Multihull Sailboats 3 02-12-2011 09:37
Boat Dropped During Haulout AllezCat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 99 30-11-2011 18:26
Haulout - Tidewater Virginia: Too Wide for a Travelift ? ggray Multihull Sailboats 2 09-11-2011 20:06
Need Haulout Near Coinjock, NC ASAP . . . Help ! motion30 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 21-10-2011 05:28
Norfolk Area Haulout FSMike Multihull Sailboats 10 13-07-2011 21:01



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:51.


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.