I recently started on a new project
restoring a 68 Alberg 30
back into her glory... I have done allot of sailboat restoration
but never a complete gut to an empty hull
1st concern is that I have 5 boat stands 4 flat poppit and 1 v poppit. (mast is down) As I have removed the aft bulkheads I notice that the flat poppits have flattened out the hull
slightly where they're placed. I am about to remove the head
and main bulkheads but before I do I am concerned about damaging the hull if I have no interior
supports. I am thinking about buying
two more flat poppit and stands to place three per side... and spread out the hull load better. Or is this even needed.? is four sufficient or should I put a couple temp bulkheads in of garbage ply till i get the main bulkheads done?
One other thing I noticed is that this alberg
was on a cradle
for close to eight years.. and were the aft pads were there is a small flattened out area, No bulkheads in this area... will this flatten out in time when put in water
or over the next couple of years as it no longer has pressure there? or is a repair needed?
Also another comment is that the bulkheads around the head
.. one starboard and one port have chainplates attached.. my question is is there a rule
of thumb how far from the hull one needs to be to prevent hard spots.. 1/4 or as this boat, that i've never seen on any other boat, it has been glassed in on one side about 1 inch off the hull with no fillet. Just suspended there with one side tabbed. I checked out all the other bulkheads thinking maybe something shifted or pulled away but there all 1/2- 1" from the hull. Really crappy carpentry work to say the least.. and from what i can tell its all original as all the bulkheads throughout fore and aft are exactly the same.
I am going to replace all bulkheads and tab both sides and thru slots every 8 inches.. but is there a min or max space for the fillet.?
Thank you all for your time and reading .. any input would be appreciated.
Oh one last thing in replacing chainplate knees is there any cause why I couldn't increase the length of the knees along the hull.. 4 currently are only about 5 inch from hull horizontally and extend down the hull vertically about 8 inches.. My feeling is that I am wanting to make the knees horizontal 7" and flow down the hull about 15 inches to gain more hull adhesion and thicken them to 1" instead of the 1/2 inch ply that is there now.
Don't expect everyone to answer all these questions but those that have knowledge on any of them would be hella appreciated,
No one needs to say its not cost effective and not worth the value of the boat.. this is my hobby.. sadly now i need to actually sell some of the completed sailboats I have.. lol..
Check out the PO chain plate
bolts.. flat head SS threaded bolt ? amazing this boat is not a coral