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Old 17-09-2009, 19:41   #1
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Rough Day at the Boathouse 9/17/09

We managed to get the aft section of the Port bulwark off but not without some carnage:



The ijiots manage to drill the hole cockeyed which weakened the piece. They also epoxied the seams. We tried using a heatgun to no avail:



Here's the join. See the goop?



I then started working on the stern cap because the decking goes under it about 2" as well. Apparently, these morons LOVE goop because not only did they epoxy the cap down so I can't get at the screws, like they did on the end cap for the companionway hatch trunk, they also made bungs of wood flour and epoxy and stuck mahogany veneer circles on them as caps. THEY'RE NOT EVEN REAL BUNGS??? I had to sacrifice the corner piece to verify there were indeed screws under it:

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You can see the gunked up screw:



I don't know of any way to break these joins and lift the cap without totally destroying it. I'm NOT happy. Good thing these b@st@rds are in Puerto Rico or I'd make sure they never again polluted the gene pool.....
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Old 17-09-2009, 19:52   #2
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Oh, geez. What a mess. I don't blame you for being mad. Hope you can get her fixed up. You've got a beautiful boat, by the way.

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Old 17-09-2009, 20:20   #3
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I might be if I don't tear it all to hell.
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there's a tool /screw extractor called a grab-it ....works really good....As Seen On TV Infomercial Products Store - Official As Seen On TV Guys Online Store. - Product Search - Criteria: grabit
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That is VERY unfortunate!?!?! I would also aim at the guy/person who recommended these fools.. Good luck with the job
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Old 18-09-2009, 07:46   #6
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A few of the woodenboat guys said to cut it at the joint. I'll be using Stillraining's sawsall quite a bit more I guess. That and a blade guide...
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Best to cut the hardware and extract it later. Save The Wood!
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Old 18-09-2009, 08:21   #8
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A few of the woodenboat guys said to cut it at the joint. I'll be using Stillraining's sawsall quite a bit more I guess. That and a blade guide...
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Best to cut the hardware and extract it later. Save The Wood!
Just cut the %$#*&@ screws. it's easier to leave the stubs in place and put new screws elsewhere. Previous work done at a "professional boatyard"?
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Yep, supposedly. I have to cut off the cap because the boomkin spars run under it and over the second layer in a notch. It's gonna be interesting....
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Yep, supposedly. I have to cut off the cap because the boomkin spars run under it and over the second layer in a notch. It's gonna be interesting....
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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Thanks S&S, I won't be touching her again until Monday.
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Charlie, I feel your pain. I'm going thru something similar now with my boat. I found this tool to be extremely useful for making awkward cuts. Its expensive but man does it ever do a job for you sawing in tight spots.

http://www.thetoolstore.ca/viewItem2...idCategory=772idProduct=6963&idCategory=772

If you look at the photo, that little blade on the left side will lay flat on the deck and cut into your corner piece, thru screws n all. I've been disassembling my galley to replace rotted out sections and repairing a fibreglas dink, and this thing is awesome. Its pricey so perhaps you know someone who will loan you one but its great.

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Charlie, I feel your pain. I'm going thru something similar now with my boat. I found this tool to be extremely useful for making awkward cuts. Its expensive but man does it ever do a job for you sawing in tight spots.

TheToolStore.ca: Fein, Multimaster Start Set (10-pc) Only $249.99idProduct=6963&idCategory=772



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Don't get me started on Multimasters. It's a love/hate relationship.
BTW those nifty little blades are like $30 each.
Their main advantage is they have a very thin kerf.
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Don't get me started on Multimasters. It's a love/hate relationship.
BTW those nifty little blades are like $30 each.
Their main advantage is they have a very thin kerf.
I hear you...the good news is the Fein patented has expired thus Porter Cable and other have knocked of the tool. This has caused Fein to be more competitive in their pricing. You can purchase blades in packs of 6 the price reflects the cost of 4 and so on. Still expensive but progress at least.
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I just ordered the Rockwell Sonicrafter after reading some reviews.
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