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Old 21-12-2015, 19:22   #46
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Re: Schucker refit

Another project was modifying the area of the deck just aft of the anchor platformClick image for larger version

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I wanted to do this to attach my anchor windlass in position without mounting it on wooden blocks. I wanted a cleaner install. So a added a sloped area. I filled in the area with plywood Click image for larger version

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ID:	115462pieces to get a rough build up. Then added resin goop to form a smooth surface . Then added 4 layers of fiberglass clothClick image for larger version

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After that I sanded. Then using bondo radiused the corners and smoothed the whole thing in. This took a few days, working a little each
day to get it looking good.Click image for larger version

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The large whole to the right is for the chain to feed into the chain locker. The large hole more in the center is for electrical cables to power the windlass. They are fiberglassed as well. The 4 smaller holes are to anchor the windlass to the deck


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Old 21-12-2015, 19:30   #47
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After I posted the above I realized I did not lay the fiberglass cloth directly onto the plywood /resin goop build up. What I did was make a flat fiberglass layup on a glass table. This created a very flat piece of cured fiberglass. I then cut to shape using a pattern and pressed in place onto a layer of fiberglass goop. Then I fiberglass taped the edges to the hull and faired with Bondo.


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Old 21-12-2015, 19:43   #48
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Removed the old holding tank pump out. Ground it out and filled it in. I'm not sure where I will install the new pump out fittingClick image for larger version

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Old 21-12-2015, 19:50   #49
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The life line stanchion poles mount to holes molded into the deck. Did some investigating to make sure no water got to the side deck core. Very good news ,the side decks are solid fiberglass. The only balsa core areas are the pilot house roof( repaired) and the cabin roof ( repaired). Back to the stanchion mount holes. Spent time repairing various damaged areas around the mounting points . Click image for larger version

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Some fiberglass grinding and fiberglass work, some minor repair if fell coat cracking. Click image for larger version

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Old 21-12-2015, 20:00   #50
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Added real estate around port side window openings. They we're cut to large at factory and the factory fix was just cosmetic . They needed about a 1/2 inch added all the way around.Click image for larger version

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Old 21-12-2015, 20:05   #51
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I did get a whole lot done in my 2 weeks of work. Applied over 2 gallons of primer on the port side decks, pilot hose sides. This is a picture after first primer application. Did not get a glamor shot after 3 more spraying sessions and getting the windows and door back in. To bad, it looked greatClick image for larger version

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Old 22-12-2015, 04:57   #52
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Nice job. When will you be back ? We plan on going to the big flea market Jan 9... In Sturat.
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Old 22-12-2015, 05:20   #53
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Very nice work. I appreciated the nice photographs. I am nearing the end of a two-year refit so I could empathize with your project.
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Old 22-12-2015, 07:37   #54
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Will not be back till April. We rent the place out during the high season. Brings in lots of boat bucks!


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Old 27-12-2015, 14:06   #55
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Here is a pic of the DC Drive motor for AP projectClick image for larger version

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Motor turns CW when straight 12 volts is applied from battery, reverse leads motor turns CCW.

Question is, can I control this motor using straight 12 volts from battery( no motor controller) using relays?
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I gutted a bunch of old 1970,s circuit boards out of the unit. This capacitor was connected to the circuit boards. I assume it was for the motor, only other electrical load left in unit is a electromagnetic clutch to engage drive unit. Do I need it? How would I wire it up?




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Old 21-02-2016, 16:33   #56
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How to make a round hole square? I need to mount this sprocket to the top of my rudder shaft. I'm interested in any ideas on how to create a 1 inch square hole in place of the round exiting shaft hole. Needs to be a fairly accurate fit. Click image for larger version

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Here is a couple pics of the Benmar drive set up I'm putting together Click image for larger version

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I just ordered two Pelagic Auto pilot set ups. The primary set up will work through the existing hydraulic helm. The back up will control the Benmar drive, complete redundancy to the rudder shaft


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Old 21-02-2016, 17:56   #57
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How to make a round hole square? I need to mount this sprocket to the top of my rudder shaft. I'm interested in any ideas on how to create a 1 inch square hole in place of the round exiting shaft hole. Needs to be a fairly accurate fit. Attachment 119365
Here is a couple pics of the Benmar drive set up I'm putting together Attachment 119366uAttachment 119367
I just ordered two Pelagic Auto pilot set ups. The primary set up will work through the existing hydraulic helm. The back up will control the Benmar drive, complete redundancy to the rudder shaft


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A good machine shop should be able to mill it for you, shouldn't be expensive.
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Old 20-06-2016, 05:01   #58
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Fiberglass fuel tanks, Common problems? To stay out of the summer south Florida sun I'm going to abandon the outside deck work and work inside the pilot house for the next couple of months.
I cut a big access hole on top of the tank and pumped out the 50 gallons of 25 year old diesel fuel. The fuel looked amazingly good after being in the tank for so long. Not much crud at all on the tank bottom, had it cleaned up in no time.
This is a 250 gallon tank and had no baffles , not sure what to make of that. The tank appears to be in good condition inside. The fiberglass shows no deterioration . I scratched the the with a razor knife on the bottom of the tank and the material is hard. Anything else I should look for when inspecting this tank?
The tank sits between two bulkheads under the aft part of the pilot house. Attached to the fuel tank are two fiberglass water tanks, starboard and port of the fuel tank. They appear to made of the same material and are physically attached to the fuel tank and are essentially one large 3 tank unit. I plan on converting the water tanks to diesel tanks.Click image for larger version

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Old 19-09-2016, 13:34   #59
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More work on the fiberglass tanksClick image for larger version

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ID:	131414more fixing factory crap.. The nuts for the aft chain plates were tight after 30 plus years. Each one turned a quarter turn ,plenty tight . I'm going to fill this in. Leaving no access to chain plate nutsClick image for larger version

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ID:	131417. More factory screw ups. Every window opening on this boat was cut out the wrong size. I think I figured out what happened. Looking at other boats I could see that the Windows shape/ manufacturer was changed. But nobody told the guy with the saw.Click image for larger version

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The fix the factory came up with was half ass at best. The outside was fixed ok, the inside was crap and simply hidden with ugly trim pieces and scraps of plywood jammed in between the outer section and the liner. The big problem is that the screws holding the window on the boat are screwed into the scraps of plywood. To fix this I am repairing the inside fiberglass and building inside trim pieces that are robust enough to accept the screws coming in from the outside.Click image for larger version

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These are the first batch, made from sapelli . It was fun to make them with half lap joints, very strong.




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