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Old 06-11-2018, 10:50   #16
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Yes, those are chain plates. I may try to fill the holes with epoxy and then screw it in.

That is why I bought this boat, something I can screw around with and learn how to do things the right way. If I make something worse, not a huge deal.
Maybe it is terminology, screws? I'd want chain plates through bolted with a good backing plate.
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Maybe it is terminology, screws? I'd want chain plates through bolted with a good backing plate.
Iím not planning to remove the plate, just the cover and reapply a seal
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It appears there’s a leak above that light

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Making progress. I’m starting with the low hanging fruit. Both the mast light and radio connectors were loose and the hole was wet. The radio connector just fell off when I touched the wire inside. Hope to blow air in tomorrow

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I called and spoke to bwyachts Ezra. A wealth of knowledge. He told me most of my water likely coming from the chainplates. He said I can use 4000 UV to create a new seal along the top of the rub rail also. Much easier than replacing the rub rail.

The boat is tarped until the 16th when iím Hoping for a 40+ degree day to use the sealant.

Bought a 12v transfer pump from harbor freight that did a great job emptying water from my hull too.
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Thread drift....what lake do you use?
Another Hoosier, an hr N of you
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Thread drift....what lake do you use?
Another Hoosier, an hr N of you
We’re at Monroe, didn’t hit the water until October 5th though. Hoping for a good season next year though.

My uncle is on eagle creek

It’s hard being a sailor in Indiana
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Don't let people make fun of your boat. I had a blast with mine, you just need to make sure it does not kill you. For instance:



As I recall the fitting attaching the boom to the main sheet is retained by 2 small rivets of dissimilar metal. These little guys corrode the boom and just pop right out under sail.
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Don't let people make fun of your boat. I had a blast with mine, you just need to make sure it does not kill you. For instance:



As I recall the fitting attaching the boom to the main sheet is retained by 2 small rivets of dissimilar metal. These little guys corrode the boom and just pop right out under sail.
Holy smokes, that would be bad. Thanks, i’ll Take a look.

I am comfortable with my low end boat. It’s a great starter project and really looking forward to rebedding hardware, adding a furler, redoing electrical, etc. stuff i’d Be nervous about learning to do on a $50k boat

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Weíre at Monroe, didnít hit the water until October 5th though. Hoping for a good season next year though.

My uncle is on eagle creek

Itís hard being a sailor in Indiana
Us too. Have had a slip at Fourwinds since 2001.
Finished up winterizing last weekend, and looking forward to next spring already. Although, by season end, we are tired of making the 2 1/2 hr (Lafayette) drive every weekend.
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Iím not planning to remove the plate, just the cover and reapply a seal
My bad not reading just the cover. I am not sure how you seal them without rebedding them. Just putting something around the edge seldom works. JMHO
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Holy smokes, that would be bad. Thanks, iíll Take a look.

I am comfortable with my low end boat. Itís a great starter project and really looking forward to rebedding hardware, adding a furler, redoing electrical, etc. stuff iíd Be nervous about learning to do on a $50k boat

Haters gonna hate
Smart move, why do some people think they should start with 40' plus?

The chain plates tend to leak into the bilge not the cushions and as they're bolted to the hull do not need additional reinforcement under the deck.

Our traveler had a wooden spacer under it. I suspect yours has rotted away.
I replaced it with uv resistant plastic. The deck is already reinforced
there and requires no additional support.

Our boom came with a bail, perhaps upgraded by a PO.

Furler, definitely a furler.

That was a lot of water in the aft compartment for a short amount of time.
I pulled my hair out over that area. Checked all the normal stuff.
Eclectic is parked (trailer) on a slight incline with the port side a little low.
Water was pooling in the hatch gutter and pouring directly into the compartment. I added a drain there though a new seal alone would
probably have worked.

Fast, fun, cheap! Haters gonna hate but I never want to own a boat so nice (and expensive) I'm afraid to use it. Maybe that's why they stay at the marina while we're out sailing???

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