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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-04-2014, 11:34
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Posted By Capcadet05
Hull Repaint Options Soling 27

Hey all I am looking at 1969 Soling, it is a good deal price wise but will require a little work. I would like to get it on the water this season in the next few weeks and am looking for advice.
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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-01-2014, 12:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1,148
Posted By Capcadet05
J22 buying advice

Hello all, I am looking at buying a salvage title J22. I found it on craigslist and looks like it can be a good deal if I can talk the guy down to a couple hundred dollars. There is a aft deck...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-06-2013, 23:00
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

thought everyone might want a update of what it looks like. Found another hairline fracture in the middle of the keel. Not too concerned about it. 6" in length and there is no matching fracture on...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-02-2013, 17:28
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

here are he pics
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-02-2013, 17:25
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

Ground away the keel today. I think we are chasing a rabbit and I am a little afraid to keep after it and grinding away. There is a crack, and it keeps snaking further back. I have half a mind to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-02-2013, 21:50
Replies: 0
Views: 609
Posted By Capcadet05
Hull Reinforcement???

Hey folks, I am in the process of a total restoration of a 1971 Luders 21. The short story is that the hull was soaked and wet. In order to remove the dampness and water we needed to cut open the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-02-2013, 21:59
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

wayne thanks for the great research! this is what I suspected but needed confirmed. So hard to find info on these boats since there are not that many of them. real shame, they really are quite good...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-02-2013, 15:41
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

So an update. Finally took a detailed look at it today. The crack is only about 1/4" at the widest point and no more then 4 inches long. Should I:

A. Dry it out, fill then fill in the void with...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-02-2013, 15:11
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

Thanks for all the great info folks! The current plan is to grind down and glass over, as well as drill a hole or two in the bottom to drain. Is there any consideration if it is a cement core? If...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-02-2013, 10:12
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

A few updates to this issue. Talked to the surveyor this morning. The current theory is that water could have seeped down into the keel during the winter. The thawing and freezing expanded the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-02-2013, 21:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

All thanks for the replies! This is a Luders 21. I am picking it up this weekend so not sure what kind of ballast it is. I will keep you posted with more pics when I grind it out.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-02-2013, 20:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Re: Keel Crack Assesment

Wow Thanks all for the plethora of opinions:thumb:! Sorry for the lack of detailed info. I am picking up the boat this weekend so have not seen the crack first hand. This boat is a 1971 Luders 21....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-02-2013, 13:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,744
Posted By Capcadet05
Keel Crack Assesment

Hello All,
I just boat a heavily discounted sailboat, knowing that it will require a lot of work. In addition to recoring the top deck, the major problem is a split in the keel. The crack is...
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