Monthly Archives: June 2013

Female Mold for Raised Chain Plate Covers

Female Mold Making – The plug in the previous post received 3 coats of Oscar’s mold wax and polished. Now a thickened coat of epoxy will be applied over the waxed plug and parting board. Making the mold a contrasting … Continue reading

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Mold Making for Raised Chain Plate Covers

Some boats, including this one have chain plate covers that attach directly to the deck, as the slots for the chain plates are cut through the deck at the attachment points. When it rains, or lots of sea water comes … Continue reading

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Reinforcement to Bulkhead Tab

The chain plates for the forward lower stays attach to a minor bulkhead separating the forward cabin form the forward head. On the port side, the tabbing where the backing plate rested were not done properly. Some of the bulkhead … Continue reading

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No Silence in the Rain

Rain comes in many forms, cold, warm, soft, hard, horizontal, driving and “Cats and Dogs”. Let me tell you about the latter, “Cats and Dogs” rain. It was a normal day at the boat yard yesterday with people busy getting … Continue reading

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More drilling, cutting and grinding.

It was another nice day in the boat yard. Perfect in the morning to work on the chain plates. To the right you can see cracks clean through. It is a wonder it did not break before removing it. Had … Continue reading

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Long Day of Drilling

The weather was coldĀ  and windy in the morning, but the afternoon was perfect. A nice cool breeze blew, tempering the bright sun. Please, I’d appreciate more days like that.. The temperature was perfect in the afternoon. When the sun … Continue reading

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Chain Plate Sizing

The first step in machining the new chain plates is to make the blanks the correct size, in this case, 15 inches long for the minors. Today, in between the rain showers and before it got too hot, I began … Continue reading

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To Each Their Own, a Boat for Everyone

I took some pictures of some of the boats here to give you an idea of the various lesser known models. Of course, all the more common boats in every size made are here, Catalina, Hunter, O’Day, etc.

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Eco-Lifestyle Marina Resort

Last week it was too hot! This week I welcome the cooler temperatures even though rain makes outside projects miserable. At least I have time to catch up here. Herrington Harbour North has space for about 1,500 boats in dry … Continue reading

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Chain-Plate Knee Repair

I gained access to the Starboard Chain-plate and discovered some surface corrosion but apparently no compression of the knee like what I found on the Port side lower shroud. I expect some wood inside the knee may be rotted but … Continue reading

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