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    09-11-2017, 11:32 PM
    bheys replied to a thread Gartside 170 in Building / Repair
    I covered the inner keel with packing tape, coated the lead keel with thickened epoxy and jacked it into place. It seemed like an easy way to get a...
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    08-29-2017, 12:12 PM
    bheys replied to a thread A pathetic sight in Misc. Boat Related
    A lesson learned: I've done a couple of lead pours this summer - one for the centerboard (~70 lbs.) and the other for the ballast keel (620 lbs.). ...
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    08-25-2017, 10:31 AM
    bheys replied to a thread Gartside 170 in Building / Repair
    Thanks for the drilling tips Andrew. I have two long bits for this task - 3/8" and 25/64" bits. The thinking behind using the larger bit was to...
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    08-24-2017, 11:12 PM
    bheys replied to a thread Gartside 170 in Building / Repair
    Fredrik - I have 3/8" (9.5 mm) Si Bronze bolts. The inner keel has been drilled where specified at the correct angle. I'm planning on the inner...
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    08-24-2017, 05:25 PM
    bheys replied to a thread Gartside 170 in Building / Repair
    Thank you Andrew. It is a great relief to have that melting business out of the way. I hope you're feeling well.
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    08-24-2017, 01:16 PM
    bheys replied to a thread Gartside 170 in Building / Repair
    Our shop is about 50 yards from where the lead was poured and it needed to be transported by trailer. It was about 95 degrees so I worked up a major...
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    08-22-2017, 02:29 PM
    bheys replied to a thread Gartside 170 in Building / Repair
    The lead pour is done and it seemed to go well. I had lots of extra propane on hand, but it wasn't necessary. The entire process took about 2 hours...
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