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    Re: Pettit Sea Gold

    I bought 3 qts from Defender, had the best price.
    It must be well stirred, forms a sticky paste in can bottom when it sits. Even has to be stirred while your using it. And that sticky mud can take a...
  2. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    yeah, but I dont care, that is their problem.
    It has been holding up good so far. Boat went in oct 2014, and over 3 year no failures of the coating.
    I smeared on a black PL layer, some mixed 30%...
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    Re: laminating wood

    Yes that is correct. I sealed every bottom plank with sanitized PL black PL roof and flashing and it has been good for over 10 years now. Simply I don't rely on just one glue but also screws. In...
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    Re: laminating wood

    I can imagine titebond creeping. Take some dried titebond off the glue bottle tip and you can see it stretches. It is not a totally hard glue. Yet I have never seen it creep either.
    Not totally...
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    Re: laminating wood

    I have used small finishing nails to keep wood from sliding while gluing, if needed. Drill a tiny hole as a guide, put in the nail and pull them out later.
    Titebond is better at initial grab, it...
  6. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    A lot of work, thinking how to do stuff, experimenting with other ideas and 4000 new bronze screws from McFeeleys. For the screws I went up a size to #14 from number 12. I think they were#12 OEM...
  7. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    I pulled some old pics back then, so you can see what it was like to repair this.

    The last pic shows all those broken frames. I put new wood gussets on behind those frames.

    First pic shows OEM...
  8. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    I did not sister the ribs. I actually replaced the ribs. Back in 2006, I pulled off all bottom planks in quarters, created huge gaping holes, many people thought it was doomed.
    The original frames...
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    Re: Puzzling Electric Issues

    "The wires are in a bundle "

    Maybe the wires are wet and slightly shorting together inside the bundle?
    Corroded wires in the bundle?

    what's the resistance of these circuit one to another?...
  10. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    I have the top almost finished.
    Needs paint, and I need to make new posts.
    The new wood feels really strong. I like it.
    I laid some fiberglass wallboard tape in the PL on top the rear plywood....
  11. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    Got the plywood glued and screwed down. Is a perfect fit. Just shows one piece, the other is also in.
    And I overcoated with FG strips and glue.
    Entire structure is strong. does not have any give.
    ...
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    https://eg3ymw-ch3302.files.1drv.com/y4m0uiHTn6cqRIdvlBJbE1bw6Ip6E4lOoZqEHvmmTg2_LmjKki2qf5Ct8uOH9kMOsxf5CFZk68oOi9TUZEDnllCAyt-FVchxmJYpJoa0jT2M0kPHIvwzNDKaW0W04idiLeAdf-GSBN4QdZnUdXdsMOoJamXMAIVEJpf...
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    Rain is over a week of rain.


    I got the curved pieces in and they fit well.
    I backed it up with the original board.

    ...
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    Re: New or old technique ?

    Those wood nails won't rot.
    Although what about wracking twisting pulling forces of a moving boat hull. I think you need to use these with glued construction.
    And I doubt they can penetrate well...
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    Yes and has been great fridge. I had been worried about the heads door handle, the fridge door running into it, but, the new fridge has this cut out built into the door, so it fits perfectly....
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    This morn I ground both boards to curve properly to the shape matching the ply edge of the old board. They are not as stiff as the original board. Since the original board is still holding a good...
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    Re: Refastening Galv

    My experience too.
    Old genuine everdure bronze screws waste away without dezincing, because bronze is not supposed to have zinc. They still retain their strength even if the thread corrode away.
    I...
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    Re: Refastening Galv

    Removing thousands of old rusted in place nails from the 1930's?
    One at a time? Without causing big damage to the planking?

    How about instead, removing the entire plank, can they be pried...
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    https://s20.postimg.org/mq516e8fx/20170704_162525.jpg


    Eventually i will repaint as the rose color I want to go more white.
    These were taken in july 2017.

    ...
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    fridge and an album. I made a freezer shelf to fit into the freezer, and added the ice maker.
    Fridge has been really good.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/oUpRFGkleTFAvgHQ2...
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    You can see the back area of the boat. Under all that teak was a lot of rotten wood. I knew about it for years, but when I noticed the inwhale looking bad port side, I decided it was time. I had done...
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    Yes, and did this today
    Board marked out. Wife stood in middle with original curved board on top this big board with curve up.
    Then I outlined the edge. Since it was curved up, I lined up by eye...
  23. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    Came up with a better idea. I will make a replacement piece from this plank of wood. Still split down the middle for the concave inward bend.
    Then after I have it installed, I will cut off the...
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    I bought a real nice piece of ground contact 2x10x10.
    Very blessed to find it first one I looked at.
    No knots, except 2 small ones on other side, which would be cut out if I use this as a...
  25. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    Here is the multi curved mahogany plywood rail board. This goes under the front edge of the rear plywood, and the teak screws on top the plywood.


    Back inside is in pretty good condition....
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    http://www.deckmagazine.com/design-construction/framing/treated-wood-update_o

    Here is a good chart of the various PT types. The EL2 treatment does not use metals. It is not supposed to corrode...
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    Hello Breakaway, thanks for the kind words.
    It is PT thru and thru, all the way through the wood for Southern Yellow Pines.
    Some woods the chemicals do not as easily penetrate.

    Have the...
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    Have the corner rail support blocks installed. These were difficult to make, every face has a differing angle.
    And that rotting mahogany rear plywood support rail is off.
    And those posts need...
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    Showing the PT wood I replaced in 2006 on the other side, in fine shape, not degraded at all. Two white pieces are new wood....
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    Re: first restoration problems....

    PL375 is the wrong stuff to use.

    I use the PL premium 3x strength, found to be waterproof even between underwater seams at least by me.
    The PL 8x i read the tube says not waterproof and a premium...
  31. Re: Rebuilding the framing under the teak decking aft port side

    Got the ply screwed down, will seal it to surrounding structure later.
    I painted the edges with primer.


    Gluing on this inner piece of mahogany to the cabin side. A piece of SS trim goes on top...
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    Re: Made a bottom scraper from an old hand hoe

    Good idea, I think they just corroded away. I was surprised the bolt fell off too.
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    Re: first restoration problems....

    Thin sheets of FG cloth and resin are not going to work, waste of time and money and your effort.
    Like you found out they simply crack open. Wood will move, it will be a continual problem if you FG...
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    Re: Made a bottom scraper from an old hand hoe

    I like to do things as cheap as possible, but also competently. I have seen the floor scrapers, they have a much wider blade, (the ones I have seen) A wider blade will not concentrate the scraping...
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    Re: Made a bottom scraper from an old hand hoe

    Using a fender would definitely help a lot with that garden rake.

    Realized had not shown my modified hoe.
    Hoe being not too wide, can apply some decent scraping power concentrated on the edge....
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    Re: Made a bottom scraper from an old hand hoe

    Some feedback, back in July I got in and scraped the entire hull clean using both tools I made. The little hand scraper was very easy to use.
    With the modded hoe, I was able to reach all the way to...
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    Got it finally fit the last ply support board. Was complicated by them not cutting things right long ago. Had to trim bottom edge of the cabin side, was too long by about 1/4".
    To make things look...
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    Treated Ply sheet from Treated Lumber Outlet rated ground contact.
    Notice how nice it looks
    Edge is tight glued, not falling to pieces, not soaking wet.
    Will be perfect to lay under the teak.
    ...
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    I bought the 3/4 plywood from Treated lumber outlet, and is nice looking and dry and flat. It is rated for ground contact UC4A. Price was $35.


    Some of the new treatments are rated for ground...
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    It was easier to build up the plywood support using glue and sawdust since it tapered to nothing at the forward plywood deck edge and is about 1/4 " too low at the other end of the support.

    And I...
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    View from the other side. Shows the gap gone, was 1/4" wide where cabin side met the rear door are piece, whatever that is called.
    I do recall Egg Harbor had put a little filler piece to hide it....
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    I am fixing an error that EggHarbor made almost 50 years ago.
    The mahogany plywood support piece that holds up the rear deck, a worker cut it at a 10* angle when should have been 5* angle.
    Then...
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    All depends where the wood is going, I don't use PT wood for planking.
    I do use it for structural repairs. It looks just fine recut to shape on the saw.
    I did replace all the flybridge completely...
  44. SS deck screws. They seem to not be affected. ...

    SS deck screws. They seem to not be affected.
    All these are above waterline. Treated syp is a great durable wood, it keeps making me happy


    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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    All the repairs are screwed, a few are glued.
    The problem with treated wood and glues is helped if the wood surface to be glued is abraded-roughened up. Yes epoxy does not work as well as the...
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    I have an album setup.
    This is a job I wanted to do couple years ago. I did the starboard side 2 years ago, and it has been good.
    I am using PT lumber, has very few knots.
    I have done extensive...
  47. New headliner fabric used a polyester tablecloth.

    Replaced the beat up old headliner on the exterior by the doors.
    I used a polyester white tablecloth from walmart. Polyester is durable fabric.
    Sewed the edges over, stapled on with SS staples....
  48. Re: Mounting bronze transom steps, stagger offset or in line?

    Turned out I staggered them but not that wide, I stepped up on the lower step and picked up left foot and saw where it naturally wanted to go.
    So they overlap about 4 inches. Likely better for the...
  49. Re: Mounting bronze transom steps, stagger offset or in line?

    Thanks for that photo, that looks good.
    I also plan on putting them on the starboard side
  50. Re: Mounting bronze transom steps, stagger offset or in line?

    I have a swim platform with a ladder that goes into the water, so just need to move from that to the transom top.
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