1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Friday, December 16, 2011

Keel Moved to Shop

Walter Pingle used the front end loader on his tractor to pickup and move the keel to the shop.

Thanks Walter!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kijiji Cabintop Winches

Just picked up a pair of Lewmar 6s for cabintop halyard winches.

They are in great shape
Excactly the same as my primary winches I replaced last summer for THREE TIMES THE PRICE!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Keel Photos

Got some more photos from Rich (click for larger version):
Peter admiring my bottom
View from forward

Starboard Forward

Port Forward

Middle keel bols; you can see where the keel was leaking!
water leaking out of the bilge pump can be seen here.

Rear Keel bolts; rough shape

Forward keel bolts; this is the broken one that bent when the keel dropped.
The forwardmost one broke right off!

The bolts are 1/2" and a cast into the cast iron keel
NOTE: I will cut the studs off, and drilling the studs out with various drills, and taping for 5/8" stainless threaded rod about perhaps an inch into the cast iron keel.  There is plenty of room.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stainless Threaded Rod and Nuts

Went to Metals Plus in Whitby and picked up 36" of 5/8" 304 stainless threaded rod.
Cost was $40 with taxes.  Brafasco was slightly more.

Picked up six 5/8" nylon 304 stainless lock nuts from Brafasco:

$18 with tax
Need a deep 15/16" socket, but Princess Auto was sold out of them!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Silence... I KEEL YOU!

Got the to the club at 7am, as they have rented a 200 ton crane to take all the remaining docks out, and take out the jib crane.  Worked on a crew until about 11am lifting docks.

Ran into Peter in the washroom, and we went out bound and determined to drop the keel.

The hole saw in the drill would not fit, so we went to Princess Auto, RONA, and finally Home Depot to get a drill extension.  The hole saw drilled right around the keel bolts and loosened the epoxy around the bolts

Peter and I drove hardwood wedges around the keel joint, and she SLOWLY separated

Peter and I had to drive wedges from each side, co-ordinating our hamer blows and she slowly dropped.

Harvey and Peter

I can see daylight!

Mission accomplished
We will use the hydro truck to move it into the shop later this afternoon.

The keel bolts are screwed; rusted, stretched, and one broke off when the keel dropped.

Richard had his camera and got a video of the keel dropping to the ground.