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Re: Removing the wood panel in the Anchor Locker -- 34-I

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  • Martin
    Similar approach, used Okume marine ply treated with Smiths penetrating epoxy. For the top triangle I added a slope sculpted using bondo so the water would not
    Message 1 of 12 , May 22, 2013
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      Similar approach, used Okume marine ply treated with Smiths penetrating epoxy. For the top triangle I added a slope sculpted using bondo so the water would not pool and then gel coated the whole interior with the Sabre Mahogany. It has been almost six years with no issues.

      Martin

      --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "raven3483" <raven34@...> wrote:
      >
      > I did this to my 34Mk1 about 5 years ago but rather than Starboard I used an inexpensive polymer 3/8" cutting board picked up at Bed/Bath/Beyond. To seal the roughly triangular top piece to the underside of the deck I roughed the surface, drilled a number of small holes to enhance the grip and buttered it up with thickened epoxy.
      >
      > For the vertical piece (the old one was screwed in and came out easily), I used the old board as a template and cut a spare piece of marine ply to fit. A couple coats of clear epoxy sealed it up and a piece of butyl tape to seal the top edge against the cutting board and it's been leak-free ever since.
      >
      > Dave
      > Raven
      > '83 S34 #183
      > Lake Erie
      >
      > --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "sailor11767" <sailor11767@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have a leak I'm finally tracking down on my 34-I. Rain water runs off the anchor locker cover and into the locker. 99% falls to the bottom with no issues. However, in the starboard aft corner, there is large wood block which holds some vents and covers the forepeak water tank fill hose. Water lands on that block, seeps (pours?) aft, and then down to the forepeak bilge area. I can possibly run a bead of caulk along that joint, but I figured I'd pull the whole thing out and take a look.
      > >
      > > Problem is, the six nuts that hold it in place won't come off. The bolts all rotate. I have no idea how to get to the back side of those bolts.
      > >
      > > Any suggestions on how to get them off? A thought comes to mind of sawing a slot in the end of the bolts, and putting in a very small screwdriver and backing off the nuts.
      > >
      > > Harry
      > > Analysis
      > > '79 S34-I #063
      > > Mill Creek, Annapolis
      > >
      >
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