Re: Centreboard weighting -- TILT
- If you drive ring nails into the inside of the hole at an angle from
both sides of the centerboard, it will hold the lead if it shrinks
away from the sides of the hole. I poured a 6" diameter disk for my
centerboard and just got a little scorching around the edges of the
hole as others have mentioned. Also, you need to "overpour" the lead
so that the surface is a little above the centerboard. Surface
tension keeps it from running all over the place. The lead shrinks
quite a bit as it cools. Without the overpour, you will end up with a
big hole in the middle. It is easy enough to plane off the excess
once it cools.
--- In email@example.com, "Roger Derby" <derbyrm@e...> wrote:
> Because it will be much more difficult to fasten the disc securely
> will be to pour the lead into a keyed hole.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wayne" <wtorry@v...>
> > If a person is concerned about scorching a nice centerboard,
> > wrong with making a dummy mold out of plywood scraps, pouring the
> > and putting the lead disc in the real centerboard? Or buying lead
> > sheets and avoiding the whole lead melting hassle all together?