Re: [bolger] Re: Pouring Lead
- On 09/09/2012 11:39 AM, Monies wrote:
> I use aluminum foil to back my lead, lining the entire hole with it toI just let it burn the wood. It only burns about a sixteenth inch deep
> keep from burning the wood.
> You can buy lead on e-bay and they will ship it to you. If it fits in a
> shipping envelope for flat rate mailing, it is cheap to ship and they
> can get about 50# in a $10 box.
> I buy all my lead from scrap metal dealers and just go pick it up. You
> can get lead from tire weights and people who balance tires.
> Mike Monies- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SailOklahoma/
> The Red Scamp, Bolger Cartopper Noble Plan
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>, Jay
> Bazuzi <jay@...> wrote:
> > When I rebuilt Bobcat's centerboard, I backed the hole with a scrap
> of the
> > same plywood I used to to make the centerboard.
> > Remember not to pour over concrete, which can explode of molten lead
> > on it.
> > I used the same lead that had been in the previous centerboard
> > I made the hole slightly too small. The centerboard still has
> > negative buoyancy, but it's closer to 0, which means it's really easy to
> > lift 1-handed while tacking.
> > My crucible was an old cast iron pan from the thrift store.
> > You can even buy lead on Amazon:
> > http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Lead-Ingot-99-9-4-5lbs/dp/B001QV3JBO/
> > -J
> > On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:41 PM, andybrad2 <andybrad2@...> wrote:
> > > **
> > >
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any advice for what to back the cartopper centerboard
> > > with when pouring lead? In Instant Boats Payson suggests asbestos but I
> > > can't say I have any laying around.
> > > Also where do people get the lead to melt down? I was thinking bulk
> > > that people use to pack shotgun shells but that's more expensive then I
> > > thought it would be. Any other suggestions.
> > > Thanks
> > > andy
> > >
> > >
> > >
and the burnt wood prevents rot, Then I glassed and epoxied the lead
into place. It's still there 4 years later. Doug