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Re: [bolger] Re: Pouring Lead

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  • Douglas Pollard
    ... I just let it burn the wood. It only burns about a sixteenth inch deep and the burnt wood prevents rot, Then I glassed and epoxied the lead into place.
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 9, 2012
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      On 09/09/2012 11:39 AM, Monies wrote:
      > I use aluminum foil to back my lead, lining the entire hole with it to
      > 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 bolger@yahoogroups.com <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
      > spills
      > > 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
      > shot
      > > > that people use to pack shotgun shells but that's more expensive then I
      > > > thought it would be. Any other suggestions.
      > > > Thanks
      > > > andy
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
      I just let it burn the wood. It only burns about a sixteenth inch deep
      and the burnt wood prevents rot, Then I glassed and epoxied the lead
      into place. It's still there 4 years later. Doug
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