186Re: Rigging Questions
- Sep 2, 1998Regarding the Blake seacocks. When you haul in the Fall, Remove the
compression collars and wack at the barrel with a rubber mallet. Next try
penetrating oil. You do need to get them working, just in case.
Re Hatches: I believe all came with two hatches with a third small one in
the head an option (mine has one). They did have a raise molding. Perhaps
someone wanted to replace the salon one with a bigger one? On my boat the
hatch in the Main salon and the V berth are the same size.
S/V Dark Lady
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> Subject: [campernicholson] Re: Rigging Questions
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> The inner forestay on our C/N 35 Alegria connects to a deck plate
> just behind
> the windlass. The deck plate is reinforced from underneath the
> deck with a
> 3/8 inch aluminum plate. This plate has been slightly notched
> out in order to
> fit around the windlass parts below deck. There is a short stay
> with a turn
> buckle connected to this underdeck plate and extending down
> through the wooden
> bottom partition of the forepeak storage area to another 3/8 inch aluminum
> plate which has been glassed on it's edge into the stem of the boat. The
> forestay itself extends from just below the masthead (steaming)
> light on the
> mast. It is in two pieces. When not in use the the longer part
> of the stay
> is stored along the forward part of the mast. In order to use
> it, there is a
> short detachable extension with a lever tensioner which is used.
> This set up
> was installed by the previous owner supposedly under discussion
> and guidance
> from the Camper Nicholsons yard.
> Relating to some of our more recent projects, we have just
> finished recovering
> most of the cushions on Alegria with a navy Sunbrella material. The main
> salon berths are done and we just finished all of the vee berths
> last night
> which just leaves the watch seat and the little padded thing on
> the front of
> the nav table yet to do. It's been a lot of work, mostly for Anne, but it
> sure does look nice.
> I'm wondering if anyone has had some experience with the Blake seacocks.
> Alegria has only two of the originals, one on the head inlet and
> the other on
> the head outlet. The head inlet was very difficult to turn but
> it took only a
> little WD-40 to make it right. The outlet is completely frozen
> in the open
> position which makes me nervous. I've tried various penetrating
> such as WD- 40, T-9 and Corrosion Block but can't budge it.
> Would anyone have
> any ideas here?
> Also, can anyone tell me if the 35's originally came with two
> deck hatches?
> Alegria has a large hatch in the forepeak area the base of which is raised
> slightly and molded into the deck . They only way this hatch
> could ever leak
> would be around the rubber gasket. The second hatch is over the
> dinette table
> with just a whole cut through the deck and the hatch glassed in.
> This leaves
> a seam at deck level which does leak and which I'm working on
> now. I can't
> figure out why CN would do it this way especially since the
> forward hatch is
> molded in. I can only guess that the hatch in the main salon was added at
> some point.
> S/V Alegria
> C/N 35 # 68
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