2563Re: [campernicholson] Genoa Track Blister repair
- Mar 1, 2004Jim, Dale & PaulaI have this job to do as well and have been putting it off! A 'liveaboard gypsy' I know (who was good with GRP repairs and colour matching), but have now lost contact with, did this job on a Nic 40. I remember he told me that the primary problem was the encapsulated aluminium (which we all know about), more important was the fact that he replaced this with a substantial wooden strip. I think he used teak as this is unlikely to expand or contract and also will not cause a chemical reaction in the GRP.Now, just throwing ideas into the pot - Has anyone considered removing the existing track and raised support section, grind the deck flush, make good the cut-out section with GRP. Then get a shipwright to make a shaped, new raised deck section for the track to screw onto out of teak and bolt the whole assembly through the deck with a stainless steel underdeck backing plate.My concern with repairs of this type is getting an acceptable deck finish with the GRP after the repair.Simon#42 Dediou----- Original Message -----From: JIM TEIPENSent: Monday, March 01, 2004 5:33 AMSubject: RE: [campernicholson] Genoa Track Blister repair>From: "Dale_&_Paula">Reply-To: email@example.com>To:>Subject: [campernicholson] Genoa Track Blister repair>Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 15:27:26 -0500>>Hello All,>>I am planning on removing genoa tracks on "Celestine" Nich 35 No.63>for the purpose of repairing blisters in vicinity of tracks. I have a>pretty good idea of what is involved. I am looking for any "been there>done thats.">>Dale and Paula Beaver>"S/V Celestine">Boston>
Dale and Paula,
We are about to start this same project. Taking the tracks off is pretty straightforward involving the removal of the the backing plates which means quite a bit of the cabinetry in the galley and nav station areas has to be dismantled first.
Are you going to refit the original tracks or replace it with a new one? I want to replace the old genoa cars but haven't decided yet whether to replace the tracks. The old ones are a bit nicked up but probably still serviceable.
CN 35 - 68
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