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2563Re: [campernicholson] Genoa Track Blister repair

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  • Simon Rayfield
    Mar 1, 2004
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      Jim, Dale & Paula
      I 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. 
      #42 Dediou
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      Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 5:33 AM
      Subject: RE: [campernicholson] Genoa Track Blister repair

      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.


      S/V Alegria

      CN 35 - 68

      >From: "Dale_&_Paula"
      >Reply-To: campernicholson@yahoogroups.com
      >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"

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