Follow This Project On Facebook

Lately I have just not had time to post updates to this blog. I do post activity on this project more frequently on Facebook. If you are interested in whats happening, I encourage you to click 'Like' on the Facebook badge below. Or go to http://www.facebook.com/westsail42/

Posts to this blog will happen infrequently, if at all. The blog will remain accessible for historical purposes.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Forward Hawse Pipes are In

Finished installing them last week. Also shown is a sample section of PlastTEAK on the caprail. I know, I know, it doesn't look as good as nice varnished teak, but that is just the point. As much as I appreciate nice looking varnished teak, I DONT WANT to spend time varnishing teak. Hawsepipe installation required a bit of tweaking. The starboard side bulwark was a little too thick than the max width of the hawsepipe, by about 1/8 of an inch, such that it did not fully "mate" with the other half. So I added a little extra Sikaflex in between to act as a gasket. And, the port side was a little too thin, so some of the pipe had to be ground off to get a good mate. All sealed with Sikaflex. The hawsepipes are polished 316 stainless steel from ABI, a company which is no longer. These were the last ones in stock from my supplier. Next I have two hawsecleats, also from ABI, to install amidships.
Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Paul said...

Have you been following your fellow W42 Fiona's try at the Northwest Passage?

Eric is having a bit of a tough time.

One of his crew also has a pretty decent blog.


Paul Kessinger

The Incredible Hull said...

I like the fake teak toe rail!!!

Jack said...

Great blog and pics. Thanks for the extra effort to share with us.
If you have not decided on an engine yet, take a look at the Buck Marine diesel. Simple, powerful, easy to maintain and such. It's a new engine but he definitely has the right ideas for simple.

Jack