Keel glue up and lead pour

Welcome to PocketShip.net! This bulletin board is for builders of the Chesapeake Light Craft-John C. Harris "PocketShip" design, a 15-foot micro cruiser sailboat built from a kit or plans.

For more information on PocketShip, click here: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship

This site gathers PocketShip builders in one place. Here you can share photos, tips, questions, and---eventually---your sailing adventures in PocketShip! CLC will also post design updates and tips here as they come up.

We'll try to knock down spam as quickly as possible.

Moderator: John C. Harris

Forum rules
Spam or commercial posts will be deleted.
This is a civil forum: no flames or drunken tirades.
Please stay on-topic.
PocketShip's Web Page: http://www.clcboats.com/pocketship
If you need CLC customer service: http://www.clcboats.com/forms/contact_us.html
We'll try to delete spam as soon as it appears.

Keel glue up and lead pour

Postby SMHolmans on Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Well, I'm making progress and learning a lot as I go … but two more questions for you guys.

1. The manual says to glue up both sides of the centre board case in one go. Is there a good reason for this, apart from saving time? I'm tempted to glue one side at a time. I know it will take longer but I would have a lot less going on at once in a place where accuracy is paramount. I want a straight keel!

2. I have been looking for a cast iron vessel for the lead melt and pour, to no avail. What other vessels have people used? Is an old saucepan any good?

Many thanks.
SMHolmans
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 am
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Re: Keel glue up and lead pour

Postby TassiePete on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:16 am

I don't think it matters whether you do this glue-up in one hit or in two. Given that you have a lot of working time before the expose starts to cure, there is also plenty of time to line things up. There is no problem doing it all at once. One little tip: When you set all the clamps into place, leave a bit of room where the epoxy will squeeze out. It is easier to remove with a paint scraper while the glue is still green.

I used a cheap stainless steel cooking pot and a camping stove. The pot worked really well, because the lead did not stick to the pot. The fire could have had a bit more oomph. I think a single double ring (a turkey fryer ?) would be the way to go. I used several batches of a about a pint each ...

Lead_2.JPG
Lead_2.JPG (87.49 KiB) Viewed 134 times


Cheers,

Peter
TassiePete
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 4:31 am
Location: Port Huon, Tasmania ( Down Under )

Re: Keel glue up and lead pour

Postby SMHolmans on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Thanks Peter. That's really helpful.

Steve
SMHolmans
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:38 am
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Return to PocketShip Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron