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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 02 Dec 2012 16:10 #13058

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I understand, however, if you had a piece of aluminum that was long enough to span the whole transom I assume you would have gone that route.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 02 Dec 2012 16:04 #13056

Well John, for several reasons. First off. All of my aluminum comes in 2ft x 4ft pieces. The transom is 52" across . Those pieces were made to repair damage from someone installing screen door iron handles on the boat. As far as strength. That is the job of the transom boards. ;)

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 02 Dec 2012 15:45 #13053

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Mark,
I am wondering why you decided to make your transom repair using two pieces of aluminum rather than just using one large piece that would go all the way across?

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 02 Dec 2012 05:03 #13037

Troy. The transom was damaged by someone installing a ferric handle . It ate all the way through the transom. To retain and enhance the strength of the 1/8th transom , two 1/8 pieces will sandwich the original transom. The original is treated with Zinc 800 to prevent further corrosion. I inverted the photo's for comfort of view. The starboard splice had to have a window cut into it to allow view or the original of the Hull ID number. The window will have a glass insert to protect the number.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 02 Dec 2012 00:33 #13009

Howdy "Eagle,"

Am I getting this correct, are you going to patch over all the 'zinc chromate?'

Nice job as always!

Sincerely,

Troy

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 01 Dec 2012 22:14 #12999

I removed all of the scale from the transom. Then I applied three coats of zinc Chromate 800 inside and out. The four patch panels are all drilled and Cleco'd in place. The flush patch is riveted to the inside transom patch. I started to Rivet the pieces in place with 3/16 Brazier rivets and I didn't like the look. So I ordered 400 more 5/32 Brazier , 3/16 universal head and 3/16 100 degree countersunk rivets. I'm on hold for another week on finishing the transom.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 29 Nov 2012 23:08 #12907

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Eagle Keeper wrote: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2 ... arship.jpg


Yeah I see the resemblence, no...

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 29 Nov 2012 20:11 #12903

Sure John. This series of Vagabond has a very low aspect ratio. The boat is long ,narrow and shallow. The first time I saw the boat from a side profile,,it was very sleek and sexy. An image popped into my mind at that moment. The image was of a Naboo Royal Cruiser. Although a whimsical ship,,it is none the less stunning. ;)
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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 29 Nov 2012 19:40 #12902

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Mark, Can you explain what Naboo stands for? I know the boat is a Vagabond.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 29 Nov 2012 18:35 #12899

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Eagle Keeper wrote: My son Brendon came down for Thanksgiving. He stayed today to tackle the cracked Stringers on the Naboo ! We drilled and shot over 150 rivets to make the repair. In the end we were shooting a rivet every 5 seconds. It's just practice !



dont end up shooting yourself!

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