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by Keith 66
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting keel shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 21619

Re: Fitting keel shoes

One of the sabres in our club recently lost a keel shoe in the mud & it must still be there! Im pretty sure they were stuck on with polyester or gelcoat filler. I assume that Brue yachts would have had moulds but these will be long gone now. You could lay up extra glass straight onto the keels t...
by Keith 66
Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window Refurb
Replies: 1
Views: 5803

Re: Window Refurb

And then i broke the last one......Just touched the edge of the glass on the vice & kaboom It exploded. Toughened glass does this if you are not careful!
So friday it was a trip out to Technautic at Burnham to give them a pattern for a new glass.
by Keith 66
Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window Refurb
Replies: 1
Views: 5803

Window Refurb

Third time for Sabreuse's windows. When we bought her in 2010 her original alloy windows were very leaky & corroded & we replaced them with new ones around 2011-12. We purchased new ones from Technautic at Burnham & they fitted well & have served well. About 4 years ago we noticed th...
by Keith 66
Sun Nov 12, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballast ratio
Replies: 2
Views: 6964

Re: Ballast ratio

And i can say that I have put our fin keelers rail under quite a few times. Thats when she is telling you to put a reef in!
by Keith 66
Sun Aug 20, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubbing strake repair needed
Replies: 1
Views: 6423

Re: Rubbing strake repair needed

If its an early Sabre the Gap under the lip of the deck moulding was filled with a wooden filler strip at the bow, On later boats the hull mould was altered so the filler strip wasnt required. On our boat i had to replace the rubbing bands & raked out the filler from under the lip & filled i...
by Keith 66
Mon Aug 14, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boarding ladder options
Replies: 3
Views: 6920

Re: Boarding ladder options

I recently replaced the boarding ladder on our boat, it was a cheap folding one that was bolted on at the top only. It was replaced by a decent one that came out of a skip! Four stud fixing through the transom, It is worth remembering that the deck & rear of cockpit moulding has a gap of approx ...
by Keith 66
Fri May 12, 2023 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg (soundness of)
Replies: 4
Views: 7773

Re: Skeg (soundness of)

They do flex a bit & if its not cracked anywhere should be ok. My boat had spent 20 years plus sitting in a Kent mud berth when not sailing so its not surprising the skeg was filled with mud. The osmosis was so bad i had to replace it, but as i say that boat was in poor condition when i got her....
by Keith 66
Fri May 12, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeg (soundness of)
Replies: 4
Views: 7773

Re: Skeg (soundness of)

As Ken says, The fin keel skeg is a separate moulding that fits into a moulded recess in the hull. It is bedded on Polyester filler & secured with a ring of about 20 csk stainless steel machine screws they were glassed over on the inside & the outside join was also glassed over & faired....
by Keith 66
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original Window frames wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 8572

Re: Original Window frames wanted

There is no point fitting 40 - 50 year old frames even if you can find a set, as they are likely to have lost all their anodising & have corrosion issues.
Technautic made a new set of windows up for our boat 12 years ago & they have been good, now need resealing though.
by Keith 66
Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sail Costs
Replies: 11
Views: 23731

Re: New Sail Costs

Sail comes off every year when we haul out. I can only think cheap webbing was used.
Just had a good chat with Kemps & have a quote & list of options. The lesson is Buy cheap buy twice!