Announcements
New Discussions
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
maintenance #101494
03/25/07 09:02 AM
03/25/07 09:02 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4
G
gilad Offline OP
stranger
gilad  Offline OP
stranger
G

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4
A problem that I have while I checked the boat (H16) is when I shake the boat side to side I can see some loosens in the connections between the hulls to the trampoline joints.
Does somebody have an idea how can I fix that? Tanks in advance
Gilad

-- Have You Seen This? --
Re: maintenance [Re: gilad] #101495
03/25/07 09:42 AM
03/25/07 09:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 27
Eastern Massachusetts
S
swanbike57 Offline
newbie
swanbike57  Offline
newbie
S

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 27
Eastern Massachusetts
The best way to fix this is to take these connections apart, clean them, and reassemble, packing the loosened joints with WEST system epoxy thickened with their high density filler. This is not a quick easy solution but it gives really high quality results.

Re: maintenance [Re: gilad] #101496
03/25/07 12:40 PM
03/25/07 12:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,582
“an island in the Pacific....
hobie1616 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
hobie1616  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,582
“an island in the Pacific....
If you don't want to make the connection permanent, cut an aluminum can into strips and use them as shims between the pylons and corner castings.


US Sail Level 2 Instructor
US Sail Level 3 Coach
Re: maintenance [Re: hobie1616] #101497
03/25/07 09:54 PM
03/25/07 09:54 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
Karl_Brogger Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Karl_Brogger  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
I prefer the aluminum can method, but epoxy will make a quieter fit. Some day you might have to pull a hull off and the epoxy makes that very difficult. I think it does an effective job of ending the squeeks, which drive me crazy if there isn't enoungh wind to distract me.


I'm boatless.
Re: maintenance [Re: Karl_Brogger] #101498
03/26/07 10:35 AM
03/26/07 10:35 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 306
St. Louis, MO
hobienick Offline
enthusiast
hobienick  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 306
St. Louis, MO
I second the shim idea. Yes, the glue is a solid fix, but anything permanant can come back to bite you. There really shouldn't be any squeaking with the shims in place. If there is add more shims to tighten up the joint.


Nick

Current Boat
Looking for one

Previous Boats
'84 H16
'82 H18 Magnum
'74 Pearson 30
St. Louis, MO

Moderated by  Damon Linkous 

Search

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 26 guests, and 86 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
toomanyhulls, madina9900, johngava, badcatsailor, wehnet
8119 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics22,395
Posts267,034
Members8,119
Most Online1,650
Sep 10th, 2019
--Advertisement--
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1