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  • in reply to: Need a "Painkiller"? #225163

    Ken Page
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    $56,900 — For Sale — Painkiller. A very sound deal. Email or call 603-203-1730

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

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  • in reply to: Need a "Painkiller"? #225044

    Ken Page
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    Painkiller needs a new lover. She’s sitting comfortable in her private slip on the Nuese River. Seriously for sale at a reduced price. Call only. Ken 603-203-1730

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

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  • in reply to: Chainplate source #224336

    Ken Page
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    Here’s some more on butyl rubber (my go to choice for stanchions and chainplates). 35ish yrs ago when I started in the marine industry as the only machinist on a custom built carvel planked 65′ schooner I had the opportunity to help make most wood casting molds for “all” custom bronze fittings for the entire vessel. From stuffing box and pintals etc, to hanging knees, all deck fittings, chainplates (stock), hause pipes, bulwark knees, mast hoops, gaff jaws and every other fitting for all the spars. I machined and fit all those rough castings to the vessel and spars (the boss occasionally chipped in too). I then got to fit and install them on the boat. Every deck fitting from the knees to the massive gammon iron, they had me bed with butyl rubber. Below waterline fittings we used this “new stuff” 5200. Dolfinite was the bedding of choice for most of the spars. I am familiar with butyl tape, it’s what I use, but back then we had it in 10oz tubes. Man was that stuff a bitch to work with. I was told it will last for years and stay flexible but you should always rebed your deck fitting every 5 years and this stuff keeps that job easy even if you….go a little long in your maintenance. It’s true I didn’t know a wee bit of anything about boats backs then, but after 5 boats of my own and countless hours working in boatyards year after year for pretty damn fancy yachts, butyl is still my go to caulking for the deck. Just my humble opinion guys. Good Luck.
    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Chainplate source #224332

    Ken Page
    Participant

    Rich, after looking at those pics, your boat definitely had some serious leakage at the chain plates. Fortunately for me “Painkiller’s” under deck chain plate area was only lightly stained, from minor leaking. All bulkhead covering and woodwork untainted. The same with when I redid all my stanchion bases, only one base had sign of leaking below, but still only stains and slight wood deterioration at top of bulkhead. But…at every stanchion base the deckcore was rotten at different levels. Good luck with the rest of your restoration.

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Chainplate source #224323

    Ken Page
    Participant

    You can also do as I did, order a full length piece of good quality stock and cut to length and radius on the tops yourself. I did it with a hack saw (few blades) and a grinder and finished up with a mill file. Then to a machine shop to just drill the holes, Save you a lot of money

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Prop Strut Mount #224322

    Ken Page
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    I don’t think you need any mold release or anything. After I dug out the whole cavity and exposed the strut bolts etc I just scraped all leftover residue from whatever was in there to begin with and all the 5200 that the PO had tried to fill it with. I mixed up some west system epoxy and used #410 filler compound. #410 when mixed with a single pump of epoxy easily quadruples it’s filling capacity. It’s design is for easy sanding and fairing. I “wet out” (just brush a light coating of straight mixed epoxy) the whole area to be filled including the metal, then filled with #410 mixed to the consistency of peanut butter, very thick and no drooping. After it dried I fared with power sander, long board etc to be fair with hull. Final operation a good thick coat of straight mixed epoxy to use as a water barrier. Absolutely guaranteed good to go. I’ve removed many a piece of hardware in various boat yards and with this application the next guy only has to somewhat easily chisel it all out.

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: New to the forum and in the market for a 424 #223777

    Ken Page
    Participant

    Hi Streetgang, My wife and I are presently ending a 4 year cruise
    aboard Painkiller, a 1981 424. We are presently in the leewards now
    headed west to Florida over the next two or three months and are
    “considering” selling. I have done some major overhaul and upgrades to
    hull and machinery most of it documented by pictures and text. If you
    want to converse further please use this address, vickykenr@gmail.com
    and put Painkiller in the subject box. Most recent photo included, just launched after haul-out Carriacou, Grenada.

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

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  • in reply to: Mast Pulpits – contact for fabricator? #222948

    Ken Page
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    Evan,

    ……Oh yes, they should be(lol)…My previous owner was one of the originals who bought a set of these pulpits.They are priceless for any offshore work, every time I snuggle my butt into one at sea, my body relaxes and thanks my buddy.Earl(PO)…If another group of buyers can come together and convince the original fabricator to build another order at a reasonable price, everybody will go away smiling.

    Ken
    s/vPAINKILLER
    hull#91
    presently-Grenada

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Boat Insurance #222730

    Ken Page
    Participant
    Good for you Ben, I'm glad you got something back. I almost sailed out of Norfolk into the baby's teeth of that storm (Bob) but returned from the Bay Bridge and Tunnel penniless (last $$ spent on charts of Maryland and New Jersey(insurance) hoping for a 3 or 4 day single handed passage to Newport) before hunkering down up the Hampton river tied to every damn thing I could, and every anchor out. My insurance! Back in those days the insurance companies seemed to be OK with that lattitude that you were caught in. But now, since Bob and Sandy, they wrapped another one of their golden strings around our boating b**ls. just sayin' 

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Boat Insurance #222725

    Ken Page
    Participant
    Good luck David, to me it's a down right shame that we're led down a path and almost forced to insure. The marinas, haulouts, even moorings it seems push to benefit those shady upper level characters of the insurance companies that promise you payback if the worst happens, but in reality look for every flaw to not pay you back when needed. Without insurance, you believe in yourself and your abilities to keep your boat safe.Third world, feeling better all the time for me. I needed a rant, sorry.

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Boat Insurance #222720

    Ken Page
    Participant
    Yikes! I can't help but think of the thousands (and thousands) of dollars I never gave to insurance companies over all these years owning boats.  What a racket!

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Re-drilling chainplate holes #222186

    Ken Page
    Participant
    Rob.

    JMHO…..I see no problems with that…They look like half inch bolts in the new chainplates, so you're kicking it up a notch right there.

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Fix for chain jamming in locker? #222119

    Ken Page
    Participant
    Yes…installed a screw opening access port in my original deck chain locker….I'm.able to insert a piece of bamboo to knock the pile down every twenty-five feet or so….

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Keel Repairs Continue #221686

    Ken Page
    Participant
    Looks excellent, I didn't get many layers on in the inside, maybe 5, I managed about 8 on the outside. Hindsight, easier to lay up the inside (gravity) although we were  living aboard on the hard and a cold cold winter in North Florida. If I ever go in there again I'm going to lay 2 or 3 more biaxial layers vertically up the sides of the keel about 18″ or more along with a few more on the bottom. My fear is, if aground on a reef with the seas pounding the boat on it's side those sides of the keel will be exposed to coral heads. I examined a Hans Christian that went hard aground in St Croix similar to that I described and the boat got dragged fully over the reef and recovered, there was heavy gouging and scraping up to 10″ 15″ on it's side. Bulkheads might not be a bad idea.

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

  • in reply to: Profile problems #221633

    Ken Page
    Participant
    I just followed the link at the bottom of your email…”Update Profile”…took a look around all seemed well hit update and it confirmed that …I updated my profile. 

    Ken

    Taking what comes as I get it, using it all as much as I can and trying hard to leave all the shit behind.

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