I picked up a Prism yesterday with full wood trim. The hull is pristine, but the wood was left go. The lady said she put it outside for about 3 months. Didn't take long. Should refinish nicely, and looks like there is a strip of (possibly) teak between the ash.
I removed the outwales and it appears they were somewhat glued on? Does anyone know if that is the case? I wouldn't think they should be.
The hull material is trimmed short of the top of the wood and then sandwiched between the inwale and outwale. Then that space was filled in flush with the wood with something hard and brittle. Anyone know if that is just epoxy? I am thinking epoxy with wood dust to make a fillet would work well?
In the air tanks at the ends there is a rubber grommet of sorts with a hole in it. What goes in the hole to plug it? I guess this is removed for storage?
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Air tanks have a relief valve|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-18-13 9:22 AM (EST)
to allow expansion and contraction of the float tanks. Without that valve there could be pressure on the tanks and they could crack.
wood trimmed boats|
Posted by: pblanc on Aug-18-13 9:34 AM (EST)
Posted by: windwalker on Aug-18-13 11:04 AM (EST)
The rubber grommet in the air tanks has a hole in it, not really a valve per say. You are saying that I can see into the tank through the hole in the grommet is ok? My hemlock and Curtis boats don't have anything for pressure?
Posted by: pblanc on Aug-18-13 11:56 AM (EST)
Posted by: windwalker on Aug-18-13 12:22 PM (EST)
Next question- I want to add a foot brace. It looks as if there are 4 metal plates under the Kevlar at two of the foam ribs on each side. I'm guessing this is where the factory brace would have been installed had it had one. Can I just pop rivet into these plates from the inside without going through the hull with a bolt or such?
Posted by: njsurfboat on Aug-19-13 9:00 AM (EST)
Dont sell yourself short, use the wenonah adjustable footbrace. Under $30. ive intalled them in about 6 boats including rear facing rowboats. I usually make or use a pvc footboard that clips to the crossbar and also has legs that rest on the floor. You need the adjustability to move the brace an inch or two fore and aft to dial in the perfect position. Just installed in a cane seat slipper solo. Moved the brace a half dozen time until it felt right. Then you change it for different conditions, or barefoot vs different shoes.
Inwales are glued in :/ |
Posted by: Kanoo on Aug-19-13 4:20 AM (EST)
That's the way they do it. Not my favorite system.
Posted by: windwalker on Aug-19-13 6:36 AM (EST)
Thanks for confirming.
I haven't mounted a footbrace |
Posted by: pblanc on Aug-19-13 10:07 AM (EST)
in a Wenonah, but I am pretty sure the metal inserts in the ribs are there specifically for mounting a footbrace with pop rivets.
Posted by: jesse59 on Aug-19-13 11:10 AM (EST)
Wenonah pop rivets those in place along with most seat components