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Outboard Sled Question
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Galway Bay Oct 29, 2013.

Lightweight netting beams?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Sheridan Apr 13, 2011.

Pahi beam attachment
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement Sep 27, 2010.

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Brett Parker replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Hi there I have used silica flour(finely ground up sand) and epoxy. I am very happy with this using it on the bottom of my keels, skegs and rudders. I also applied it a little way up the keel(around 80 mm) because the keels sink down into the sand…"
May 29, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Oh, I wanted to share this Chinese source with you: Ningbo Seawell Marine, Zhejiang, China, contact: "Lily", tel; 0086-18094544332. They have a large boat assessories catalogue; ex. ABS rectangular portholes, $27(you could do much better…"
May 27, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Hi; when you get to that point, consider the cheaper - and simpler - solution which Hans used: metal strips (I  used stainless 304, 2cmx3mm) encased in a couple layers of epoxy/cloth). Kevlar doesn't protect against impact...Oh, and yeah,…"
May 27, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"Hi Pat: What Hans means by "collision shoot" is the German word for 'bulkhead' (schott)."
May 26, 2015
dennis schneider replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
May 26, 2015
Tam Dl replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"What I did on a small cat was to build up epoxy to the thickness the screws require to hold the metal strips, but without penetrating into the wood.  This uses a lot of epoxy, but it does ensure no wood gets penetrated.  I based the…"
Jun 10, 2014
Omar M. Rashash replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"It's not that it will crack, the glued joint will simply fail. If you're going to experiment, this is probably the place to do it. I was specifically taught to not use epoxy with white oak. Our lead boat building instructer was a fifth…"
Jun 6, 2014
Budget Boater replied to Frank Olsen's discussion Keel protection
"I think a lot of people are missing a crucial point of having "sacrificial" keel protection. The idea is to sacrifice something in lieu of the keels. That to me means that it must be easily replaceable. If you are glassing in/on your wood…"
Jun 6, 2014

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I own a Wharram
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Pahi 31
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USA, Camano Island, WA

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At 3:21am on October 30, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Welcome to The Small Pahi Group. Thanks for introducing yourself. Your story has many parallels to my own. Once you take a boat out for "improvements" it is hard to get it back into the water.....Best of luck for 2014 !!

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