1961 HALBERG-RASSY P-28

by DON
(MARSHALL MI.)

1961 HALLBERG-RASSY P-28 HULL #93

Needs a lot of T.L.C has had a of of work done but much more to go.

Considering cold molding below waterline where planking has been removed.

Any comments on this would be helpful and welcomed.

Thanks Don
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1960 mahogany Mason with cold mold bottom
by: Graham

I used cold molding to replace the bottom of my 1960 Mason mahogany lapstrake.

I removed the old plywood strips, sistered or replaced the ribs from the waterline to the keel and rebuilt the bottom using three layers of 1/8 mahogany marine plywood.

The first ply was bonded to the ribs and subsequent plys were bonded to the previous layer.

The original bottom was 3/8 ply so the thickness was the same but the construction turned out to be enormously more rigid.

I was a bit worried that the new rigid hull would put stress on the ribs where the new bottom met the old lapstrakes so I filleted the joins of the lapstrakes to make the topsides more rigid.

I have been using the boat for about 10 years now and am very pleased with the result.

Boat has been sold
by: DON

I realized repairing this boat was beyond my talents and decided to sell.

After a year of looking for the right buyer the boat has been sold and went to Chicago to a Wooden boat restoration school to be used as a class project where students can learn wooden boat repair and restorations,

Thanks to all who commented and gave me advice along the way.
Don


"CHINESE JUNK"
by: Don Boat Owner

Charles Thanks for the Link.

That method is kind of of what I was thinking about doing, But all information I have gathered strongly suggests NOT doing it that way,Including this site!

Apparently the planking can move and will break the bond between the wood planking and the cloth/epoxy.

I would rather do this method rather than the cotton and putty.

Maybe others can chime in with their opinions, And experience.

Thanks Again

As of now I have done nothing, Except consider making a bar out of the boat. I probably get more use out of it that way anyway.

Don


Re-planking vs cold moulding
by: Mike Cochran

I'd have to agree that replanking and epoxy sounds a lot easier.

I am renovating a 1957, P-28 which had a lot of hull problems.

You can see the photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/

It was a bit of work but is looking pretty good now.

Best of luck with your P-28.


Cold Molding
by: Mike

I’m sure it could be done, Don.

But how would you treat the joint between the cold molded section and the original planks?

I can’t help thinking that just replacing the planks would be a simpler job.

Or how about strip planking?

Mike

the bestway
by: charles gatchell

http://www.keysyachts.com/page10a.html



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