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by prjacobs
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Mast step truss, inevitably:(
Replies: 154
Views: 141511

Re: Mast step truss, inevitably:(

Sailnumber 1069. I think the build is in 1976. Regards Jens Chr Mine is #1085, and I was told it was also a 1976 model. I'll rest easy now that I know what a truss of that vintage looks like. I check the shroud tension periodically with a Loos Gauge. Loose shrouds would be a good warning flag of a ...
by prjacobs
Fri May 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Mast step truss, inevitably:(
Replies: 154
Views: 141511

Re: Mast step truss, inevitably:(

Just curious .... what is the hull or sail number of your Ballad?
by prjacobs
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Beaching Legs
Replies: 6
Views: 11093

Re: Beaching Legs

Hi Arjuna, Sorry for the late reply. I have not yet made any legs for the Ballad, and put that project on the shelf for now. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has built a set. A nice set of " Yacht Legs " would be nice, but a bit too pricey for me. Hi Wolfee101, Nice picture of your Balla...
by prjacobs
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead
Replies: 8
Views: 13423

Re: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead

Mine is a 1976, hull 1085, not one with the suspect mast steps so yours probably isn't either. The only other thing I can think of is if the boat sat on it's keel (on land) for an extended period of time, and that the bulkhead-to-boat rib bolts are either loose or the holes very worn... something to...
by prjacobs
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead
Replies: 8
Views: 13423

Re: Hull bulging and cracking under main bulkhead

Hi, Is it an early model Ballad? You may have mast step issues as outlined in this post.
Peter.
by prjacobs
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: Ballad build numbers by year
Replies: 2
Views: 11311

Re: Ballad build numbers by year

Welcome to the forum. My Ballad is number 1085, and I believe it's a 1976 model, no mast step issues as determined by drilling a few small holes and using a bore scope such as this one to examine the area. I'd be a bit wary of a seller that discourages further inspection. If you get serious about th...
by prjacobs
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: bushing below the waterline
Replies: 3
Views: 8329

Re: bushing below the waterline

Here is some more about thru-hull installation. This is what I did. Most of my method was copied from here , except for the way the backing plate-to-seacock studs were installed. I wanted to install flush mount thru-hulls, but the original fittings had a very narrow lip compared to the replacements,...
by prjacobs
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: bushing below the waterline
Replies: 3
Views: 8329

Re: bushing below the waterline

Hi, Welcome to the Ballad Forum, and congratulations on your new boat. I did a similar job on my Ballad. The original thru-hulls are called "flush" thru-hulls, as opposed to surface mount ones. When I removed mine I found the replacement fittings had a different shape so the fibreglass had to be gro...
by prjacobs
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Looking for a Stanchion Base
Replies: 0
Views: 13618

Looking for a Stanchion Base

Recently while at anchor another boat caught my lifeline and bent the midship's stanchion badly. I've managed to straighten the stanchion, but the base was split. I had it welded up but it's pretty ugly and of questionable strength. If anyone has a spare base, or maybe an alternative idea, please le...
by prjacobs
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Beaching Legs
Replies: 6
Views: 11093

Re: Beaching Legs

Old post ... here I go again :lol: In the end I found a beach site that I could dry out on, leaning against a couple of pilings, and changed the transducer. I do a haul-out every second year, with a diver in between to give the bottom a scrub and to change the zincs. I liked the independence of havi...