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Centerboard Weight

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:00 pm
by joewis
Glen-L used to sell a cast iron cenertboard weight for a Glen-L 14 sail boat. Does anyone know if there is one to be had?

Re: Centerboard Weight

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:13 am
by Bill Edmundson
Joe

Try Glen-L they may have a source for you.

Bill

Re: Centerboard Weight

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:52 pm
by Gayle Brantuk
Joe--we no longer make the centerboard weight but we do have some options on our website:
http://www.glen-l.com/glen-l-14-centerboard/

Re: Centerboard Weight

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:26 am
by Rational Root
A video of me pouring the lead for a Glen-L 14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnukrGeS5ug

It's not that hard.

Re: Centerboard Weight

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:43 am
by DrBryanJ
Pretty cool Dave. Looks like it worked out well. Interesting how the smoke from the burning wood boiled through the lead.

Re: Centerboard Weight

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:40 am
by Rational Root
If I was doing it again, I'd scorch the wood first with a blowtorch, to remove any moisture & volatiles.

Also Make sure that
  • the handle of the saucepan is METAL
  • the handle is strong enough to cope with the weight of the lead
  • nothing is wet*
  • no trip hazards
  • no pets or children
  • a fire extinguisher handy
  • welding gloves & apron are handy
You get the idea. It's quite safe, so long as you realize how dangerous it is and behave appropriately.

* if you spill molten lead on anything damp, the water flashes to steam under lead. This sprays molten lead everywhere, which is then often followed by prolonged screaming.