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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 3386

karkauai
 

I've looked at the local big box stores for a "chipper" or electric chisel, but haven't found anything. I'll look on line when I get home tomorrow.
Thanks again ,
Kent

On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:48 PM, Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@yahoo.com> wrote:

Do you have access to a tool rental shop? You might try to find an electric "chipper". It's a small, hand-held hammer that accepts various bits. Often used to remove tile from counters/floors. I know you said you have limited access but maybe you can use it with one hand and not have to do the swinging action with a mallet. Another idea is to not use your windlass to haul the chain out but use block and tackle back to your winch. Lifting the whole mass to the top of the chain locker and then dropping it a few times might break it up.

Dennis
sv Libertad
On Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:24 AM, "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Amel Yacht Owners - Forum for owners of Amel sailboats Group
15 Messages Digest #3386
1a Feeling secure by gegcarter
1b Re: Feeling secure by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
1c Re: Feeling secure by "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
2a Prop Shaft Electrolysis by karkauai
2b Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis by "sailormon" kimberlite1212
3a Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by karkauai
3b Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "haspeter.baettig" hanspeterbaettig
3c Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
3d Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
3e Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
3f Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
3g Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
3h Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
3i Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Roque"
3j Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
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1a Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am (PDT) . Posted by: gegcarter
I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
on Guma
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1b Re: Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:44 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
That's a very creative way of solving that issue Keith. I'm impressed.
Kent

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On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:42 AM, <gegcarter@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
on Guma

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1c Re: Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:40 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
Very nice done! What a good idea!

But we can't figure out the lock solution. Can you post a better picture on that?

Regards
Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila. SM 232

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28 mar 2014 kl. 10:42 skrev gegcarter@yahoo.co.uk:

I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
on Guma

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2a Prop Shaft Electrolysis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:00 pm (PDT) . Posted by: karkauai
I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years. She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL
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2b Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "sailormon" kimberlite1212
Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years. She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL

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3a Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:03 pm (PDT) . Posted by: karkauai
I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3b Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:30 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "haspeter.baettig" hanspeterbaettig
Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

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Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL

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3c Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:38 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL

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On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:

Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3d Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:18 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
Kent,

What about something like Boeshield RustFree Rust and Stain Remover?
Perhaps a multiple application to a specific area will give you the break
you need to get the ball small enough.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:



Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


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On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a
littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:



I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


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3e Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a
mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:



Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a
littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:



I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


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3f Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:50 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:

Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3g Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:16 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

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28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:

Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3h Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com> wrote:

Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3i Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:17 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Roque"
Alternatives to think about:

1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
escreveu:



Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm
and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','kanalmamman@hotmail.com');>>
wrote:



Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda
blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','mcerdos@gmail.com');>>
wrote:



Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a
mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
wrote:


Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch');>>
wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is
a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL

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3j Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
What does everyone think about Hydrochloric acid? No damage to the hull? Fumes? How to get rid of it afterward?

Not sure what the heat gun would do???

I don't understand what you're talking about with electrolysis?

Thanks, Roque,
Kent

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On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Roque <ediroque@gmail.com> wrote:

Alternatives to think about:


1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> escreveu:

Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com> wrote:


Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

Craig Briggs
 

Kent,
PS - I see several posts are expressing concern about HCl (aka muriatic acid) damaging fiberglass.  It doesn't.  Think back about glass beakers in chemistry lab, no problemo.  Hydrochloric acid is our friend. Get the highest concentration you can - "Brick cleaner" Muriatic is good at 30%-ish concentration - not the wussy diluted "cleaners" at 10-ish%. Run it through your toilet plumbing regularly.  Wash your hull with it to remove the brown stains. Scrub those pesky rust stains on the deck with it. Do sip it in moderation, although it will perk up a Rum Sundowner and we've already got lot's in our stomachs.  And it instantly dissociates in sea water - so when you pump it out with your bilge pump it is "green" as can be.
Cheers,
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 3386

karkauai
 

Thanks for your idea Dennis . I've put a lot of tension on it with an extra halyard which doesn't budge it.
Kent

On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:48 PM, Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@yahoo.com> wrote:

Do you have access to a tool rental shop? You might try to find an electric "chipper". It's a small, hand-held hammer that accepts various bits. Often used to remove tile from counters/floors. I know you said you have limited access but maybe you can use it with one hand and not have to do the swinging action with a mallet. Another idea is to not use your windlass to haul the chain out but use block and tackle back to your winch. Lifting the whole mass to the top of the chain locker and then dropping it a few times might break it up.

Dennis
sv Libertad
On Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:24 AM, "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Amel Yacht Owners - Forum for owners of Amel sailboats Group
15 Messages Digest #3386
1a Feeling secure by gegcarter
1b Re: Feeling secure by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
1c Re: Feeling secure by "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
2a Prop Shaft Electrolysis by karkauai
2b Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis by "sailormon" kimberlite1212
3a Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by karkauai
3b Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "haspeter.baettig" hanspeterbaettig
3c Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
3d Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
3e Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
3f Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
3g Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
3h Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
3i Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Roque"
3j Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Messages
1a Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am (PDT) . Posted by: gegcarter
I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
on Guma
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1b Re: Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:44 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
That's a very creative way of solving that issue Keith. I'm impressed.
Kent

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On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:42 AM, <gegcarter@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
on Guma

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1c Re: Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:40 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
Very nice done! What a good idea!

But we can't figure out the lock solution. Can you post a better picture on that?

Regards
Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila. SM 232

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28 mar 2014 kl. 10:42 skrev gegcarter@yahoo.co.uk:

I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
on Guma

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2a Prop Shaft Electrolysis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:00 pm (PDT) . Posted by: karkauai
I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years. She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL
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2b Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "sailormon" kimberlite1212
Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of karkauai@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years. She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL

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3a Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:03 pm (PDT) . Posted by: karkauai
I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3b Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:30 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "haspeter.baettig" hanspeterbaettig
Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL

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3c Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:38 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:

Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3d Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:18 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
Kent,

What about something like Boeshield RustFree Rust and Stain Remover?
Perhaps a multiple application to a specific area will give you the break
you need to get the ball small enough.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:



Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a
littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:



I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


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3e Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a
mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:



Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a
littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:



I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


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3f Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:50 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:

Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3g Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:16 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:

Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3h Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com> wrote:

Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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3i Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:17 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Roque"
Alternatives to think about:

1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
escreveu:



Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm
and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','kanalmamman@hotmail.com');>>
wrote:



Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda
blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','mcerdos@gmail.com');>>
wrote:



Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a
mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
wrote:


Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch');>>
wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is
a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL

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3j Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "Kent Robertson" karkauai
What does everyone think about Hydrochloric acid? No damage to the hull? Fumes? How to get rid of it afterward?

Not sure what the heat gun would do???

I don't understand what you're talking about with electrolysis?

Thanks, Roque,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Roque <ediroque@gmail.com> wrote:

Alternatives to think about:


1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> escreveu:

Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com> wrote:


Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent, In the back of the owners manual there are pages that fold out with plumbing diagrams, etc and also drawings of the bow thruster, sail drive and many other drawings.

Do you have an owners manual?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I don't have it aboard, Eric. If anyone had it I'd appreciate it if you'd email me a copy . Karkauai at yahoo dot com.

Thanks again.

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:49 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I just looked for a drawing of the C drive. It must be in the books on Kimberlite.

From memory I believe it will be a big job.

 

Sorry,

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

 

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

 

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?

Thanks

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

karkauai
 

Interesting Eric, I've never gotten a year from my zincs.  I may have a stray current on my boat. Will have an electrician check it out.  Would appreciate any advice on how that is done.
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 9:52 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

My zincs last me a year and when I haul the boat annually  half of the zincs are still there.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 9:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Hi Kent I think the answers is loose power in the water if you're replacing your drinks every three months it in there there's either a big iron steel boat near you or somebody's leaking a lot of juice in the water then you should not a loser zincs every three months check with the marina call your insurance company

Regards 

Richard Piller

 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Mar 28, 2014, at 20:30, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

 

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

 

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?

Thanks

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

karkauai
 

Thanks Richard, I'll do that .
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 9:50 PM, Richard03801 <richard03801@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent I think the answers is loose power in the water if you're replacing your drinks every three months it in there there's either a big iron steel boat near you or somebody's leaking a lot of juice in the water then you should not a loser zincs every three months check with the marina call your insurance company

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Mar 28, 2014, at 20:30, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?
Thanks
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

karkauai
 

I don't have it aboard, Eric. If anyone had it I'd appreciate it if you'd email me a copy . Karkauai at yahoo dot com.
Thanks again.
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:49 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I just looked for a drawing of the C drive. It must be in the books on Kimberlite.

From memory I believe it will be a big job.

 

Sorry,

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

 

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

 

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?

Thanks

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

karkauai
 

Hmmm. I hadn't thought of trying to cut it into pieces.  I can only get one arm and my head in there, so trying to cut it seems very awkward at best.
I think when I turned the chain around a few years ago I should have had it re galvanized then ...I left 100 ft of poorly protected chain in the locker which is rarely used.
Enough said!
Kent



On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:47 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I do remember having ¼ inch of battery acid in the battery box at one time. It did no harm to the fiberglass. However that is sulphuric acid and you would be using hydrochloric.

My only thought is to get a good respirator and a fan to blow air into the anchor locker and add pounds of borax near the drain of the anchor locker and a bunch in the bilge in the engine room. Then use the hydrochloric acid.

 

Last hope is to use a cutoff grinder and cut the ball into pieces small enough to come out of the entry port. If I had this problem I would probably just cut the chain up and get a new chain.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

 

 

You mean keep it off of the hull?  Afraid there's no way to do that.

The battery compartment is fiberglass, too.  It's exposed to battery acid without problems.

Not sure what to think about that.

Thanks again, all ideas are appreciated.

Surely we have a chemist on the group???

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:25 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Dilute hydrochloric acid works on rust if you can somehow isolate the liquid from the boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

 

 

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 3386

sbmesasailor
 

Do you have access to a tool rental shop?  You might try to find an electric "chipper".  It's a small, hand-held hammer that accepts various bits.  Often used to remove tile from counters/floors.  I know you said you have limited access but maybe you can use it with one hand and not have to do the swinging action with a mallet. Another idea is to not use your windlass to haul the chain out but use block and tackle back to your winch.  Lifting the whole mass to the top of the chain locker and then dropping it a few times might break it up.

Dennis
sv Libertad

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:24 AM, "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

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Digest #3386

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Feeling secure by gegcarter
1b
Re: Feeling secure by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
1c
Re: Feeling secure by "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
2a
Prop Shaft Electrolysis by karkauai
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Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis by "sailormon" kimberlite1212
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Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by karkauai
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "haspeter.baettig" hanspeterbaettig
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Roque"
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker by "Kent Robertson" karkauai
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Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am (PDT) . Posted by:
gegcarter
I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
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Re: Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:44 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Kent Robertson" karkauai
That's a very creative way of solving that issue Keith. I'm impressed.
Kent
On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:42 AM, <gegcarter@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
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Re: Feeling secure
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:40 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
Very nice done! What a good idea!

But we can't figure out the lock solution. Can you post a better picture on that?

Regards
Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila. SM 232

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28 mar 2014 kl. 10:42 skrev gegcarter@yahoo.co.uk:

I have just posted photos of our new security system for the companionway. As you can see the feature can be used both when leaving the boat as a extra strength to locking the companionway and when inside the boat if you want air and wish to leave the companionway open but feel you are staying in perhaps a potentially unsafe anchorage.
Arcglow in Almerimar (Spain) can be contacted by email, arcglow@gmail.com, if anyone is interested.

Keith
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Prop Shaft Electrolysis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:00 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
karkauai
I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years. She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"sailormon" kimberlite1212
Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of karkauai@yahoo.com
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years. She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks. I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft. Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


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Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:03 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
karkauai
I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:30 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"haspeter.baettig" hanspeterbaettig
Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL

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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:38 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Kent Robertson" karkauai
Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL
On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:

Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:18 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
Kent,

What about something like Boeshield RustFree Rust and Stain Remover?
Perhaps a multiple application to a specific area will give you the break
you need to get the ball small enough.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:



Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


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On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a
littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:



I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Mark Erdos" captain_cucumber_head
Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a
mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:



Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


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On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a
littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:



I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:50 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Kent Robertson" karkauai
Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent
On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:

Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:16 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Ann-Sofie Svanberg" ladyannila
Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:

Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Kent Robertson" karkauai
Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent
On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com> wrote:

Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:17 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Roque"
Alternatives to think about:

1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
escreveu:



Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm
and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','kanalmamman@hotmail.com');>>
wrote:



Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda
blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','mcerdos@gmail.com');>>
wrote:



Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a
mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
wrote:


Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge
because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means
the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do
it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for
24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch');>>
wrote:



Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is
a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','karkauai@yahoo.com');>
:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is
rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of
PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now
I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL

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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
"Kent Robertson" karkauai
What does everyone think about Hydrochloric acid? No damage to the hull? Fumes? How to get rid of it afterward?

Not sure what the heat gun would do???

I don't understand what you're talking about with electrolysis?

Thanks, Roque,
Kent
On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Roque <ediroque@gmail.com> wrote:

Alternatives to think about:


1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room for this)

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> escreveu:

Been there and done that. Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com> wrote:


Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it. Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@gmail.com> wrote:


Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker. It won't budge because it's all rusted together. The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic. I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL


Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch> wrote:


Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@yahoo.com>:


I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker. I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success. Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL
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Re: Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

Craig Briggs
 

   Bummer, Kent - I'd try 10 or so gallons of muriatic acid (HCl) - block off the drain first so it will pool around the chain.  Fumes can be aired with a fan as you go. 
   If that doesn't work, you could use a "multi-tool" high-speed oscillating sander with a cutting blade and cut out the bottom of one of your bow lockers about 3 or 4 inches from the side of the hull in a nice square-ish or trapezoidal shape. That will give you a big access hole and you can get a hammer on the corroded chain. 
   When you're done, you can then easily screw in some wood supports around the underside of the perimeter to hold up the cut-out piece and either glass it back in or leave it as a removable chain locker access cover - could be handy for cleaning in the future and it won't compromise any structural strength. 
  (I had to do this on my boat, not because of rusted chain, but because the unvented chain locker caused the plywood locker floor to rot out. It's really a good fix. I did have a louvered cover made for the chain locker access panel to give it fresh air and only use the solid one when we go off-shore.)
   What in the world do you think caused this?  Just age on failed galvanized chain?  Maybe a good argument for stainless chain.
Rots 'o ruck!
Craig Briggs,
svSangarisSn#68



---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent,

My zincs last me a year and when I haul the boat annually  half of the zincs are still there.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 9:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Hi Kent I think the answers is loose power in the water if you're replacing your drinks every three months it in there there's either a big iron steel boat near you or somebody's leaking a lot of juice in the water then you should not a loser zincs every three months check with the marina call your insurance company

Regards 

Richard Piller

 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Mar 28, 2014, at 20:30, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

 

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

 

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?

Thanks

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Kent I think the answers is loose power in the water if you're replacing your drinks every three months it in there there's either a big iron steel boat near you or somebody's leaking a lot of juice in the water then you should not a loser zincs every three months check with the marina call your insurance company

Regards 
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Mar 28, 2014, at 20:30, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?
Thanks
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

Roque
 

Since you are very experienced, I take it you have already tryed the obvious solutions with no sucess. So I took a chance with less usual methods. 

Gear gun: not sure if it  will work in your particular case, but  I could once separate a few  parts "glued"  due to rust. Concentrade heat will dilate the pieces and eventuallly break a few links loose. 

Electrolysis: it envolves putting the rust part into a Electrolyte solution, using a plastic container.  
You will need a sacrifice metal and a battery. 
If you think you have enough room for this, and if everything else fails, let me know and I will try to guide you. (I will have to find a way to do this in English!)

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> escreveu:

 

What does everyone think about Hydrochloric acid?  No damage to the hull?  Fumes?  How to get rid of it afterward?

Not sure what the heat gun would do???

I don't understand what you're talking about with electrolysis?

Thanks, Roque,
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:

 

Alternatives to think about:


1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room  for this) 

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> escreveu:
 

Been there and done that.  Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:

 

Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>:

 

Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it.  Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275



On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:
 

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker.  It won't budge because it's all rusted together.  The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic.  I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL



On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@...>:

 

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


<


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent,

I just looked for a drawing of the C drive. It must be in the books on Kimberlite.

From memory I believe it will be a big job.

 

Sorry,

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

 

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

 

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?

Thanks

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent,

I do remember having ¼ inch of battery acid in the battery box at one time. It did no harm to the fiberglass. However that is sulphuric acid and you would be using hydrochloric.

My only thought is to get a good respirator and a fan to blow air into the anchor locker and add pounds of borax near the drain of the anchor locker and a bunch in the bilge in the engine room. Then use the hydrochloric acid.

 

Last hope is to use a cutoff grinder and cut the ball into pieces small enough to come out of the entry port. If I had this problem I would probably just cut the chain up and get a new chain.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 8:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

 

 

You mean keep it off of the hull?  Afraid there's no way to do that.

The battery compartment is fiberglass, too.  It's exposed to battery acid without problems.

Not sure what to think about that.

Thanks again, all ideas are appreciated.

Surely we have a chemist on the group???

Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:25 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Dilute hydrochloric acid works on rust if you can somehow isolate the liquid from the boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

 

 

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

karkauai
 

You mean keep it off of the hull?  Afraid there's no way to do that.
The battery compartment is fiberglass, too.  It's exposed to battery acid without problems.
Not sure what to think about that.
Thanks again, all ideas are appreciated.
Surely we have a chemist on the group???
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:25 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Dilute hydrochloric acid works on rust if you can somehow isolate the liquid from the boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

 

 

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

karkauai
 

Thanks Eric. Yeah, it's pretty scary.  Lucky we didn't lose the prop.  I just discovered it and haven't talked to the marina yet.  I'll have to find out more about the galvanic isolator...good idea about just turning on shore power once in a while.

Any idea how to remove the prop shaft?

I'm going to have an electrician go over the boat looking for stray currents...any suggestions about that process?
Thanks
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:24 PM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Dilute hydrochloric acid works on rust if you can somehow isolate the liquid from the boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

 

 

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Wow !!

That looks awful.

I use a galvanic isolator on my AC circuit and also have the pedestal turned on only one day a week. So far in 3 months in the marina in the Caribbean I have used one kilowatt of electric.

There is a small zinc on the line cutter, and of course the 2 big ones on the rudder.

I am very sorry for the condition of your prop shaft. I believe there should be a drawing of your c drive in the owners manual . I believe replacing the shaft is a big project. It is also possible that a neighbor is putting AC into the water.

Did you have the marina check your AC outlet on the pedestal and the water around your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of karkauai@...
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 3:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

I have just hauled Kristy out to repaint the bottom after 2 1/2 years.  She's been sitting in the water in a marina at Brunswick GA for the last 2 years where I've hired a diver to clean the bottom and replace the zincs as needed every 4-6 weeks.  I was surprised to see no zinc on the prop when we hauled out, and dismayed to see severe electrolytic corrosion of the prop shaft when I started changing the seals. I posted a pic at the KristySM243 folder https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/948071197/lightbox/1877878820
I need advice on what is involved in removing the prop shaft.  Is it necessary to remove the bottom of the drive aft of the keel?
I guess I'm going to look into isolating the boat electrically.
Sigh,
Kent
SM243
Currently Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rusted Ball of Chain in the Chain Locker

karkauai
 

What does everyone think about Hydrochloric acid?  No damage to the hull?  Fumes?  How to get rid of it afterward?

Not sure what the heat gun would do???

I don't understand what you're talking about with electrolysis?

Thanks, Roque,
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 8:17 PM, Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:

 

Alternatives to think about:


1. Hydrochloric acid;

2. Heat gun;

3. Electrolysis (maybe you won't have enough room  for this) 

Roque
S/Y Atica Amel 54

Em sexta-feira, 28 de março de 2014, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> escreveu:
 

Been there and done that.  Such a small access that I'm bruised on the arm and ribs from squeezing in there.
I hit the mass with a 5 lb hammer and nothing budges!
Keep em coming!
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:

 

Sledge hammer???

/Annsofie
Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

28 mar 2014 kl. 18:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>:

 

Never heard of that product Mark, but I'll see if I can find it.  Soda blasting would only hot the surface, but maybe could help a bit at a time.
Keep those ideas coming!
Thanks,
Kent


On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Another thought. Since you are in a yard - soda blasting? It would be a mess to clean up but it would probably do the trick.

Mark
SM2K #275



On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:
 

Problem is getting the old one out of the chain locker.  It won't budge because it's all rusted together.  The limited access to the locker means the fix has to be chemical rather than mechanical. Acid would probably do it but fumes from muriatic acid would every toxic.  I soaked it vinegar for 24 hrs and no improvement.
Need some other suggestions.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Tiger Point Boat Yard
Fernandina Beach FL



On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:30 PM, "haspeter.baettig" <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent
buy a new one, safety first
best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2 , SM #16
Krusadasi, Turkey
(actual with out twitter and youtube, mr erdogan, Prminister of Tukey is a littel bit angry :-)
I think to leave Turkey, Greek is only a few miles away

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.03.2014 um 20:03 schrieb <karkauai@...>:

 

I've also discovered that the last 100ft or so of my anchor chain is rusted into a huge solid mass in the chain locker.  I've sprayed a ton of PB Blaster on it and beat it with a hammer without much success.  Right now I'm soaking it in Vinegar.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach, FL