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by prjacobs
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: Ballad build numbers by year
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Ballad build numbers by year

Welcome to the forum. My Ballad is number 1085, and I believe it's a 1976 model, no mast step issues as determined by drilling a few small holes and using a bore scope such as this one to examine the area. I'd be a bit wary of a seller that discourages further inspection. If you get serious about th...
by prjacobs
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: bushing below the waterline
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: bushing below the waterline

Here is some more about thru-hull installation. This is what I did. Most of my method was copied from here , except for the way the backing plate-to-seacock studs were installed. I wanted to install flush mount thru-hulls, but the original fittings had a very narrow lip compared to the replacements,...
by prjacobs
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: bushing below the waterline
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: bushing below the waterline

Hi, Welcome to the Ballad Forum, and congratulations on your new boat. I did a similar job on my Ballad. The original thru-hulls are called "flush" thru-hulls, as opposed to surface mount ones. When I removed mine I found the replacement fittings had a different shape so the fibreglass had to be gro...
by prjacobs
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Looking for a Stanchion Base
Replies: 0
Views: 1660

Looking for a Stanchion Base

Recently while at anchor another boat caught my lifeline and bent the midship's stanchion badly. I've managed to straighten the stanchion, but the base was split. I had it welded up but it's pretty ugly and of questionable strength. If anyone has a spare base, or maybe an alternative idea, please le...
by prjacobs
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Beaching Legs
Replies: 2
Views: 3089

Re: Beaching Legs

Old post ... here I go again :lol: In the end I found a beach site that I could dry out on, leaning against a couple of pilings, and changed the transducer. I do a haul-out every second year, with a diver in between to give the bottom a scrub and to change the zincs. I liked the independence of havi...
by prjacobs
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Mast Wedges
Replies: 11
Views: 10461

Re: Mast Wedges

Ted, not sure if this is what you want, but it's all I have on file.
Hope this helps.
by prjacobs
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rudder axial load
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rudder axial load

Ted, another thought: I could send you the ones I removed from #1085. They were still good (but not new, see pictures earlier in this thread).
by prjacobs
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rudder axial load
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rudder axial load

Ted, I get the hint, but would only do something like that if I had the rudder etc. on hand here to make sure of a perfect fit. I'm pretty sure these bushings are available ... somewhere. You might want to contact Vega Marin and see if they have any, or know where to get them. This is another possib...
by prjacobs
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: #1085 "Pagan" stretches her legs
Replies: 0
Views: 5200

#1085 "Pagan" stretches her legs

Just a short video shot by a friend as we worked our way up the west coast of Widbey Island, Washington State, USA.
by prjacobs
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rudder axial load
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rudder axial load

Hi Ted, I'm trying to relate the picture you posted to the one I posted. :?: It appears to be a whole different set-up. Could you post a picture of the whole stern showing rudder and skeg, top to bottom? Thanks! Edit: Ah, I see ... the picture is sideways ... silly me! Can you lift the rudder by han...