Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

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jimp
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Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby jimp » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:12 pm

18 years of drying in the garage. Getting lighter!

Hope the formating works.
1968 Squall No. 3579           
Bow Stern Total Loss
04/01/02 272 212 484 0
08/01/02 250 190 440 44
06/01/03 230 170 400 40
04/25/04 149 176 325 75
05/02/05 161 164 325 0
05/29/06 151 153 304 21
06/23/07 145 148 293 11
06/15/08 127 132 259 34
07/05/09 121 127 248 11
06/12/10 116 121 237 11
06/11/11 108 118 226 11
06/26/12 110 111 221 5
07/07/13 103 104 207 14
07/13/14 95 97 192 15
06/20/15 95 97 192 0
06/11/16 93 96 189 3
06/25/17 92 89 181 8
6/16/18 91 86 177 4
6/15/19 87 84 171 6
6/15/20 86 81 167 4

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby jimh » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:39 am

Getting the hull weight down to only 167-lbs from the initial waterlogged weight of 484-lbs only took 18-years. The total weight loss was thus 317-lbs, for an average of about 18-lbs-per-year, but in truth, more weight loss per year in the first ten years.

Wrestling that 484-lbs SQUALL into the garage 18-years ago must have been quite an effort.

How does the 2020 weight of 167-lbs compare with the factory specification for the dry hull weight?

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby Jefecinco » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:52 am

It appears you've reached the point of diminishing returns. Spring of 2021 looks like it could be time for Spring launch preparation. You could say that would be 19 years of preparation.
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Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby jimp » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:07 am

It took 4 of us to wrestle the Squall into the garage. An awkward shape to drag in and lift up.

Fighting weight should be about 125 for the rowing model. I think the sailing model had some extra gear (centerboard) that added weight. On the down side, rebuilding will add a bit more weight with filling holes, gelcoat, and hardware replaced.

Retirement coming Aug 31, after 44 years that will be enough. Might have some time to do some work on the Squall... or wait a few more years. I have to get my wife's car out of the garage for a period, that will be a hard sell.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby Rascal » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:30 am

JimP, I think it's great that you continue to weigh and record this! I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the boat in the water.
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Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby dtmackey » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:20 pm

jimh wrote:Getting the hull weight down to only 167-lbs from the initial waterlogged weight of 484-lbs only took 18-years. The total weight loss was thus 317-lbs, for an average of about 18-lbs-per-year, but in truth, more weight loss per year in the first ten years.


18 years and still more to go. What I find humerous is people that determine their hull has water and drill a couple holes and elevate a portion of the hull to "drain" or "dry" the core. I think the Squall project proves that this a fool's fix unless they have a couple decades to really get the hull dryer.

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Re: Alaskan Squall - 18 years of drying out

Postby biggiefl » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:33 pm

I am just curious how 35 or so gallons of water fits in a SQUALL hull filled with foam.
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