Monday, October 20, 2008

Replacement scupper

Replacement scupperHere you see me positioning a newly made scupper, ready for welding into place.

This is one of two scuppers I'm replacing completely, as the previous incarnations are rusted beyond any hope of repair.

Fred will be well pleased to read this, as he has long disliked the streaky rust effect these have had on the beautiful blue paint job on the outside of the hull.

This has been more learning, but fun to do.

7 comments:

  1. ok, I admit it - I had to google what a "scupper" is. But now I've learned something. :)

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  2. Hi Melissa

    You made me nervous for a bit there - I had to check Google myself quickly, to make sure I was not misleading you all:)

    T

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  3. Anonymous9:37 PM

    One of my favourite songs contains the line "The cook's in the scuppers with the staggers and jags". I had to look all three of these words up. It didn't sound like a nice boat to ship out on.

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  4. Hi Anonymous.

    I found your song here: http://bopuc.levendis.com/weblog/archives/-2004/05/04/goddamn_them_all.php

    Cheers

    Tim

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  5. I was just contemplating replacing our scuppers the other day. How interesting to see your photo. Are you going to cut the new scupper once the plate is welded into place? Are you using anything special to protect the new edges from rusting?

    I've got the welding bug. It's like grown-up glue-gunning. With Fibreglassing like grown-up papier Mache.

    xxx
    Lorna

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  6. Hi Lorna

    I can identify with that bug.

    I posted some more pictures of the scupper creation onto Flickr, to show how I did it.

    First I cut the plate and welded a 'gap strip' across it. This is to give a gap for mounting it.

    After positioning it

    I then welded it into place with new hinges I had cut.

    Tada - the finished item.

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  7. I forgot to mention that I tested it's swing after tacking, but before welding it in properly.

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