Log Shaft Flange

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Ferru88, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Ferru88
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    Ferru88 Junior Member

    Hello, I have a custom aluminum sloop I am restoring and was wondering if anyone out there can help me locate another flange which has been eaten by electrolysis. I have included some pictures and haven't had any luck with Vetus. It is French built 1988 and don't have any info on the builder. I thought it would be worth a try here before having it machined or totally ripping out the log shaft with an upgrade. I hope somebody can help me.

    John
     

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  2. bertho
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    bertho bertho

    Ferru,
    perhaps to go directly to a aluminum foundry with those model, they can probably cast & machine new ones, sometime is surprising reasonable low cost... sometime..!
    all the best , if not, machine new from rond bar & tube ..
    Bertho
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  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That flange for the hose holding the stuffing box is easy for a machine shop to make. It can either be machined in one piece or welded. The photo show steel and copper laying in the bilge. That is causing corrosion and may disintegrate your hull. Plastic spacers will help, and magnesium anodes in the bilge will also minimize corrosion.
     
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