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ASBO refurb post recovery from bottom of the lake


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Story so far. Day 1

The Rx and rudder servo and LiFe battery are removed and disposed of. Rudder servo powered on but was clearly seized. LiFe battery was showing signs of corrosion on main connectors and balance plug. The RX was seriously corroded.

The Rudder linkage was damaged at some time and has been removed.

New Futaba rudder servo fitted and tested.

Radio pot removed and recess cleaned up

RMG Smart switch and RMG 280 ES winch removed and returned for service (dried out but not powered up). Will be interested to see how the so called waterproof switch has suffered being submerged for 72 hours.

All deck patches removed and hull cleaned ready for reapplication.

Boat hull and internals inspected and cleaned ready for reassembly.

keel checked and stored

B rig was on the boat when it sank and the ball-raced gooseneck was showing signs of corrosion and was feeling rough when rotated. Disassembled and regreased with silicone grease. Gooseneck is noted for replacement in due course.

The intention is to fit lightweight grp patches to all foredeck openings which will necessitate fitting small landing pads at the corners and midway along long sides. I've ordered 0.5mm grp sheets to facilitate this. Once they are shaped and landings fitted these will be covered with new deck patches and stuck down. I anticipate the weight penalty will be about 50 grams but the confidence will be well worth it.

Started out in 150ft schooner. Started out RC sailing with 30 year old IOM, then went to an ASBO, then DF65 X2, and now a new Sedici IOM. The Cotswold Model Yacht Club is a wonderful place to sail with friendly people and lively sailing.

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Repaired winch on its way back. Motor and pot replaced. Old switch is toast so new one on order.

Progress is being made.

Just need to check hull thoroughly for historical hairline cracks. Any ideas how to find them. Wondered about using a dye?

Paul

Started out in 150ft schooner. Started out RC sailing with 30 year old IOM, then went to an ASBO, then DF65 X2, and now a new Sedici IOM. The Cotswold Model Yacht Club is a wonderful place to sail with friendly people and lively sailing.

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Just a quick note to say the RMG switch is IP65 rated, that means it will work in a wet environment but not designed to operate fully submerged. When returned to us it was working but it could not be guaranteed for how long hence replacement was the safe option.

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