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    flaxbybuck
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    Zooma asked where to buy a cooling fan of the type shown in my pictures. I found them on line with a choice of size, and of voltage.
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    In addition to using venetian blind slats for planking the boat I use them for other things such as sanding sticks (glue sandpaper to each side of a 6" length), stirring sticks (cut down to size) stain sampling sticks (to compare different colour wood stains), gangplanks, coamings, the list goes on.
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    I use an alloy water-cooled mount in my boats - but I do like your idea and I will try it.

    The power loss from driving the fan should be quite minimal and it would be nice to find a use for all those prop adapters that do not get used.

    Where do you buy a fan like that?
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    I just noticed the fan for cooling , your motor (Turnigy) will have come with a prop adapter and I used this to mount a fan from a fan assembly similar to the one you have used but on the back end of the motor, works really well.
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    MY PREVIOUS QUOTE:-
    "I have now been advised (thanks Doug) that "lime" wood is actually "pear"."
    DOUGS QUOTE :-
    Er no!
    I said that basswood (as it's mostly known in the US) is called lime in the UK.
    Main thing is - that your boat doesn't go pear shaped!
    As our antipodean friends might say ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Very confusing...and not helped by that gin and "lime"!

    - so "pear wood" is known as "pear wood" and "bass wood" is known as "lime wood" - unless it is known as "Linden wood".

    I will try to remember that ๐Ÿคฃ
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    "I have now been advised (thanks Doug) that "lime" wood is actually "pear"."
    Er no!
    I said that basswood (as it's mostly known in the US) is called lime in the UK.
    Main thing is - that your boat doesn't go pear shaped!
    As our antipodean friends might say ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
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    I have just braved the snow and popped out into the garage to check the spacing of the regular oblong shaped "string slots" that are machined into every Venetian blind slat that I have.

    The distance between these slots is 16", so I can make one long strip of wood from each side of every slat, and end-up with a lot of 16" lengths from the middle that will be approximately 1" wide .

    These 16" lengths could be cut or stripped as required for future projects.
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    Perhaps when I have made some strips I can use them for stringers

    I have now been advised (thanks Doug) that "lime" wood is actually "pear".

    They won't be a flexible or as easy to work with as obechie as it is a harder wood, but it would probably be really good for planking larger hulls like Tony is using it for on his dragon yacht.๐Ÿ‘
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    I think my venetian blind slats are pear wood and look nice.

    Maybe I could run them through the bandsaw to make long strips from both sides?

    Most of the wood (from the middle of the slates) would then convert itself into shorter lengths as I hit the regular string slots.

    Its a shame to waste so much of the wood - but I should get plenty of 1/4" wide strips and lots of short lengths to make other things from in the future!
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    Hi, I used venetian window slats to plank my dragon yacht which is still in build, highly recommended!

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