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    Progress on Ville Class Tugboat
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    Ron
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    Here is what I had been using, it does not foam up. Yes, if you mist it, the glue harden faster, but with little crystals. I generally did not mist, I just let it harden on its own. There are several types of these glues available locally and some do swell up when the surfaces have been pre- moistened. I used that variety outdoors on my porch posts which proofed satisfactory for about a year before replacing the porch posts with a none wood product. Twenty-five year warranty on the posts not the glue.😊
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    Ianh
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    What we get in SA is Gorilla Glue and is the polyurethane adhesive that foams. They just market it as Gorilla Glue. Funny how glues change the world over! Sika also market Gator Glue which is a direct copy of the Polyurethane Gorilla Glue.
    Only old in years not mind or soul.
    Ron
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    Peejay
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    Thank you. In the meantime, I am continuing planning, and following this site and the other websites. Of course, that leads to a lot of alternative ideas for new projects.πŸ™„πŸ˜€
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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    Martin555
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    Hopefully you can get back to it soon Peejay.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    Peejay
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    I used slower CA to tack the planks of my Chris Craft to the bulkheads. The further sealing will come before she is sanded, as well as when she is glassed.

    Unfortunately, the project has been delayed a couple of years due to giving up workspace to help family members store things while changing homes, and then back surgery that has kept me from cleaning out a new work space. The good news is that the project has remained in place for two years with no evidence of degradation.
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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    mistyoptic
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    Ian, I have used the gorilla foaming glue in the past purposefully to expand into gaps when building model aircraft, but the Gorilla I am using now is a straightforward glue, with and initial fairly short set time and a curing time of 24 hours.
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    Ianh
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    It's amazing the different glues available round the world.
    I know only one place that keeps good old fashioned Araldite.
    Titebond I can't find at all.
    Remember using Aerolite which I can't find today.
    Many glues are marked waterproof but my advice is read the TDS as most cannot be submerged.
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    I used Aerodux in the 70s for full sized boats (building and repairing) as in those days it was cheaper and easier to use than the epoxies. Very easy to use and smelled nice too with good gap filling properties. Also used Aerolite which was a good glue and cheaper still. Aerodux is now hard to find and horrendously expensive. If I could buy it easily it would be my choice for all wooden models. Looks nice when you laminate with it as the red glue lines stand out.

    I have 3 small boats from the 70s and 80s I've restored, and all of them were built using Aerodux and were still quite solid. Only thing with Aerodux is that it can go brittle with age (more so on an outside area).
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    Ianh
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    The only trouble with Gorilla (and Gator) Glues is they are polyurethane based and fill gaps. If there is no gap they foam out the joint which equals heavy job clean up. Also have handy acetone and use rubber gloves because if it dries on your skin and Murphy's law says it will
    ( Murphy was an optimist!) it don't come off.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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