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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Aerokits Fast Patrol Launch stern cover
Aerokits Fast Patrol Launch stern cover
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jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
12th Jan 2017 17:48  
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Hi can anyone lend advice on the issue im having. I'm currently building my first craft and need to work out how to secure the stern cover over the rudder steering gear?

Thanks Jon


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figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 318
12th Jan 2017 18:20  
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Hi Jonbliss152

How about using Velcro or Double sided tape!
Just an Idea. Or see what others might recommend also.


"Fair winds calm Seas"
jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
12th Jan 2017 18:31  
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Thanks Figtree7 👍

figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 318
12th Jan 2017 18:35  
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Your Welcome, hope that helps...


"Fair winds calm Seas"
AlanP
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Forum Posts: 385
12th Jan 2017 20:00  
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Perhaps these photos of mine may help, the whole lot just sits in the boat.

Alan


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jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
12th Jan 2017 20:22  
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Thanks Alan, the cover I've built is quite a tight fit, I'm just a bit concerned that spray might wash over the cover and allow water to collect in the compartment.

AlanP
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Forum Posts: 385
12th Jan 2017 22:54  
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Cant say that I have ever had spray water in the back tub, only wet I have had in there is when it has rained 😁

Good luck with your build

Alan

jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
12th Jan 2017 23:02  
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Thanks Alan, I'm probably worrying about nothing but I just didn't fancy leaving it unattended and find I have an issue with it on the water. Thanks for your reply.

Jon

figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 318
13th Jan 2017 01:00  
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Hi Jon

Here's an idea, you could put a thin coat of petroleum jelly or marine model grease on the cover's underside. about 1/4" around the covers underside. This would help keep any water out that might splash onto the cover. This might help until you have the chance to dry it.

ED


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Haverlock
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Forum Posts: 386
13th Jan 2017 20:58  
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if all else fails you could use some Neodymium magnets they will hold it in place.


"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
13th Jan 2017 21:04  
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Thanks Haverlock, I had that thought myself.