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>> Home > Tags > cascamite

Aerokits/Jotika Sea Queen by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Titebond 3 is a high performance PVA. We can't get Titebond 3 here in South Africa. Gorilla/Gator glue you which is a polyurethane based glue have to Work using Rubber Gloves and have a bottle of rubbing Alcohol handy as it sticks like mad and you won't be able to get it off your hands. I still have Cascamite! Been using a Sika PVA adhesive but the bulwarks were fitted with ZAP 30 minute Epoxy. I have found an eight hour epoxy to fix the stringers to the bulkheads with with. Why is it we make short worktime adhesives is beyond me. I have always found that the quickset glues are prone to be brittle. The only one I haven't found to be brittle is ZAP. Going to epoxy the inside of the boat before fitting the skins

Cabin roof hatches by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Boatshed, I have used cascamite on some of the older boat restorations, but they are mainly for display boats, but it's rather expensive for most modelling jobs, so now tend to stick to using epoxy and the best one in my humble opinion is from the poundland shop, it dries quite quickly and crystal clear, I've even replaced port holes glazing with it. (it features Tommy Walsh on the package.) Comes in a syringe, so really easy to use. Cheers Colin.

Cabin roof hatches by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Many thanks for your reply on my question. I wasn't sure what it was. I am still wondering does any one still use Cascamite. I have built several boats in years gone by with it. I am building an Aeronaut Classic at the moment and the glue that was recommended was Deluxe materials Speed Bond. In the instructions it doesn't state what glue to use, there is a small tube of glue with the kit but the instructions say about using dope to seal the wood it may melt the glue. Apart from that I'm far from happy with the way it is made. I would have been better off spending an extra £20 and getting a Sea hornet. I have had to go and buy another piece of sixteenth thick marine ply as the bottom skins do not fit the skeleton. I have used the Depron build sheet as well. I have never built a model on one of these in the past. I built a Sea Hornet in the early 70's and it's still in my shed and needs restoring, But she's still well solid. I'm not so sure that this Aeronaut Classic will stand the use and time that the Sea Hornet has. Has anyone else on here built one of these and found the same problem with it?

A return to the hobby! by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hello. I have a soft spot for Sea Commander, I built one somewhere around 1964/5 when I was 13 with the help of my brother in law. I enjoyed the build and painting and buying fittings with my pocket money. I remember the long drying time of Cascamite wood glue! I think I had Frog petrol engine and Macgregor radio, all purchased from Roland Scot. After a couple of years I sold the boat and bought a new Moulton bicicle. I wish I still had both now

wood glue by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
I have just bought some cascamite from my local wood supplier today .

wood glue by luckybill Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 months ago
I had used Cascamite glue for years and found it superb. I could not find it locally recently but will now try the internet. Incidentally, is the tite glue waterproof or just weatherproof? Thanks, Bill

wood glue by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
As I said Doug I could be wrong about the Spit. When I said was dad licensed I meant as a pilot😜 Cascamite was too brittle to use on metals anyway as was Araldite although it was actually used in some planes. Civvy jobs mostly I seem to remember. Fish glue Pooh. It certainly did but was actually quite a good glue.I think my teapot stand and toast rack were given to charity when mum passed away. They were made with fish glue joints and were still strong 50 yrs later.😉 Cheers John

wood glue by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi John, Dad was a Radar Specialist, one of the earliest I guess, so in that sense I suppose 'Licensed Mechanic'. He had originally applied for pilot training, wanted to fly Spits of course, but was colour blind 🤔 You may be right about the early Spit's control surfaces, but I also thought it was all alu monocoque. Most of the Meteor flying was apparently due to a great friendship with one of the Flight Commanders at Tangmere. As far as I remember, or he chose to tell me, he only actually flew the Meteor. Sometimes in the RH seat of a Mossie. Especially when there were intermittent snags that the crew wanted to demonstrate, that's why they called the early airborne radar 'H2S' cos the mechanics and navigators used to say 'It stinks!' 😲 Cheers Doug 😎 Yep, the Hurri was unmistakeable due to the the stringers visible in the fuselage, never mind the 'blunt' wings and of course it didn't have the 'bubble' of the Spit! A more likely candidate for Cascamite I guess. Fish glue!? Pooh 😡

wood glue by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
you can still get cascamite look on e.bay I don't no if you know that it was used to build the spitfire & the mosquito in 1944.

wood glue by dpbarry Petty Officer   Posted: 11 months ago
Is cascamite still suitable for model boating? Declan

Formers in-planking starts! by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Always good to hear of different makes of adhesive that others use. In a warm room most of these types of wood glue set very quickly to a hold state, developing full strength over 12 hours. A far cry from the days of Cascamite! which I recall seemed to take 24hrs, a lifetime when you are 5 years old.

Glues and Hull protection by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Cascamite. sometimes difficult to buy but definitely still a high quality glue, not so good on plastic / wood joints but wood alone it is superb. Modern glues will always have a place in the tool box, (horses for courses) Protecting your hull, wooden hulls coat inside and out with a runny resin then add glass cloth to the outer hull, I use .7oz cloth or a stocking, depends on the hull size, Mark

Glues and Hull protection by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Back in the good old days (30 / 40 years ago), one used cascamite (I still like it), but what does people use now ? Also what is used to protect inside and outside of ply hulls ?

Sea Queen Water Line by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Andy The original model was produced in the early 1960s when IC engines were the norm and scale and RC for sailing models were in their early development stages. Supplies were limited and we made do with whatever was available. The plans were typically sheet on frame, probably plywood from an old tea chest and cascamite resin glue ( it was water proof and slow setting). The designer would suggest suitable wood to use but many chose to use what they could acquire and as a result the finished models often finished up heavy or very heavy. Coupled with the large IC engine and flywheel and large heavy RC escarpments and big drycell batteries, it is not surprising that the hulls sat well in the water. To the modellers of the period the waterline really didn't matter as we were after speed, control and endurance. This may explain why the early plans did not show a waterline, as in my experience the draught varied greatly between models. Today we have scale plans and supplies that allow us to build true replicas and all the important detail is a must for a true scale model. Personally as an ex flyer I try and build lite, bricks tend to fall or sink, and my Sea Queen rides high in the water with a slight bow up. A 42xx brushless and LiPo add little weight and I have two 8oz lumps of lead in the stern section to achieve this. If it looks right, sails well and you are happy, then enjoy your model.

Waterproof glue by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Chris. Like yours, my very first wooden boat was held together with Cascamite. I'm very happy to recommend Titebond 2, it's an aliphatic resin that's waterproof, dries very quickly and forms a very strong bond on wood to wood joints. I have used it extensively in the construction of my crash tender project. The other glue I have used is Z-poxy 30 minute epoxy resin, great for wood to metal and various other materials. I hope that is helpful. Rob.