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    πŸ“ Adhesive for wood to fiberglass hull
    21 hours ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A good dose of engine cleaner ( Detergent type) cleans that wax off. Rinse Very Well and allow to dry naturally. To take the gloss off I use fine wire wool before washing.
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    23 hours ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi,
    The Gorilla brown glue is a polyurethane glue and is totally waterproof. (Immersible). Foams at the joint and get it on your hands it has to wear off. Suggest surgical gloves when using.
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    2 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Prefer slow cure not so brittle
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    2 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    paults,
    Look at Gorilla Glues Website in USA Sure you can get in Canada. I don't know how good
    Polyurethane Adhesives are with Fibreglass. Messy Stuff don't get it on your hands!
    I use ZAP Epoxy although expensive it comes in reasonable pack sizes. Squeeze Bottles not tubes.
    Most construction adhesives are water repellant but not waterproof that's why look at the TDS
    https://www.gorillatough.com/
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    3 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have a Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree and still battle with battery (new) technology, although I have had run ins with Li Po and Li Fe.As the mines are changing from Conventional battery packs to the new technology. Just have to careful.
    Word of advice Don't buy an unknown brand. Check!
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    3 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Paults
    Welcome my only comment is be careful what you use. I would use a long setting old fashioned 24 Hr epoxy. But you have a greater range over there than I do in SA.
    My advice is look for a technical data sheet (TDS) as you get claims of waterproof and then find out they are waterproof but cannot be submerged!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Norstar Wave Rider
    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My 2 local clubs are electric only due to 'noise' as we both operate on Council leased land. One in a public park, the other within an enclosed park that the public have access to along Centurion Society of Model Engineers and Pretoria R/C Truckers.
    I was offered a 39" Brave Borderer for GBP100 with an Irvine in it, would have cost to much to modify.
    Both Clubs no Speeedboats
    Thanks Greenie BeeniesπŸ€•πŸ€•
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    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    There is heavy handed and their has been deaths at the hands of SA defence Force.
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    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    To True Ron,
    This Pandemic spares nobody and in SA we have a mutant form same as UK that spreads faster
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Workshop
    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    At my age I am lucky to bend anything. Had a back injury mining 20 years ago still plays up.
    Engine crane helps but it's an unbalanced load so have to careful!
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    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The SA defence force have been very heavy handed right through our lockdowns and have caused deaths and injuries ( What they trained for). They should back up the police and not operate independently.
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    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Apologies all,
    I am busy moving a Colchester lathe out of my workshop as it has been sold! Nearly 600Kg not for the faint hearted.
    Update to follow
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    4 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Unlike SA where our defence force is making sure people stay off of beaches
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    πŸ“ How cold is your workshop?
    5 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Same in SA.
    No public Gatherings, Curfew from 9.00pm to 6.00am, No Booze etc.😭😭
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    5 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Sharpy
    Here's a link that will help you
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    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-05220-hermann-marwede--963453
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Nerys,
    My problem in SA is
    A) Boat parts are virtually non existent!
    B) Using imported paint and the original manufacturers are only despatching now and not all colours are available (Tamiya and Rustoleum). Murphy's law comes into play big time I can't get the colour I need. Murphy was an optimist
    Enjoy the build
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Nerys,
    I agree this forum is a link to sanity. I can't get some of the bits I need but trying to keep myself busy, hence 2 boats being built and 1 in dry dock waiting for paint and a bit of TLC😊😊
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    In SA we have had a lot of rain which is good Temps in November were hitting 35! December 30 Last 2 weeks between 19-26 Welcome to Sunny South Africa🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Our Government in SA have now declared that they will only achieve a 60% vaccination rate by the end of 2021!l
    Th Private Medical aids are prepared to finance additional vaccines but the Government want to control all the vaccine. So, the medical aid schemes won't go forward due to the amount of corruption within the ANC!
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A man after my own heart!!
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Rob,
    In SA we do get below freezing. I do warm up my Glues, paints etc to about 25Deg before use. Even then you shake the rattle can and you feel the temperature drop I don't know whether it is caused by the Gas or the thinners used!
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    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Lucky You!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cabin assembled
    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Glad to see you have a decent sanding bar Great Planes!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gun Turrets!! Or how I learned to hate tiny pieces of plasticard
    6 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Cash
    Clever Idea. How are finding the kit quality? Dumas does not have a good reputation in South Africa. Reports of bad diecutting?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Final Fitting of the Handrails.
    7 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Solder Combinations are always worth it! Building Copper Boilers you use 2-3 different grades of Silver Solder.
    Little known fact is that the temperature has to be higher when de soldering solder compared to it's melting point.
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    7 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Robbob,
    Living the other side of the world. Our Winters are your summers, and believe you me a Johannesburg Winter can very very cold. My workshop is a separate building. A calor gas heater helps but 36square metres is difficult to heat!
    And yes we do have winters in Africa.
    This year we had no spring went from winter 13 Deg during the day to in the zeros at night.
    Now in summer we have been hitting the 30's+. But the last 6 weeks we have had Rain everyday, making it very humid ( Paint doesn't like it!)
    So I work when I can.β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸŒ©οΈπŸŒ©οΈβ›„β›„
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    7 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Nerys
    We don't know in SA when we are going to get the vaccine. A government with empty promises although 1.5 million vaccinations are supposed to arrive in January/February this covers healthcare workers only and the one being imported has not yet been approved by the SA Medical boards! Our Government are still fighting about price!
    We wait and see
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    7 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Cash RC
    Couldn't agree with you more! We have a certain population group in SA that don't believe in masks, hand sanitisers and social distancing. We have had teenagers at superspreader events as schools closed in December for there annual holiday our infection rate is over 2000 per day. So back into semi lockdown. No Booze available! As the population group I am talking about can't drink sensibly! Although masks are uncomfortable to wear to me it's a done deal.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    8 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Stephen
    Oh for the lack of space! Happens to us all at some time!
    Murphy's Law and he was an optimist
    I must compliment you on your neat work!
    Regards
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Workshop
    8 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi,
    No not a garage. It is a precast free standing workshop 6m x 6m I have had several break in's here in SA. Lost my Myford ML with all the attachments was my biggest loss! Couldn't claim on Insurance because I couldn't produce a the receipt! Now everything is in cupboards padlocked or bolted down. They damaged my Sea Queen while it was on the Jig and am busy fixing it now.
    The area is now connected to our house alarm.
    Welcome to SA!
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