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Old 02 October 2012, 16:29   #61
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Drill drain pipe with 2 holes 1" appart roughly 1/3rd way up pole.

B&Q Builders Bucket (99p) drill hole in bottom push pole to 1/3rd way.

Put split pin through each hole (1 either side of bucket) - so pole now attached to bucket.

Attach rope to a length of scrap metal bar roughly the diameter of bucket - with bitter end through bottom of the bucket. (Bitter end will attach to the lobby pot)

Fill bucket with expanding builders foam (5.00).

Attach a metre or two of old anchor chain to the bottom of the pole as a weight.
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Old 02 October 2012, 16:31   #62
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Will it dissolve in the salt water?
Nope its disolves expanded polystyrene!

BUT - will the styrene start to crumble in a blow?
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Will it dissolve in the salt water?
Do it, it's cool. It makes the polystyrene disappear before your very eyes. Completely and totally disappear. If you have a block big enough you can make all sorts of caves and tunnels with a few drops of Airfix cement. Very cool.
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You can start to see why lobster folk tie their pots to empty plastic oil containers......
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You can start to see why lobster folk tie their pots to empty plastic oil containers......
if only ! 2 litre milk bottles here sometimes ...

one person told me they attached hooks to the rope - about 3 foot down, don't know if they caught any fish!
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The hooks aint to catch fish, the are to stop people nicking their catch / pot
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that thought never crossed my mind
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Will fibreglass be ok on polystyrene ?
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Will fibreglass be ok on polystyrene ?
gaffa tape - you are a sea rider owner you must have few boxes!

Encase it with it!
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Will fibreglass be ok on polystyrene ?
I assume you mean 'resin'. And what do you mean by "OK"? A small amount of polystyrene cement, or resin probably be OK - but it will dissolve the polysteyrene - but so long as you use a small amount it should be fine. But you are probably making life too complex! Would some pipe-lagging (or even better a big of 'pool noodle' off-cut) give you enough flotation? Long enough in water it will start to soak up moisture - but 48 hrs at a time it will probably be fine?
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