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Old 28 August 2014, 22:24   #261
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Old 28 August 2014, 23:45   #262
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You guys do know that Starboard is a tradenamed HDPE sheet, right?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard Starboard is HDPE that has a UV additive. Hence, why it can't be heat welded. Totally different beast and very useful in certain situations.

For behind my dash and in my console, I just used cheap HDPE.
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Old 29 August 2014, 00:48   #263
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard Starboard is HDPE that has a UV additive. Hence, why it can't be heat welded. Totally different beast and very useful in certain situations.
Could be. Not sure why it couldn't be heat welded in any case. It certainly melts the same (yes I have used it.) And I'm not really sure that HDPE is all that UV sensitive in any case.

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This is from the description portion of the StarBoard (King Marine) website:

King StarBoardŽ is the original marine-grade high-density polyethylene sheet and the industry standard. It is the product of a proprietary process called K-StranŽ, the most advanced manufacturing process for superior flatness and consistency. King StarBoardŽ is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest marine conditions. It will not warp, rot, or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water. King StarBoardŽ is easy to fabricate with standard woodworking tools and requires little or no finishing.

King StarBoardŽ is upgradable with our exclusive antimicrobial additive King MicroShieldŽ. The latest technology for protecting the product surface against a broad spectrum of damaging bacteria, algae, and fungi by reducing the amount of microbes by 99.99% and killing the microbes on contact.

King StarBoardŽ is upgradable with King FlameShield, for ASTM E-84 Class A or B Flame/Smoke Compliance and CAN/ULC-S102 for Canadian Compliance.

For more information about King MicroShieldŽ and King FlameShield, please visit those product pages.

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Doesn't really mention UV.

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Old 29 August 2014, 11:43   #264
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Could be. Not sure why it couldn't be heat welded in any case. It certainly melts the same (yes I have used it.) And I'm not really sure that HDPE is all that UV sensitive in any case.
You're right...there are people on THT that say it can be done (just did a bit of googling). I was going off what the guy at the plastics shop was telling me.
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Old 29 August 2014, 14:03   #265
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Just finished reading all 27 pages of this thread. Pretty awesome job man, turned out great! If I keep reading threads like this I may have to get me one of these big hard-bottom inflatables. I had a SRMN 5.2 for a while but ended up selling it before I got a chance to splash it. I'm thinking a 7m rib would be a perfect step up from the FC470 when conditions don't require the the smaller boat. Its all about having the right tool for the job!
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Old 10 September 2014, 16:40   #266
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Zodiac 733 rebuild

Glad you enjoyed the read. It's an awesome boat, I'm very impressed with it. That being says the rebuild is never going to be over. Today I removed one if the forward lifting eyes. Turns out there is no place to use it so I'll never need it, hopefully. I'll save some toes this way. My passengers will appreciate it

The wrench and socket are just for show. The impact driver did all the work. This is removed blind by feel either laying on your back in the forward hatch or head down upside down with your arm extended through a small hatch in the side if the compartment wall

The other one has to be done with the left hand!!!

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Old 10 September 2014, 19:06   #267
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I need mine to hold down my cooler.

They are also great conversation pieces.

Looks like a serious pita to remove. I just was down inside that access plate rerouting my running light wires. I had to cut a new access hole with new deck plate in the side deck just in front of console front edge to help, I can no longer go through the tank space with the integral. Bonus is more storage.
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Old 10 September 2014, 21:28   #268
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I have a pair of tie downs on either side, you can see them above and below the black spot. The second eye was was a PITA cause one of the bolts below deck broke off. Took a bit of persuasion with the 2lb sledge.

I have the AL tank so I can run the wire through there.

I just have to decide how to cover the ugly spot. Stainless cover plate? With tie down loop? Fiberglass? Starboard? Or just leave it?
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Well I got the canvas for the top today and tied up the lighting. Lumitec LED lights. Red and white and dimmable I'm both colors. Works with just the plain old on off switch no controller needed.
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Old 30 October 2014, 00:44   #270
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Looks good! Pretty solid?

If I built up, I want it to be strong enough for some storage (boards, life jackets, etc.)
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