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Old 31 August 2016, 03:50   #21
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As did I - it was incredible how sudden the failure was
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I've got a Futura MK2 that I'm going to reglue.

Would rib.net be interested in seeing the factory procedure for regluing?

The Zodiac Classic and Futura, as well as the Commando / Aerotec are really fun boats. It always saddens me when they go to the dumpster because shops treat glue as a mystical substance that takes forever to apply.
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I've got a Futura MK2 that I'm going to reglue.

Would rib.net be interested in seeing the factory procedure for regluing?

The Zodiac Classic and Futura, as well as the Commando / Aerotec are really fun boats. It always saddens me when they go to the dumpster because shops treat glue as a mystical substance that takes forever to apply.
Yes please
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Definitely, it would be very interesting to see the process
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Old 02 September 2016, 04:02   #25
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without dought a lot of interest
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Would very much like to see this
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I would like to see this too please. I have a small re-glueing job to do on our Bombard this weekend.
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There is a good youtube video of an amateur reglue of a mkII. They have in my opinion done a stronger job than the original zodiac factory. I would be very interested to see your proceedure too.

One thing I wonder is how critical the temperature and humidity is when gluing. I.e. would an unheated garage be ok? Or do I need to convert my lounge to a glue shop
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There is a good youtube video of an amateur reglue of a mkII. They have in my opinion done a stronger job than the original zodiac factory. I would be very interested to see your proceedure too.

One thing I wonder is how critical the temperature and humidity is when gluing. I.e. would an unheated garage be ok? Or do I need to convert my lounge to a glue shop
I know the video you're talking about.

The mechanical fastenings would not increase the strength. The ungluing would still happen... It would just help prevent the transom from falling off completely. It'd still be a huge water leak though, and the transom would probably rip away from the tube.

PVC has a longevity, so does the glue. When plastic ages, it releases oils which slowly destroy the glue. The MEK wiping step removes the excess oils.

High temperatures and high humidity overreact the glue... It can glaze over, which traps solvents. Then, when you lay the piece up, the glazing pops and the solvents are released. The solvents turn the glue back to goo, and the piece loses strength... This may cause a cohesive or adhesive failure.

Knowing when to lay your part up is the most important part of gluing, next to prep. Reactivation with solvent can help remove glazing and rewet glue that is overly dry, but due to its random nature, you can end up with uneven strength in the workpiece.

The easiest way to glue is to maintain around 23c with about 45% RH. This makes the curing and working time around 10 min consistently.
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Office888 I'd be very interested in seeing the repair process as I'm seriously tempted to get this to try and fix. It seems a shame to let it go and is literally 5 minutes from me.

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