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Old 02 March 2011, 11:41   #11
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Delta: Make sure your hardware is stainless, and inspect the rubber for deterioration fairly often. Might want to varnish the wood to keep it all in one piece, and store in an airtight plastic bag, as well. Things have a way of falling apart when stored on a boat...

Nice job on the build.

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Thanks JKY -- good suggestions.
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Nice handywork. Have you designed something into those fixing to stop air passing through?
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I didn't seal the inserts but the inner tube rubber is pretty tight on the bolts and I'm going to get some neoprene washers to seal the bolt heads from the outside. Hopefully that will slow down any air loss to an acceptable rate for emergency purposes.

I thought about applying a drop of silicone rubber into the inserts but wouldn't want to run the chance of getting rubber on the hypalon and compromising future repairs.

I sacrificed a rubber ball to see how well these work. It seemed to work fine for a bit but the ball was too flimsy and started to tear so it wasn't conclusive.
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I figured too. Best of luck with them - I hope you never need to deploy one in anger!

It's curious, seeing an idea that I had come to fruition across the Pond.

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Yeah, that's pretty much what I figured too. Best of luck with them - I hope you never need to deploy one in anger!

It's curious, seeing an idea that I had come to fruition across the Pond.

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No - you've got it the wrong way round. Mr Delta will be invoicing you for developing your concept into a physical prototype and testing services.... ....you own him at least a couple of grand!
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No - you've got it the wrong way round. Mr Delta will be invoicing you for developing your concept into a physical prototype and testing services.... ....you own him at least a couple of grand!
Flippin' spoiler, ye just don't like to see someone else gettin' a free wan
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LOL -- the beer's on me if you're ever in LA (and I can show you where to find a half-decent pint) or if you're in Edinburgh or Skye when I'll be there in August.

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Incidentally, when I was looking through the garage for glue to stick the inner tube to the plywood, I came across some Permatex automotive weatherstripping cement that worked perfectly.

It's one-part viscous contact cement with a fast cure time and it's extremely strong. Any reason this shouldn't be used for emergency hypalon patches?

Here's the breakdown on the components from the MSDS:

ACETONE 15-25 %
METHYL ETHYL KETONE 15-25 %
TOLUENE 10-20 %
N-HEXANE 10-20 %
NEOPRENE <10 %
PHENOLIC-FORMALDEHYDE RESIN <10 %
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Jon , I put a 2 inch rip in my tubes in January ( much everyones amusment as it was a RIBNET gathering...) . I then did 25 miles with flappy tubes at 35knots , but only because I had not remembered to bring this with me;

http://www.force4.co.uk/526/Barton--...flatables.html

So I borrowed one and did the trip back and the next few days with it in.

Worth taking a couple if you are really worried , but no glue/patches or anything else and leaves damage clean for a 'proper' fix when you can.

Damage as per the pic...

Hopefully you may get them there- if not RIBSHOP on here may be able to sort out sending ?

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