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Old 14 July 2008, 02:15   #11
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Looks like a good entry for RPB 8 race (Round Priory Bay 08)

Just need to keep an eye on the weather and ensure we don't hit the submarine barrier


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Old 14 July 2008, 04:49   #12
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Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
Just a quick update.

The SIB turned out to be PVC all along.

The images show the airdeck in place, and the additional strength I've added.

I glued 3 inch wide strips of PVC over the join outside and inside using Polymarine 2-part PVC adhesive.

Thanks to Ollyit for the PVC, it was cut from the remains of an old SIB floor he gave me that he'd already robbed the tubes from.

I found the crucial part was to prime the PVC with Acetone, which melts a surface layer ready for the first coat of glue.

Its already been tried out by the three of us a few weeks ago on Fareham creek, and having now used the SIB in both guises I can confirm the Airdeck is far superior to the wooden slats it came with.
The lighter single cylinder 4HP Mercury has also proved to be so much better than the heavier 4.5HP Johnson it replaced.

The smaller Nashers now can't wait to get their boat out in Start bay in a few weeks time whilst we're in Devon.

looks good mate

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Old 14 July 2008, 06:50   #13
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Originally Posted by prairie tuber View Post
How much does the boat and the motor weigh?
The engine is @20Kgs with a small amount of fuel in its built in tank.

The boat I don't know about, i'll try to weigh it somehow.

I'd guess its about the same weight as the engine, most of which is the wooden transom.


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