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Old 30 September 2008, 20:33   #41
Country: UK - Wales
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Originally Posted by nugent View Post
i have manufactured and fittted many screens on various consoles, as a rule i use black number plate screws M6: Nylon these are available almost any car spares shop, and in the event of sumat nasty occuring these will snap of before causing any great harm to you or said console, more so the console will most likely survive,

just my tuppence worth,
If there is a stainless rail around it they won't help much!!!

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Old 04 October 2008, 01:32   #42
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Chris, the console is fine. There is some minor cracking of the gel around one or two of the bolt holes but I probably did that when the screen was being fitted and the threads rubbed the holes (it was on and off dozens of times before I finally got it on). The washers hide this. This time I will oversize the holes and bevel the edges.

I put a big scratch in the screen when fitting it (took the protective film off too early) and was considering replacing it anyway this winter.

The screen is attached with M6 button head socket bolts with 20 mm washers on the outside, 10 mm washers on the inside.

Nugent - what temperature are you taking the Makrolon to? I have plenty of heat measuring gear here to get it right if I knew what right was.

Neil - seriously not that worried about it (what doesn't kill you etc. etc). It was a shock at the time about how much water I could scoop up and I am annoyed at the screen because it is such a pita to fit. However no real risk to my neck or anyone else's and its only a rubber boat after all. Action camera arrived and ready to go! Better tie it on though!


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Old 05 October 2008, 13:44   #43
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Nugent - what temperature are you taking the Makrolon to? I have plenty of heat measuring gear here to get it right if I knew what right was.

Hi Richard, we take it to 200c then cool to 150 /160 shape accordingly, we would normally shape some 2mm ali sheet to lay it on,You must heat both sides of the sheet , this is where most go wrong, more so when using a hot air gun,

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Old 08 October 2008, 08:28   #44
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This was in Egypt a couple of years ago taken from a video from a helicopter- the second shot show the water hitting my crash helmet, I would estimate the speed to be around 50+mph, at least the water was warm!
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Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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