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Old 06 October 2004, 04:21   #11
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If I was making an engine cover from scratch I would design it so that it could double as a dingy , itís big enough(just) and would be very useful.
You would have to devise a way to close the engine vents but thatís not too difficult.
You could also get a canvas cover made up for the engine when the Ďengine cover dingyí was off the boat.
This is such a good idea Iím now going to get a patent and make millions. Forget youíve read this or the patent wonít be valid
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Old 06 October 2004, 04:36   #12
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If I was making an engine cover from scratch I would design it so that it could double as a dingy , itís big enough(just) and would be very useful.
You would have to devise a way to close the engine vents but thatís not too difficult.
You could also get a canvas cover made up for the engine when the Ďengine cover dingyí was off the boat.
This is such a good idea Iím now going to get a patent and make millions. Forget youívie read this or the patent wonít be valid
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You bean sniffing the finners again?
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Old 06 October 2004, 05:03   #13
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I dunno it seems do-able
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Old 06 October 2004, 05:07   #14
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I reckon you should go for it, Des. Sounds like the ideal solution. And with the combined wisdom of the forum shouldn't be too difficult to get right!
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Old 06 October 2004, 12:43   #15
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Sounds a bit adventurous des - think ill leave it to you!!

Flow coat finish looks pretty acceptable and would probably fit in quite well with the general finish of the boat - i.e. rugged! How do you obtain the stippled effect - brush or a special tool/method?

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I would design it so that it could double as a dingy

It's already been done. I think they call them Falcons or something like that.

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How do you obtain the stippled effect - brush or a special tool/method?

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Gel+resin about 50/50 + wax so it dries smooth and tack free. Use a foam roller, the type used for texturing walls, B&Q. Slaver the resin onto about a third of the area of the panel. Just lollop it/pour it on, the roller distributes it evenly. Don't apply too much resin, you can always add more if it is too dry. Initially, it feels as though it's not working well but it takes time for the roller to fill up. Once that happens it's easy to make the texture, just roll lightly and smoothly.
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Thanks for that - will get to work and will hopefully post some pictures when its all done (some distant day!!)
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http://www.cyb-glassfibre.co.uk/pricelist.htm these guys sell flowcoat and have an FAQ on the website
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