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Old 03 January 2008, 22:21   #41
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agreed.

I trust self tappers with sikaflex.

I know good and bad ply and I'm also able to remember when you wouldn't buy a twisted bit of wood from a timber yard. They certainly don't make wood like they used to. Some pics would be good.

How did you fix gArfies trakta kab to your humber
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Old 04 January 2008, 07:33   #42
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I know good and bad ply and I'm also able to remember when you wouldn't buy a twisted bit of wood from a timber yard.
You must be older that I thought.
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They certainly don't make wood like they used to.
It's probably cos we're more aware of what we are doing to forests and, I guess, the length of time it takes for a big mahogany or teak tree to grow. The soft textured woods will be quick growing so more sustainable...or more likely, easier whacked down with a big chainsaw in the Amazon forest.
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Garfie's cab is bolted through the hull. Brackets were welded to the stainless structure early on in the build.
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.Garfie's cab is bolted through the hull. Brackets were welded to the stainless structure early on in the build.
I thought it might be
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I know good and bad ply and I'm also able to remember when you wouldn't buy a twisted bit of wood from a timber yard. They certainly don't make wood like they used to.

Some pics would be good.
I've finally got around to it. A comparison of what I consider to be pretty good quality marine ply and some ply cut from my Humber a few years ago. Most of the commonly available marine ply is like the Humber ply. There's a wee test in the next post.
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How thick? 1"?
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OK, for the self tapper doubters, here's proof of the effectiveness of selftappers. These are just 15mm long and fairly narrow gauge. The anvil is 1cwt. The wood is an offcut from my transom which has been out in all weathers for 4 years and it's boggin wet but still OK.
The screws are nowhere near at their limit.
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Stu, no sika required.
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Aye, I think it is. I'll go and measure it if you need to know.
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Nah, I was just counting the plies and comparing to the stuff I got from Robbins (since I was waxying lyrical about them in an earlier post)
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..(since I was waxying lyrical about them in an earlier post)
Ok. Are you happy with that ply? What did it cost you for and 8x4?
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I got half a sheet of 1" Super Elite - and yeh, have been pleased with the quality. Prices, plies etc posted here:
http://www.robbins.co.uk/Pdf%20Files...plywoods_1.pdf
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