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Old 20 November 2006, 08:17   #21
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Is the Laser II made from stainless or is it Ali? My thoughts had always been that as stainless is so tough, if you do have the misfortune to have a ding then the gearbox is taking all the stress. If your prop is made of ali this is going to bend a lot more - thereby protecting your gearbox somewhat. Opinions anyone ?

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My feeling exactly!

I did some back to back tests with SS props and Alloy ones, I did get certain gains in performance but not in top speed. Didn't seem like it was worth the extra money on my set-up.
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Old 20 November 2006, 10:38   #22
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Just had this photo from Paul Tilley showing my Ribtec in his workshop.

Apparently he's just got a 13m (!!!) rib to finish and then mine will start to get the Tilley Treatment.

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What Colour blue is that?
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it started life as delphe blue aerazur fabric from henshaws
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Is the Laser II made from stainless or is it Ali? My thoughts had always been that as stainless is so tough, if you do have the misfortune to have a ding then the gearbox is taking all the stress. If your prop is made of ali this is going to bend a lot more - thereby protecting your gearbox somewhat. Opinions anyone ?

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Hi Andrew,

Yes Laser II is stainless, and come to think of it, the one I had was a solid hub one with no rubber bushing. Never had any problems but never dinked it either.

Whether or not you need to worry about "dinging" the prop and risking the gearbox depends on how likely you are going to be touching the bottom. I guess if you are in Poole you are quite likely to be in the shallows and might expect to be dredging from time to time. Perhaps an expendable alloy prop might suit

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I guess if you are in Poole you are quite likely to be in the shallows and might expect to be dredging from time to time. Perhaps an expendable alloy prop might suit

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Yes - I've only tried "realigning the edges of the Wych channel" once and that was all pretty much sand. However, had their been anything solid there I might have been a good bit less happy.

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I've just received this latest batch of photos from Paul Tilley.

1) Shows where the patches and grab handles have been removed

2) Shows the tubes once they have been fully sanded to remove the original damaged outer coating. By this point they've also been sealed with diluted adhesive that's been allowed to sink into the fabric

3) Some real boys toys. 13m and 8m ribs that are sat outside having just been finished
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I've just received this latest batch of photos from Paul Tilley.
Andrew - Looks like it's coming along well. Amazing what a good clean up can do!

Is that a switch panel on the back of your jockey seat?
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Looks like it's coming along well. Amazing what a good clean up can do!

Is that a switch panel on the back of your jockey seat?
Yeah - I'm kind of feeling like a kid waiting for my new toy at Christmas. Hey Paul if you're reading this how are you going to fit my rib on Santa's Sleigh?

It actually a panel for the 3 (yes 3 !!) battery isolator switches - all mounted on a small piece of carbon fibre laminate
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santa said it wont fit on the sleigh but rudolph has offered to tow it . new patches should start to go on today
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