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Old 01 May 2008, 13:34   #21
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What tube tapered?
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Old 01 May 2008, 14:03   #22
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re stainless or alli, I have a comany next door who have sheets and sheets of the stuff. I buy lots of polished stuff of them for my engine mounts on the Thundercats.

If you need anything let me know and I will ask them for you.
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I need a couple of small plates in 316L stainless to make up a pole (already have the tube) Nowhere seems to be able to supply locally, any idea where I can get a couple of plates posted out to me made to size in 3mm and 4mm sheet, but polished?
Got some 3mm for you Bruce, that's all they had. You'll have to get it cut to size, but you'll have some spare bits over. PM me you address and I'll check out postage.
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Got the fuel tank in and various other little jobs done this week. tranducer mounted, anchor locker sheeted with rubber and CAD drew the light pole.
Lots of bits on order to continue with the build, next job is to make two straps for the fuel tank and fix the console base over it. At the monet it is sikaflexed in position but it needs fixed down better.
All the console holes now cut apart from the two side hatches which are on order. Waiting for various nuts and bolts to turn up to fix the bits in.
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Looks very nice. Could you please post a drg. or pic of your mast/pole design.
I do not have room for an A frame, but I need something.
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The drawing is CAD but here is a JPG version. If you want a CAD version for anybody building it let me know.
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Lots of little bits holding up production, from washers to connectors but getting there.
Console finished ready for internal connetions once mated back up to the base. floor readied for the base to be fitted and fuel tank fitted.
I am just waiting for some more SS penny washers to turn up and I will have the whole console in and can start running cables to the motor and aerials.
I am going to glass the inside of the console to the deck and have roughened the surface of both the deck and console ready for this. however I know nothing other than using Fastglas kits about glassfibre, what mat and resin should I buy to glass the joint on the inside to the deck?
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OK, next issue is to find a pair of jockey seats.
The humber extreme version is a whopping 900 for a pair and they are not that good quality or even waterproof.
The Leeway ones would fit and are a better price but don't look very comfortable.
I am looking for a set of two narrowish, sealed seat pods with side openings and preferably saddle type seats.
Other than Outhill who seem outrageously expensive I have called most manufacturers who will not sell without a hull.
where else can I look? I'll need a set in the fairly near future.........
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If there's any GRP laminators near you, they should be able to knock up a basic mould and make you a couple of jockeys, provided you're not looking for anything too fussy.

If you can convince them that they're not for a boat, that will keep the price down
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If there's any GRP laminators near you, they should be able to knock up a basic mould and make you a couple of jockeys, provided you're not looking for anything too fussy.

If you can convince them that they're not for a boat, that will keep the price down

How the hell they can charge so much for a fibreglass box is beyond me!!!
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