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tbone

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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 10:28:09 »
Called around to see if I could find PC11 in stock anywhere locally but had no luck. Looks like I'll have to wait til next weekend to secure all my running gear

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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2013, 10:55:57 »
I had the same problem here in Victoria - three of the Home Hardware stores didn't stock it. Found it in Ladysmith though!
Apparently they all get a weekly delivery if you order on a Monday. Perhaps Puffin is stockpiling it!

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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2013, 14:37:48 »
I use West System epoxy with the appropriate amount of silica microballons to thicken it all up.

Once it has gone off a little it can be patted into shape if required. If it can bed in fitting on real boats it should work on small ones.

As long as the shaft tubes are cleaned, buff up with glass paper first in the contact area  andthe fibreglass hull surface and then clean off with alcohol ( Vodka might do in an emergency) and carefully spread  epoxy  where required. Tape in place. Has plenty of working time.

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tbone

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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2013, 18:37:36 »
I also need to attach the styrene to the hull, should I use epoxy or CA?  This will be for the deck supports and also to layer it on the inside of the bulwarks (if that makes sense)

I could start a new topic but figured I'd ask here first.

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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2013, 06:54:23 »
Plastic welder is the best. Don't use it inside.
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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2013, 21:52:55 »
i used this in my our lass 2 fiberglass hull

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Re: Which fibreglass product to secure prop shaft into the hull?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2013, 09:18:01 »
3M 5200 or sikaflex works good and provides a good watertight seal.  Marine store items. ;)
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