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by rexd666
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Sites of Interest
Topic: Schionning GForce 1500C
Replies: 9
Views: 8116

Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

Not advertising this as such but found this GForce 1500 for sale.
http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-s ... =17&eapi=2

About 500K more that I thought one of these would sell for, nice though.
by rexd666
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Outboards / Inboards
Topic: Outboards are a target for theft?
Replies: 5
Views: 4393

Re: Outboards are a target for theft?

I thought that was 15hp dingy outboards that went walkabout not larger ones? My grandfather was a professional river fisherman and his outboard had square steel sections over the normal lockable screws, covered the pad lock as well so they could not get at it with bolt cutters.
Steve
by rexd666
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: Balsa VS foam core
Replies: 41
Views: 28712

Re: Balsa VS foam core

The different cores have different properties, which means different design. I believe the most significant is shear strength as this is the main force exerted on the core. Foam will tend to be thicker than the balsa for same usage, but lighter and costs more. Foam is closed cell, so won't soak up w...
by rexd666
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: Resin Infusion - Is mold strength needed
Replies: 4
Views: 3602

Re: Resin Infusion - Is mold strength needed

All the stuff I have been reading, it is either an airtight mold for professionals, or what Fram is doing in making temporary mold and sealing the joints of the foam core to infuse the first side. I assume the mold has to be stiff, but the bag should be conforming to it's shape long before the press...
by rexd666
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: BIPOLAR
Replies: 140
Views: 80216

Re: BIPOLAR

Looking awesome.
by rexd666
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Sites of Interest
Topic: Schionning GForce 1500C
Replies: 9
Views: 8116

Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

Yes, but they do have a non-CE version and advised to go that way if you don't need CE. I should check if displacement is different. I do wonder if the CE certification has merit, or is a another part of the Eurocracy gone mad. Most common things I am aware of that it mandates is escape hatches, goo...
by rexd666
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: MV Catapult Windows
Replies: 32
Views: 19396

Re: MV Catapult Windows

8mm Grey would be about 35% visible light transmission thicker glass in tones means less light, not sure if it is available in 8mm 4,5,6 and 10 I know are. Custom curved will be expensive, I think they have to build forms to bend it into. Never priced it but in the past anyone I asked about has just...
by rexd666
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Sites of Interest
Topic: Schionning GForce 1500C
Replies: 9
Views: 8116

Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

OK enough said on details. I am watching the resin infusion in NL with interest, but it will certainly take longer. I was thinking maybe strip plank and hand laminate one side, inside if female mold, and then maybe resin infuse exterior. But I need to start playing with it to see if how it all works...
by rexd666
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MV Catapult Windows
Replies: 32
Views: 19396

Re: MV Catapult Windows

I am pretty sure that the heat impacts for plastics would work the same as glass. So first physically shading the surface is the best option. After that you need to reduce the solar energy being transferred through the window. This generally is reduced through toned glass, where you balance the amou...