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by teamROAM
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Glassing and Epoxies
Topic: glassing coves fillets etc
Replies: 8
Views: 9180

glassing coves fillets etc

From a purely structural point of view the widest tape should go on top. Reasoning behind the widest tape first as it was explained to me was so if during sanding the builder got a bit excited and over sanded the most critical one being the widest would not be the first damaged… I’m sure if it made ...
by teamROAM
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: What is your shed tool list???
Replies: 29
Views: 33336

What is your shed tool list???

yeah I went cheap charlie on my clamps and they dont have enough squeeze for some jobs. want to get a bunch of those Erwin ones but $$$.
by teamROAM
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: What is your shed tool list???
Replies: 29
Views: 33336

What is your shed tool list???

oh and extension leads, x heaps

and protable light stands with 2 x 500W halogens on them. I use these alot as shed lighting not so good and also to put close to glassing jobs just finished to get them to go off nicely as its a bit chilly in Tasmania sometimes.



Later
by teamROAM
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: What is your shed tool list???
Replies: 29
Views: 33336

What is your shed tool list???

This might be on here already but I have not come across it. Something I asked a bunch of people when I was setting up to start my build was what tools they had and used most etc. Figure the below list may help some peoples planning and cost estimating: Note: ! = I would not do without # = glad I sp...
by teamROAM
Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: what is your best tip
Replies: 28
Views: 20626

what is your best tip

If using a lot of 5:1 epoxy’s get a bench pump that draws straight from the 2 parts. Mine was not cheap at around 400 bucks but reckon its worth it for sure. Benefits listed below: -No need to use a full pump. Can get correctly measured ratios whether you need the smallest amount form a half pump to...
by teamROAM
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Great Coving information (moved from another thread)
Replies: 16
Views: 18497

Great Coving information (moved from another thread)

Filleting or Coving hey?!? This is a good forum. Think I have read through most of it now. Should have found it a year ago. Can't stand the keyboard heros on some of the other cruising ones. So melon ball cutters...... not a fan as end up getting messy and hard to clean. I'm stuck offshore working s...
by teamROAM
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Steering and Autopilots
Topic: Composite rudder shafts
Replies: 46
Views: 43178

Composite rudder shafts

Hi Madaz Thanks for the feedback. Think I will go with this system. Good level of mid tech, low cost and ease of construction. Best system I have seen is by a bloke down the channel building a Chaimberlin (you may know him). He made his own stocks out of carbon with high mod resin then post cured th...
by teamROAM
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Steering and Autopilots
Topic: Composite rudder shafts
Replies: 46
Views: 43178

Composite rudder shafts

Hi guys Quick question in regards to the life span of this system. Obviously not an issue as it seems alot of designs call for the housing tube being the contact surface of the bearing wether using a stainless or GRP rudder stock. Just wanted to check noone has heard of any wear issues (being no rep...