MV Catapult Windows

Any see-through bits
seamad1250
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Re: MV Catapult Windows

Post by seamad1250 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:22 am

Paul, good to hear you are back on it.
The flex issue is one of a few with poly.
I'm hoping to get the polycast uv-sc which will obviate the need for tinting altogether. It's also very scratch resistant ( so much so you can use windscreen wipers on it )so should stay looking good a long time. Can't imagine getting it from the states will be cheap, but tinting/replacement aint cheap either.
The acrylic in the motorbike link sounds like it's about .5mm thick, don't see the same thing happening with 10mm thick stuff.
You get pretty sick of uni rope after a while don't you. Thought I'd have a fair bit of uni left but it's disappearing fast.
I bailed on the hydrive gear as it was very expensive. Ended up with Uflex gear, 215 cylinders and 39cc pump, got the autopilot pump from the uk manufacturer for a lot less than what hydrive sell them for (same pump).

mahnamahna
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Re: MV Catapult Windows

Post by mahnamahna » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:49 pm

I will revisit the contact you sent me in the US for the steering but from memory the price had risen considerably since you got yours.

I am very interested in your window option maybe we can get a few of us together and ship them all in a container. Let me know when you have more details. Can it cold form to our very curved big windows or does it need heat moulding?

Corley
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Re: MV Catapult Windows

Post by Corley » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:52 am

The Arkema Altuglass Shieldup product might be worth a look too for marine application. It claims better material properties and durability than standard acrylics or polycarbonates.

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