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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:23 am
by Roberta
I buy the pre-filled cartridges from System Three already filled with Gel Magic or West 10/SIX cartridges. I do not buy empty cartridges or mix and put epoxy into empty cartridges. I am not aware of any MFGs that make or sell empty u-Tah cartridges that can be filled by the consumer.

Roberta :D

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:47 am
by hoodman
Hi, Carl, how about using something like a quart size freezer bag? Cut off a small section of one of the corners, fill with epoxy, then use it like a pastry bag. I have not tried this myself, just brainstorming.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:15 am
by Bill Edmundson
Matt

That sounds like a good idea! I'm running out off places to glue. But, I may try it just for future reference. Mix what you need. Put it in the bag. Use it. Throw away the evidence. Cheap Trick.

Bill

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:32 am
by Roberta
I also think that is a better way than trying to stuff epoxy into a tube.

Roberta :D

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:54 am
by mrintense
That is a good idea Matt.

I think there might be less waste this way as well. When I get to the gluing stage on the planking, I will give it a try.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:47 am
by KenRas
Will the heat from the chemical reaction be hot enough to melt the plastic? Might mix up a small sacrificial batch first and wear heavy gloves

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:08 am
by hoodman
I haven't had a batch of epoxy heat up enough to melt anything. It gets rather warm if its in a concentrated mass but that only serves to speed up the reaction and decrease pot life. It is an exothermic reaction but a typical sized batch that you would be using for glue-up is not going to release enough energy to cause any real damage, especially since it will probably be used up within about 10 minutes. I say use a freezer bag so it doesn't tear but I wouldn't mix up an entire quart of thickened epoxy.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:54 am
by Benj269
In response to the plastic bag approach to epoxy squirting, you can also get couplers:

http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-4-Piece-Set ... ke+coupler

They turn a plastic bag into a piping bag, or in this case an epoxy bag. You could then use cheap pastry tips in any shape or size to more effectively guide the epoxy into its destination. It would probably be more user friendly and accurate than just cutting the corner off the bag.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:44 pm
by mrintense
Got my planking plywood today. Also ordered a bunch of screws and two drain plugs which are on their way. Starting to get more real!
Starting the un-crating. I'll be storing them all on the port side of the boat and moving around as needed.
Starting the un-crating. I'll be storing them all on the port side of the boat and moving around as needed.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:48 pm
by Roberta
That will keep you busy!!!!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:55 pm
by mrintense
Yes maam!

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:48 pm
by Ranny
May be a little late, but, I use this great tool when moving plywood.
http://www.gorillagripper.com
Saved my back when I had to rebuild a floor.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:52 pm
by garrech
I'll second hoodman's ziplock bag idea. I read about it somewhere on this site a few years ago when I was building our Kidyak. I used it to make the filets. Made things much easier to work with and clean up.

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:36 pm
by Bill Edmundson
garrech

I think I remember that thread.

Mike, ctboater, do you know where it is?
Bill

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:24 pm
by sscobra
Nice looking ply Carl. Where did you end up ordering it from? Skip