CRACKER BOX

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slug
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Fergal; Ran in to a problem getting Sikaflex to adhere to my hatch plexiglass. Turns out there is a
different one for this..number 295 , and for glass,plastic, or metal you have to use a primer to get adherence. Primer is quite expensive in cans, but is available in a "stick" form..sort of like a felt tip marker. That solved my problem.
Maybe this is what is causing your "pooling".
Doug

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slug wrote:Fergal; Ran in to a problem getting Sikaflex to adhere to my hatch plexiglass. Turns out there is a
different one for this..number 295 , and for glass,plastic, or metal you have to use a primer to get adherence. Primer is quite expensive in cans, but is available in a "stick" form..sort of like a felt tip marker. That solved my problem.
Maybe this is what is causing your "pooling".
Doug
Thanks for that I will look into it and try it on a test piece like I should have done in the first place :oops:

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Most paints or varnishes won't stick to silicone caulking...I found that out when I did the stripes on my boat...fortunately, I started on the rear deck and didn't get to far b-4 I discovered it....So, I used plain old cheapy butyl caulk instead and knew I would have to deal with the stripes, later...It still seems to be holding, tho' and not shrinking too much...HAR, HAR, HAR, Dwain, the SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIII KIIIIIIIIINNNGGGGG......

Old aussie
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Love that SKIIIIIIIIII KING THINGGGGGGG.........

Old Aussie Peter.......

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Last coat of varnish at last :D I'll leave this set for a week or two before I fine sand and polish.

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When the buffing is done you should be able to see the tin a lot clearer.

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I wasn't too keen on the red and white steering wheel so I treated the boat to a mahogany half wrap aluminium one that I think will suit her, I didn't budget for this so I had to sell my seagull outboard to pay for it :D


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Roberta
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Look's Great!!! I like the wheel!!

When you get ready to sand, try finishing up with 3M Trizact foam pads (1500-3000-5000 grit) on an RO palm sander followed with 3M Finese on foam waffle pads.

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Yep have my pads, bloody things are not cheep I could have bought a boat for what I spent on sanding discs so far :lol:

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fergal butler wrote:Yep have my pads, bloody things are not cheep I could have bought a boat for what I spent on sanding discs so far :lol:
Ain't that the truth!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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neel thompson
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Very nice Fergal.... How much longer?

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neel thompson wrote:Very nice Fergal.... How much longer?
That depends on the wife and the weather :D I'm just trying to track down some heat pleated vinyl for the seats at the moment it's not easy to find here and if I get it on ebay the shipping is very expensive.

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So beautiful, Fergal! Where did you get the wheel?

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Gayle Brantuk wrote:So beautiful, Fergal! Where did you get the wheel?

Thanks Gayle :D The wheel is from forever sharp http://fssteeringwheels.com/ and it comes with a marine fitting push button horn and chrome shaft cover.

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Beautiful job Fergal. Have you put the For Sale sign on the Malahini yet?
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Still playing with the malahini and love her to bits she is like my first born :D I pulled up here a few weeks ago for the night

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and moored the boat on their jetty, the next morning the owner of the hotel came down to me and asked to go for a spin when we came back he said he wanted it, I said I would have to think about it and will get back to him, I liked the guy and know he will look after her and that means a lot so she might be going :( :)


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The cracker box is looking great!

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