water channel help

Discussion in 'Construction' started by Gettysburg114th, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Gettysburg114th

    Gettysburg114th Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am looking for help with a product that some are using to build water channel. It is some sort of rubberized self leveling agent that is poured in to the hull. Sections can then be cut out with a knife making a water channel. Anyone of hear of such a thing?
    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. crzyhawk

    crzyhawk Well-Known Member

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    I think it's called Featherlite but I am not positive.
     
  3. DeletedUser

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    yeah that is what im thinking
     
  4. djranier

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    10 oz tube of selfleveling polyurathane concrete patching material. What I used in my PE, and Mikey D uses. Works great, just used it in my Mogami also.

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    Purchased it at Home Depot. Just make sure it says selfleveling on it, the non-selfleveling comes in the same type of tube.
     
  5. Gettysburg114th

    Gettysburg114th Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was looking for!! Thanks for the help.
    Bobo
     
  6. Powder Monkey

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    how heavy is that stuff??
     
  7. djranier

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    One tube is 10 oz. My PE took right at 18 oz, and my Kumano took 12 oz. But due to its long lenght, it is only 1/2 as thick of course. But it really helps with the turning, having the weight down low. After about 2 days you can start working on the boat again, but it takes about a full week to fully cure, before you can start cutting on it. and then its just like rubber.

    Brought to you by Mikey D, and his gang. Thanks Mike, I just love the stuff.

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    You can just pour it in, and then cut out the water channel, or build a frame, and fill in behind as I did on the PE.
     
  8. Powder Monkey

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    I will have to wait till I get her done and see what I have to spare for wait but I really want to try this
     
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    I used fiberglass resin in my California.
     
  10. Powder Monkey

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    i wonder the weight diffrence?
     
  11. JustinScott

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    REALLY? Nice...


    For you cruiser, yeah.... weight might be an issue.

    But for a battleship... the extra weight, especially @ the extreme outer low edges is probably a very very good thing. I was introduced to this just a couple days ago. I think I'm sold.
     
  12. djranier

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    I think your new Trip is where I first saw it being used? Then Mikey told me what it was.
     
  13. Powder Monkey

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    Anyone got any tricks for smaller ships and don’t say ya build a bigger one ;-) LOL
     
  14. Tugboat

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    For light ships, I use balsa blocks with resin on them. Or, styrofoam blocks with an epoxy that won't eat them on them (like West system).
     
  15. Powder Monkey

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    West dose or doesn’t
     
  16. Gettysburg114th

    Gettysburg114th Well-Known Member

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    Powder Monkey, West is styrofoam safe.
    Bobo
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  17. Powder Monkey

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    Is Styrofoam okay to use on smaller ships or do they consider that floatation?
     
  18. SnipeHunter

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    as long as it isnt enough to prevent you from sinking it should be ok
     
  19. Powder Monkey

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    Ahh the second biggest word in the dictionary “should” [;)]