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  1. Thread: Dowel drilling

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    ??? My imagination is running wild here Bernie...

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    My imagination is running wild here Bernie ;)
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    I took it for its first outing on my local canal...

    I took it for its first outing on my local canal on Tuesday, mainly to test if I had the KT right, but it turned out to be a wonderful paddle in what couldn't have been better weather for paddling....
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    I'm getting the picture now about what each layer...

    I'm getting the picture now about what each layer does. I was confused about the actual manufacturing process as what I read on the internet made it sound as though each layer was made individually...
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    Apart from when driving, the only time I go fast...

    Apart from when driving, the only time I go fast now is if I fall over. :D
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    I had this in mind when went to buy my boat. The...

    I had this in mind when went to buy my boat. The manufacturing document attached to the boat stated it was made this August, so I assume mine is the upgraded formula.
    Of course, there's no way of...
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    Thanks for that Kevin, really helpful :rolleyes:....

    Thanks for that Kevin, really helpful :rolleyes:.
    On a serious note, I hadn't considered memory and I've never worked with ABS so I've no idea how it works. As I said, there has to be a logical...
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    I should have looked this up before, but I now...

    I should have looked this up before, but I now see that in the manufacture of Royalex/T Formex, the 5 layers are extruded separately and then bonded together. That still doesn't explain why they...
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    Depending on how the sheets are extruded but...

    Depending on how the sheets are extruded but assuming they're extruded through a flat die, it's possible with the correct extruders and polymer feed systems to add a UV inhibitor and the colour into...
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    The outer colour layer is very thin, so it's a...

    The outer colour layer is very thin, so it's a shame that the colour isn't mixed with the next layer which is substantially thicker. There must be a reason.
    The doctor of polymers that used to be...
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    It was just a generic term I used, the same as a...

    It was just a generic term I used, the same as a layman would call any form of packaging plastic, regardless of its makeup.
    They all started life as black stuff under the ground, all the rest is...
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    In my world the colours and the UV inhibitor...

    In my world the colours and the UV inhibitor would have been incorporated with the ABS ( ABS is not a term I was familiar with in my world) thus making 3 layers in total.
    It's just a technical...
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    Possibly, multi extrusion can be a bit of a...

    Possibly, multi extrusion can be a bit of a black art, but I can't think of a reason that a UV inhibitor and the colour can't be extruded with the base polyethylene in the same layer.
    Having said...
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    Thanks Adrian, I'm probably getting into the...

    Thanks Adrian,
    I'm probably getting into the realms of boring now, but as someone who worked in the plastics industry for nearly 40 years (packaging, not canoes) I'd be interested to find out why...
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    As a possible point of interest, T Formex...

    As a possible point of interest, T Formex consists of 5 layers.
    The outer coloured layer.
    A grey inner layer.
    The foam core.
    Another grey layer.
    And finally, a very thin weak tea coloured which...
  15. I'm in Somerset but neither the Lidl bars or the...

    I'm in Somerset but neither the Lidl bars or the Thule foot pack I have will be any use to you if you haven't got roof rails on your car.
  16. Thanks guys, I thought those would be the answers...

    Thanks guys, I thought those would be the answers and I'd clean forgotten about the storage of water in the gunnels, which happened to me just the other day. :rolleyes:
    It's old age and gin...
  17. https://www.micksgarage.com/d/roof-racks-and-bars?...

    https://www.micksgarage.com/d/roof-racks-and-bars?msclkid=51cc00487ec41309d6c45dea36fda480&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Roof%20Bars_120_GB_S&utm_term=%2Broof%2Bracks&utm_content=AA-Roof...
  18. Next question; When a plastic/royalex/T Formex...

    Next question; When a plastic/royalex/T Formex boat has had holes drilled in it, does the foam foam core ingest water thereby affecting its integrity ?
  19. I must read posts more carefully. I must read...

    I must read posts more carefully.
    I must read posts more carefully
    I must readposts more carefully.............:rolleyes:

    Sorry SMbanghead
  20. What's preventing the tube from sliding down from...

    What's preventing the tube from sliding down from under the rope ? Surely the rope isn't tight enough to hold it in place, so is the cable tie we can see attaching the tube to the rope ?
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    + 1, I'll never understand the concept of...

    + 1, I'll never understand the concept of drilling loads of holes in a perfectly good hull SMnono:rolleyes:.
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    :D A thin, strong nylon thread is another good...

    :D

    A thin, strong nylon thread is another good option.
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    I assume you're trying to push the rope through...

    I assume you're trying to push the rope through the tube which will make it bunch up slightly, which is possibly why you can't thread it through.
    If you can find yourself some strong, thin wire...
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    I've given mine a coating of aerospace 303 which...

    I've given mine a coating of aerospace 303 which will do it no harm at all. I'm assuming that the outer layer is a bit different to Royalex as it didn't shine up as well as my past Royalex boats. The...
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    According to the dealer I bought my boat from...

    According to the dealer I bought my boat from last week, the T Formex formula is a closely guarded secret. Jaques Chasseur and his partner won't divulge it apparently.
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