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  1. Tiny Turnip
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    Steam bending insitu, with the wood in a tube of plastic (comes on a roll intended for heat sealing into small packages) so you can clamp into place at your leisure without having to take a long hot wobbly piece of wood out of a long steamy steam oven and then quickly clamp into place before it cools and sets.
     
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    A recent post - can't remember whose, though; keeping your epoxy brush in cling film in the freezer, to stop it going off, and getting more than one use out of it
     
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    Here's another thread by the same OP

    Looking for a trailerable cruiser 23 - 28 ft with widest beam possible in UK

    There's many factors to look into there, here's just one post from Manchester in the UK

    Thread: Boat trailer hard to reverse ---> post #23
    I've even seen a guy with an extra narrow boat for those reasons, which is of course the perfect boat for narrow waters...

    Don't rock the boat...
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    Adrian, about the current post numbers 15 - 16 - 17, are those here on the meant to be thread, or is there a mistake in posting ?
     
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    Wellington, there are so many different boats for so many different purposes that your question is....well, actually it might be kind of good.

    The Design Spiral, or where to start building a boat. https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/the-design-spiral-or-where-to-start-building-a-boat.28580/

    The Design Spiral for Computer-Aided Boat Design
    Untitled http://www.newavesys.com/spiral.htm
     
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    The 9ft minimum width requirement in this thread is at odds with the
    requirement. British canal locks can be as narrow as 7ft.

    They get even narrower - this one is only 14 inches wide:
    The Gondola Blog: Narrow and Fast http://www.gondolagreg.com/2011/08/narrow-and-fast.html
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    I've been told that racing punts were produced down to 9 inches wide... :eek:

    Perhaps suitable for navigating this kind of water course?

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    Erm, I was responding to the bit where it says
    Maybe my interpretation wasn't the OPs intent?
     
  8. David J Ritchie
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    Why not just use a silicon brush?

    Nothing sticks to silicon not even epoxy
     
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    Excellent :cool:, just my bad I didn't relate it to the quoted post #1 part :oops:, thanks for clarifying . . :)
     
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    Only because I've not come across them David. I don't do a great deal of fibreglass work, just occasionally, and use a pack of cheap brushes from the poundshop. Thanks for the suggestion. Presume you work out most of the epoxy on some newspaper and then flake the residue off when its set?
     
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    Just for the record, from the above context I know silicone was meant for the brushes, but to be clear and for the ease of looking up references, silicon and silicone are very different materials, with only one letter difference in writing, since silicone among other things is made from silicon.

    Silicon
    Silicone
    I know silicone brushes from makeup and from basting & pastry and basting BBQ roast, the below pics come from the last two links, enlarge for clarity about their structure...

    Large: 1 - 2 - 3 - (and not shown here: 4 - 5 - 6 )
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    And now the questions about this . . :)

    1) Are the above shown silicone brushes for food basting & pastry the same as to be used with epoxy, or are there special silicone brushes for that ?

    2) Does the wear of silicone brushes leave silicone molecules in the epoxy resin, and if so, doesn't that deteriorate the properties of the epoxy ?

    Just in case someone wonders, these are questions regarding the asked for tips about the best ideas on boatdesign.net . . :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the correction Angélique you are exactly right

    I am terrible at spelling, But im glad you got my point.

    1) I am not aware of any special epoxy silicone brush

    2) The wear down is minimal to none you can wet out with a silicone brush forever... interesting point though

    the epoxy is still friction fit onto the brush so just wiggle and pull it pops right out... its freaky watching the fully cured 5min epoxy 24hrs later not stick at all!!
     
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    Thanks for the info and the reply David . . :)
     
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