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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: barryfoote on July 12, 2008, 05:58:54 PM

Title: Springer Tanker
Post by: barryfoote on July 12, 2008, 05:58:54 PM
I have finally decided to have a go.....I finished the case for my Lady T at 2pm and started the Springer at 4pm.

I am going to build her as the tanker "Tessa PG", which my son Mark (Footskijunior), is Chief Mate on. She is a gift for my grandson William, so have to get it done before Xmas.

A couple of questions. Made from 1/4 inch ply, what is the best glue for the hull? The PVA I have is not waterproof..

Secondly, I will need a cheap 2 channel radio. I have the two servos but will need a Tx and Rx. Any one got such things going? Condition does not matter as long as it works..
Title: Re: Springer Tanker
Post by: toesupwa on July 12, 2008, 07:56:59 PM

A couple of questions. Made from 1/4 inch ply, what is the best glue for the hull? The PVA I have is not waterproof..


The PVA might not be waterproof, but when you glass / paint / seal the hull, the PVA will be waterproof as the water cant get at it.

Or you could use CA...
Title: Re: Springer Tanker
Post by: boatmadman on July 12, 2008, 08:51:21 PM
Do you get evo stick down there? If so, they have a waterproof wood adhesive, I use it a lot, its good stuff.

Ian