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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2011, 08:16:39 PM »

can i use fishing lead weights or does anyone know of lead shot suppliers ?? my boss is out of lead
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LarryW

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2011, 08:45:11 PM »

HI NICK ,
               try Travis perkins  they sell lead flashing sheet by weight ,    not cheep these days,   
             or you might try a friendly scrap yard  , 
                 that's my source,........LARRY..... :-))
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rob1962

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2011, 09:08:12 PM »

Try the local tyre dealers- they have scrap lead balance weights off wheels.
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triumphjon

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2011, 08:31:39 PM »

there is qa problem using old wheel weights , its no longer just lead , its an alloy of something else . which dosnt cut very well and is hard to melt too  ( ive been picking it up on street corners for months ! ) the lead flashing is a better bet , i dont know if newavon arms are still trading , they used to be in st johns lane bedminister ( near the old malago gas works ) as they would be able to supply cartridge shot . jon
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n33h

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Re: falmouth oyster boat
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2011, 11:21:54 PM »

hi jon, i remember that place, ithink they've been shut for a while now as bedminster is always being re-developed, ballast is being on its way, i have purchased some dive weights (2kg lead shot pouches) these can be pulled in and out for storage and transport, i bought 3 pouches at a cost of 41 total from Ebay, nick
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