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mk1

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Re: Jam Jar Sub
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 05:39:19 PM »

Absolutely brilliant, take my hat off to Alan. Love to see a close up cos I want one.
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Re: Jam Jar Sub
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 08:30:08 PM »

Me too - great piece of creative modelling, nice handy size with a touch of steampunk for good measure,
more info please !
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Re: Jam Jar Sub
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 09:06:37 AM »

The January 2020 issue of "Model Boats" has a good 2 page article on this clever sub seen at Bournville last year.


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Re: Jam Jar Sub
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 09:10:57 AM »

Yes I,ve read it, superb, may even have a go at building one.
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Re: Jam Jar Sub
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 09:56:50 AM »

I would love to build one !

The Model Boats magazine article mentions -
three jam jars are bonded together and then bonded to a ply frame work using 'builders high strength transparent adhesive',
can I assume we are talking Silicone Sealant?  of which there are many variants??

I believe there's a special fish tank high strength silicone used to bond the corners of glass aquariums etc?,

any submariners like to advise please??

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Re: Jam Jar Sub
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 10:10:48 AM »

When I built my R & R Aquabat I bonded the two hulls together with stuff called Stix Like which is a silicone adhesive, it really works well. I used the same stuff to stick together my Club 500 speed boat.
I think it used be called sticks like ..it bought it in Wicks


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