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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:47 PM
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The IOM Europeans looks like it's hotting up I wonder what happened to Olivier Cohen 100 he was doing well till he got a 75 score!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:11 PM
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The IOM Europeans looks like it's hotting up I wonder what happened to Olivier Cohen 100 he was doing well till he got a 75 score!
Black Flag, so last place, and then he got stuck in the B fleet, I watched a couple of B fleet videos, he got really messed up at the start in one of them.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:52 PM
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I'm concerned that twice now.. After a full day on the water , I drained a teaspoon of water from the hull.. So here is how I plan to try to find the leak.. I'll borrow the aquarium pump and some airline tubing .. And connect it into the 1/4 inch drain plug hole and seal it... While I pump in air, I'll put soapy water all over the hull and see where it bubbles.. Will it find the leak? Is there a better way? No.. I don't have a swimming pool.. JimS
The Aquarium pump worked great. I went over the entire hull with soapy water and found no bubbles brewing anywhere.. until I got to this receiver compartment that is.. there is a leak on the port side aft side that was very clear to spot.. I plan to pull out the receiver and servo wiring, undo the two screws and hope I can pull it out before putting a thin bear of PU goop around its top seam and then re-installing it..

The seam on the port bow was simply a little red trim tape lifting a bit from the hull but nothing was leaking there or around the rudder post and elsewhere that I could find...
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:09 PM
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The Aquarium pump worked great. I went over the entire hull with soapy water and found no bubbles brewing anywhere.. until I got to this receiver compartment that is.. there is a leak on the port side aft side that was very clear to spot.. I plan to pull out the receiver and servo wiring, undo the two screws and hope I can pull it out before putting a thin bear of PU goop around its top seam and then re-installing it..

The seam on the port bow was simply a little red trim tape lifting a bit from the hull but nothing was leaking there or around the rudder post and elsewhere that I could find...
I normally run a bead of Silicon around the pot and then push it back into the deck this normally seals it up just fine.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:46 PM
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I normally run a bead of Silicon around the pot and then push it back into the deck this normally seals it up just fine.
That's because you got everything down under that bites kicks or kills but no AMAZING GOOP that stuff is AMAZING for sticking a pot in a boat,Jim we're done helping til after the Euros lol.Oui rip the pot out and get rid of the silicone first.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:35 PM
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That's because you got everything down under that bites kicks or kills but no AMAZING GOOP that stuff is AMAZING for sticking a pot in a boat,Jim we're done helping til after the Euros lol.Oui rip the pot out and get rid of the silicone first.
Ok.. The pots back in and sealed..but I didn't use the polyurethane goop cause its so strong I worried I'd have a very hard time removing it if needed later, so used Elmer's glue in a I inch wide seal around ( after clearing all the original silicone) the top and will retest it once its dry. I'm on to doing the rudder to fit the hull contour tomorrow. Agree the IOM world races are a lot more interesting than my US450 saga..
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Ok.. The pots back in and sealed..but I didn't use the polyurethane goop cause its so strong I worried I'd have a very hard time removing it if needed later, so used Elmer's glue in a I inch wide seal around ( after clearing all the original silicone) the top and will retest it once its dry. I'm on to doing the rudder to fit the hull contour tomorrow. Agree the IOM world races are a lot more interesting than my US450 saga..
Is Elmers glue water proof ?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:55 AM
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please do not remind me the village and the rover. I ran a long time ago (1967)
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Is Elmers glue water proof ?
It is "water resistant" when dry/cured (Titebond II)
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Wednesdays Highlights

IOM Europeans 2012 - Wednesday Highlights (4 min 47 sec)
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Great video!
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Thursday's Highlights if you can call it that with only 2 races completed!

IOM Europeans 2012 - Thursday Highlights (4 min 34 sec)
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Is Elmers glue water proof ?
Humm.. probably not.. so I stripped it out and used silicone sealer
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Rudder hull contour mod complete

The Saran wrap we have no longer stretches smooth when it's on tight so I used some Vinyl covering. a single West System Epoxy packet pair was way too much but mixed in the microballs, and hoped it would thicken.. after 15 minutes it was barely thick enough but i went ahead and applied it to the top edge of the fin and lubed the shaft and slipped it in and added a bit more to fill any divits. After removal, , there was a bit of overlap on the sides of the fin but in 3 hrs it was almost hard, and I shaped it very easily with a hobby knife.. Here's how it turned out.. the black "paint" is from a permanent marker.. it's a perfect fit to the hull contour now, and yet the rudder turns easily on the shaft. Thanks Tug and Mike for the tips on doing this mod.
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