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Old Oct 14, 2014, 11:30 AM
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Speaking of which, here's some footage I got the other day with the mobius at the beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RgaLUHHtB8
that's cool vid, love the sun and surf
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Old Oct 14, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Speaking of which, here's some footage I got the other day with the mobius at the beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RgaLUHHtB8
Great video nicos. Thanks for sharing your beach which is a beautiful location. I've had the Skipper on my shopping list for a while now.
Pat in Oz
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Old Oct 14, 2014, 08:30 PM
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used finishing epoxy and medium glass cloth on the bottom, I usually use minwax polyacrillic on foam but since this is going into the water I needed something not water based.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 03:40 AM
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used finishing epoxy and medium glass cloth on the bottom, I usually use minwax polyacrillic on foam but since this is going into the water I needed something not water based.
Really? I've used water-based varnish/glasscloth on all my flying boats and floats with no adverse effects. Not on my Skipper, I admit. That's out-of-the-box.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 04:22 AM
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Yep, lots of water paints are used outdoors.

Once it dries, it's waterproof
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 11:40 AM
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I've glassed quite a few planes with the poly acrylic, works great and comes surf board smooth but is just a bit softer than the epoxy, between the water based and the strength I went with the epoxy and medium cloth ( I usually use the light) since I'm only doing the bottom, weight gain should not be too bad. first time out with the epoxy, will see how it goes
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 03:34 PM
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October is clearly the best time of year to harvest Skippers. Any earlier & they're just not ripe...

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Old Oct 15, 2014, 04:49 PM
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 09:55 AM
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October is clearly the best time of year to harvest Skippers. Any earlier & they're just not ripe...
After the first hard frost they usually hit the ground. Then you need to check for worms.

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Old Oct 16, 2014, 11:56 AM
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she blends well with the paint
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 07:48 AM
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do you guys think this motor will work on a skipper? i have one lying around and im thinking about sticking it on the skipper

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 08:36 AM
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do you guys think this motor will work on a skipper? i have one lying around and im thinking about sticking it on the skipper

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html
Not a viable choice. Kv is too low and it's heavier than necessary. A 2826/6 is the best replacement and they're cheap.

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