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Mar 04, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Homemade bow thruster


Using just plastic syringes (60cc and 10cc), and a bit of imagination.

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Regards,
Robert
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Mar 04, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Works really well I think.
A great and inexpensive thruster.
Mar 04, 2012, 11:51 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Neat. What is the white glue?

My only concern- the syringes are probably nylon or LDPE... both are very difficult to glue, so I hope you stay leak-free!
Mar 04, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Neat. What is the white glue?

My only concern- the syringes are probably nylon or LDPE... both are very difficult to glue, so I hope you stay leak-free!
Here we have by far the best glue on earth, it's a two components, epoxy cream that sticks to everything, plastic included. I have been using it for years, even in a submarine, both inside and outside, in contact with the water. A British friend of mine asked me to buy it for him, I'm visiting UK in April. He says there's nothing to compare. I even used it to cover a balsa hull, it works as a sealant and gives strength to the hull.

Site in Spanish (Argentina), but they have a link to the English version

Regards,
Robert
Mar 04, 2012, 04:49 PM
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That explains why it works so well,Its made in south america..
Unlike here in North America where if a product works fine and does exactly what it suppose to ,The EPA insist that it be watered down ,vitamin C added,so that the product is a waste of time and money to be bothered with..

Wonder if it can be shipped to North America without a MDS,Whmis,and UN designation.


Great job on the Thruster!!!
Mar 04, 2012, 08:03 PM
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That explains why it works so well,Its made in south america..
Unlike here in North America where if a product works fine and does exactly what it suppose to ,The EPA insist that it be watered down ,vitamin C added,so that the product is a waste of time and money to be bothered with..

Wonder if it can be shipped to North America without a MDS,Whmis,and UN designation.


Great job on the Thruster!!!
Sadly I wish you weren’t telling the truth on this.

Fine job on the thruster!
Mar 04, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Kcal
Sadly I wish you weren’t telling the truth on this.

Fine job on the thruster!

This is the hull I covered in that white epoxy.

Regards,
Robert
Mar 04, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Geez,rarely does a single adhesive work on just about every surface and application of a boat,
Mar 06, 2012, 09:11 AM
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unless it's made in a country other then the US.
Mar 09, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by more coffee
That explains why it works so well,Its made in south america..
Unlike here in North America where if a product works fine and does exactly what it suppose to ,The EPA insist that it be watered down ,vitamin C added,so that the product is a waste of time and money to be bothered with..

Wonder if it can be shipped to North America without a MDS,Whmis,and UN designation.


Great job on the Thruster!!!
I don't remember if I had already tested it in a hull when I started the thread; if you go to the album again you will see it working already installed in hull.

Regards,
Robert


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