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Re: kittiwake questions

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  • Dan S
    ... ok, I will paint really small windows :)
    Message 1 of 9 , Jul 2, 2008
      --- In FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com, "Keven Jackson" <Rcm0de11er@...> wrote:
      >
      > > that is what I meant by small cabin, a raised lip then a top held on
      > > with the magnets
      > >
      > > dan
      >
      > Dan,
      >
      > That's a 'lid' - a cabin has sides, a roof - and windows, usually ! ;)
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Keven.
      >
      ok, I will paint really small windows :)
    • Dan S
      ... I think I will be using the supplied hatch I just did not want to use tape.
      Message 2 of 9 , Jul 2, 2008
        --- In FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com, "Graham" <scalesailing@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hello Dan...
        > What I have done on all of my builds is to use the 'Spar' varnish to
        > seal the wood inside the cockpit and make sure that I get a little
        > extra around the edge where the wood meets the foam. Must be brush
        > varnish not spray as the spray solvent dissolves the foam.
        >
        > There is no need to coat the foam inside the cockpit as the water take
        > up of that material is almost zero. Save weight and leave it bare.
        > Speaking of water I have never had any in a Kittiwake here at the club.
        > When water gets in it is usually down to the quality of the hatch tape.
        > We use a name brand vinyl electrical insulation tape, cut half width so
        > that it can be curved around the deck patch. A small square then covers
        > the switch hole. Honestly mine have always been bone dry other than
        > some mist on the inside of the cover. A small packet of Slica gel
        > tucked into a corner has helped that too now.
        >
        > Hope this helps,
        > Graham
        >
        > --- In FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com, "Dan S" <scionpilot@> wrote:
        > >
        > > to those who have built a Kittiwake FOOTY do you seal the inside with
        > > some type of glue when you finish? Like I have said in other areas, I
        > > build HEAVY!
        > >
        > > I am also thinking of building a low cabin and use rare earth magnets
        > > to hold the lid on. {thinking of vacuforming the top so it will still
        > > be clear.
        > >
        >
        I think I will be using the supplied "hatch" I just did not want to
        use tape.
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