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High Flow

Member Since 30 Sep 2004
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In Topic: ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

Yesterday, 06:32 PM

Round and round and round in circles we go...
Guess that's what sailors are used to.

In Topic: Craigslist Finds

07 February 2016 - 10:07 AM

How about a whole fleet of laser2's complete with 4 pack trailer?
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More or less ready to sail... Sounds interesting!

Still a good deal if your looking for something in this direction.

If never sailed a laser 2 but i hear only praise for it.

In Topic: Making your own aluminum castings?

04 February 2016 - 06:41 AM

However, my feeling is also that the cast won't we very strong. You might not be satisfied with the strength of the part. Aluminium used for masts and poles as highly tune as as mentioned above. further the material properties of an extrusion material is different to a cast. Pure aluminium is quite a weak material. only the heavy alloying (tuning) gets it up to a useable standard. I'm not quite sure what grade you end up with by just melting some aluminium parts.

What you might end up with is a very weak part, which scratches and brakes very easily.

I don't wont to be a naysayer, just don't expect too much.

Still sounds llike a fun project!

In Topic: Making your own aluminum castings?

03 February 2016 - 08:00 PM

Sounds cool. Documentation on your progress would be great.
I'd like two have a go, looks like fun.
Hope it works.
I'm a mechanical engineer but have never designed castings. My feeling is that shrinkage is not an issue for your part.

In Topic: 18'ers 2015/16 the -real- thread

03 February 2016 - 07:48 PM

And is Chris sailing again? Back on mojo?