Eric's C21

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:18 pm

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Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:04 am
You do good work Eric! Did you go for the West System 420 aluminum powder?
Thanks Jamie. :D No this was 100 mesh aluminum powder from my chemistry cabinet. Pure aluminum for making rocket fuel. :wink:



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Re: Eric's C21

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:28 pm

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Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:18 pm


Thanks Jamie. :D No this was 100 mesh aluminum powder from my chemistry cabinet. Pure aluminum for making rocket fuel. :wink:
So if you're late for diner you can always light your rails to be in time :lol:

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:43 pm

peter-curacao wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Eric1 wrote:
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Thanks Jamie. :D No this was 100 mesh aluminum powder from my chemistry cabinet. Pure aluminum for making rocket fuel. :wink:
So if you're late for diner you can always light your rails to be in time :lol:
:lol: Not quite! I would have to add an oxidizer to got with the epoxy and aluminum. :lol:
Believe it or not epoxy coupled with another powdered metal makes a decent solid rocket fuel. It's not the most efficient but it will work. 8)

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Fuzz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:44 pm

Let me see here. Richard with his cannon, you with rocket fuel and Peter just being Peter...............what could go wrong :lol: :help:

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:48 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:44 pm
Let me see here. Richard with his cannon, you with rocket fuel and Peter just being Peter...............what could go wrong :lol: :help:
Sounds like a party! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

No boat building for a few days. I had surgery this morning and I have to have a CT scan in the morning to make sure all the gauze is out of my body.
The surgeon didn't see any this morning but we want to be sure. I am sick of this crap hitting me every year. I'm fine now,it is no fun getting cut open. :)

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Fuzz » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:40 pm

It is still stunning to me that the ambulance chasers are not all over this like white on rice :doh:
I hope they got it all this time and you can put this issue behind you. Quick question.........you ever heard of a guy named Jobe?

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:16 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:40 pm
It is still stunning to me that the ambulance chasers are not all over this like white on rice :doh:
I hope they got it all this time and you can put this issue behind you. Quick question.........you ever heard of a guy named Jobe?
I know his story.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by TomW1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:39 am

Eric it is no fun getting cut. Hope they got all the gauze. We are leaving Iowa early from vacation as my dad wad in an auto accident, his fault and heading for Ohio You have fun down at the the meet they are always a good time.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:32 am

The rubrail looks fantastic. :D Heal up quick so you can flip this beast.
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks Tom and Richard.
I'm still not 100% but I did get a second coat on the rails this morning.
I increased the aluminum content to a 2:1:1, epoxy:hardener:aluminum.
The color is darker of course. I had the mix kick about 3/4 of the way down the second side.
I quickly used a squeegee to remove the thick mess. I mixed a second batch and finished the job.
I will have to sand, fill and prime this to remove some air bubbles. The surface is textured like the epoxy graphite. I want it much smoother.

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I won't find out until Thursday the results of the CT scan.
When my youngest daughter Judy got home Friday evening she had passed her driving test! So I have to go the DMV at some point and get her license.
I just finished paying for Danielle's increase on the insurance. :|

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