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  • Resin repairs?

    Hello all,
    Putting my Skipjack back together and I have stripped one of the threads in the rear resin dive planes? As it has been in different types of water, fresh, murky and chlorinated, what is the best repair method? This is the resin kit from Caswell when they had the stores.
    Regards
    Pawly.

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    Pull the plane from the stern. remove the set-screw (and stern plane operating shaft if you stuck it back in there). Place thin CA at the tip of a 1/16" rod. Place the rod carefully into the center of the threaded (now stripped) set-screw hole. Swizzle the CA around to smeared the broken thread with CA. sprits on some 'accellerator'. This thickens up the bore. Recut the threads with a 4-40 finishing tap. (Or, just cut new threads with the set-screw).



    That will be one dollar, sir!

    David
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      Thank you David. Send me your account details and Iíll transfer it. :)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pawly View Post
        Thank you David. Send me your account details and Iíll transfer it. :)
        LOL

        Let me know how that fix works out for you, Pawly.

        David
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #5
          Hi David, it works. It is more of a do it once or repeat the process. I did it a couple of times cause I donít think ahead sometimes, like today when I screwed in the setscrew onto the shaft before I put it back on Scorpion. Such an apprentice mistake. I am a dumbass at times.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pawly View Post
            Hi David, it works. It is more of a do it once or repeat the process. I did it a couple of times cause I donít think ahead sometimes, like today when I screwed in the setscrew onto the shaft before I put it back on Scorpion. Such an apprentice mistake. I am a dumbass at times.
            Don't fret. We learn by the ****-ups along the road that terminates at success. I've screwed things to epic proportions. The real dumb-asses out there are the guys who rely on robots to do the work, and never learned how to use their hands and head.

            David
            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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