Saturday, 2 August 2014

Hillman Imp steering box replacement

This is normally required when the steering rack gaiter splits after years and years of use, with the Imp Club stocking new rubber gaiters we can now refit with the correct pattern now.

Fitted and filled with the correct grade of EP Shell oil, note, an Imp was designed around Shell products and we advise that only Shell oils and grease are used on the car.

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The steering arms are fitted with the oil inside the rubber gaiter, then the entire assembly is fitted as a closed unit.


Value for money from the Proteus 106 kit set

Angleo Lavranos was spot on when he designed this no frills offshore catamaran, we know it works as this one has gone together very fast over the past few months.

Check that with this design you build the boat the right way up, the center section under the boat will be turned over later and bonded into the space between the tow hulls.

With a detailed kit like this the bulkheads, hull and deck skins are all pre cut for the builder.

The interior joints have been filleted with epoxy and filler aditives, we can supply those materials also.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Chrome plated Hillman Imp upgrades

The Imp came out with black painted gear shift and hand brake levers, nothing wrong with this as the car was built to a price which would attract the market looking for a lower priced small car.

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With the advent of the rebuild of a 1971 Hillman Imp and to a high standard, we went posh and had the parts chrome plated, very nice too!


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sadler 26 rudder epoxy and glassing

This is a time consuming process given doing one side per day with epoxy is the norm, plus we need to work from late morning to avoid air bubbles as the wood expands and air escapes from the timber core.

Cutting back the excess biaxial glass cloth with a sharp Stanley knife works well, as long as the epoxy has not reached its full cure rate.

We use what we sell, epoxy and cure agent at R285 per 1.65kg pack, plus Vat if your in South Africa. This is a slow cure product and you will have a number of hours to apply the epoxy before it will start to thicken as it cures.

Ready for sanding and a second coat of epoxy next.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Argie 15 Ronstan deck package kit

We have supplied these kits as optional extras for many years, with some upgrades over the normal listing and quality from Ronstan they are nice equipment to fit out your new boat with.

Its a complete package excepting the screws and nuts and bolts which are better bought by the builder as he or she will know whats required better.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Glassing the Sadler 26 rudder

We have started glassing the Sadler 26 rudder with 410 gram biaxial glass cloth and epoxy.

The sides will be applied and finished over the next few days as we have some warmer days now!