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Old 08-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #71
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Guys... Need some help with the Beaver floats... I'm in the process of building the wells for the retracts / wheels and wondering what I should use to seal the well and make them waterproof???

Wondering if there's something like a spray on rubber. Perhaps go kinky and use a brush on latex?

I'd rather not use epoxy - all it takes is a crack in a joint, etc and it'll leak.

Help!
hey trevor, plastidipit.ca, google them they ship to your door and have it in spray form so it should seal the bays well.

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Old 08-20-2014, 12:40 PM   #72
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

hi trev,
just back from Lowes.
They have plastidip in liquid form for $24.95.
Spray can for $16.95.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:50 PM   #73
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

The link I posted is a spray rubber in a can comes in clear and black and some other colours. Another product similar is plasti dip Canadian tire carries it
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Awesome guys!! Thanks a million!! That's exactly what I was looking for!! I'll go pick up some tomorrow AM!

In the meantime, I spent 2hrs in the shop this afternoon while Jen and the kids were out getting school supplies . Pics coming soon! Starting to look like floats
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

Here's a few shots of the rear wheel well. It may not look like much, but took a bit of head scratching to get the angles worked out and clearance for the retracts and wheels.

The interior is what I'll be sealing and coating with the liquid rubber stuff.

I was also shocked how this box structure stiffens up the float Very happy so far.
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

I got over to the LHS today and picked up a pair of 4" and 5" Sullivan Skylites. These wheels are really light, durable rubber and don't flat spot. Downside is pretty expensive.

I got them mounted on the retracts
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

And here's a few shots of the retracts and wheels fitted in place in the floats
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Re: Beaver Fever in Southern Ontario

I notched out that formers and got the front and rear keels installed
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And last job this afternoon was to sheet the rear bottom of the float Starting to look more like a float
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