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Old 10-23-2009, 06:44 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone!! Not only did I get a few laughs from these stories, I learned a few things for the "next" time I put myself in a mess at a ramp.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:06 AM   #12
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Sorry about that - triaxial honeycomb - is Nida-Core sheets laid up on both sides with triaxial cloth and epoxy. Very light weight, very strong and does not rot. I have witnessed a demo many years where a 4 X 8 sheet was laid between two saw horses and a fat boy jumped up and down on the middle. It is strong stuff but cost about 3X plywood. I figure it will reduce the weight of the Chico Limo's deck about 500 pounds and last forever.:letsdrink
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:15 AM   #13
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Tom, that is too funny.LMAO :clapGlad you got her out and look forward to seeing some pics after the repairs. (Also want to hear the stories of the ongoing repairs.)
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:07 PM   #14
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Tom, Hopefully you can get it put back together quickly.. What was the reason it took on so much water in the Hulls already?
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:58 AM   #15
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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=smalltxt vAlign=top><SPAN id=_ctl1_ctlTopic_ctlPanelBar_ctlTopicsRepeater__c tl12_lblFullMessage>Sorry about that - triaxial honeycomb - is Nida-Core sheets laid up on both sides with triaxial cloth and epoxy. Very light weight, very strong and does not rot. I have witnessed a demo many years where a 4 X 8 sheet was laid between two saw horses and a fat boy jumped up and down on the middle. It is strong stuff but cost about 3X plywood. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
I used this in my boat, as stated it is very light, verystrong and will not rot. I disagree with the 3X cost though. If you buy good marine plywood and laminate it the same way there really is no cost difference (if fact you may have more in the plywood). I laminated mine which was a big underatking for someone who had never done fiberglass work. I realized after i was well into that i could have bought the panels from Nida-Core already laminated and come out cheaper, not even fatoring in the time and effort and quality of the layup.

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:16 AM   #16
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I didn't realize the Chico Limo was yours! I've sat on the back porch/dock a many of day and watched it motor by. I'll wave/holler next time now thatI know that is you.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #17
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polar21 (10/23/2009)I will go ahead and chime in with my latest stupid move at the ramp. Just bought a new ski boat and went to put it in the water. Our fishing boat doesnt have straps on the back, but this ski boat has them. Put the boat in the water and started pushing on the bow to get the boat off the trailer. Backed the truck up a little farther down the ramp and low and behold the trailer started floating sideways. Took me about 10 minutes (felt like an hour) to finally figure out that it is impossible to launch a boat with 2 straps on the back tied to the trailer. idiot...
Done this as well, felt like a retard! Especially since I bought the straps to put back there!
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:00 PM   #18
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just to let you guys know .... drive on trailers dont mean you can actually unhook them from the tow vehicle and drive away .......... on the trailer.... saw this in orlando..... there was a group of people pulling the trailer up the ramp to reatatch to the tow vehicle......... can you say ......... HOLLY CRAP
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Never tried it myself, but read an interesting solution to when you back the trailer wheels off the end of the ramp. Hook a line to the axle. The actual idea I readthe guy useda wreck anchor to hook the axle. Run the anchor line through the bow roller if you have one or through the eye on the bow of the boat. Attach the line to you trailer winch. Use the boat as a lift pointand crank the winch tolift thetrailer axle. Pull the tow vehicle forward until the axle is over the ramp. Drop the axle to the ramp and you have the wheels back on the ramp. Hope that explaination made sense.
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