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CANCELLED because of coronavirus. Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottingham, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April
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    david f
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    Post  david f on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:14 pm

    The photo shows the latest "crazy" idea that works! (I've recovered from the paint fumes now, honest)

    I call it "Wubber". ("Wilicone" was quickly rejected!)

    Making weights Wubber10

    Mix up some lead shot (I buy mine from Hunting, Shooting and Fishing shops) with some silicone rubber. You've then got a stiff goo which can be packed inside the hull. It has a little flex when set but will not shift.

    I've used resin for this in the past but resin is runny and smells and sets too hard. (Not suitable for the near-organic U uPVC class!)
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:25 pm

    Wubber? David, I'm seriously worried about you, I weally am.

    But it is a good idea, I used the same idea(ish)to ballast the little Kilo....the beauty of it is that you can remove it if you get it wrong.

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