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Old 07-28-2011, 10:12 AM
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I'm looking for mounting hardware advice and techniques for foam, Balsa sheetedfloats. I would like to use aluminum StreamLine Tubing for my mounting systembut need to knowwhat attaches to the streamlined tubing at both ends for mounting and how do you install mounting blocks in the foam, surface mount or do you recess the hardwood down into the foam? Any suggestions or references would be greatly appreciated.
These will be 42" floats on an 87" Beaver.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:28 PM
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I'll be mounting my floats up in the next couple of days, I'll post some pics.

I'll be using aluminum straight into the floats [X(]
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Steve,
The tip floats on my kingfisher have the tubing epoxied into the float, then I took hardwood and shaped to so the tube would slip over it, I then epoxied that into the foam wing panel and use bolts to hold it on.

Down side is if it gets damaged it's very difficult to remove that tubing to replace,, I don't think I'd glue directly into foam for a major attach system

Search the Seacommander.com site, the have may pictures to give you ideas,, good luck
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