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Old 05-06-2007, 12:51 PM
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Default Magnetic hatches?!

Hi all
Im thinking of securing my hatches on my ship using mini magnets and a small metal bar for the magnet to grab,on each hatch,
dose anyone know where i can get a small ( Not powerfull) magnet(s) ( IN THE United Kingdom)
Thanks
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:28 PM
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Cabinet latches. I had a friend that you pushed down on his deck, and it would click and pop up.

Old 05-06-2007, 05:19 PM
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Edmond scientific has some great magnets and I think they ship to UK.

[link]http://scientificsonline.com/search.asp?t=ss&ss=magnets&x=0&y=0[/link]

Also places like all electronics has a great selection:

[link]http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi[/link]

Radio Shack:

[link]http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=magnets&origkw=magnets&sr=1[/link]

And you may want to click on some banner ads here at R/C universe a see if they have any.

Enjoy!

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:20 PM
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Email Executive Engravers at awardsee.com their email address [email protected]
they have rare earth magnets 3 buttons on a bar that latches to another bar
bars are 1/2 inch by 1.25 inch and have 3 3/8 in magnets

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:43 PM
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Don't forget to add more flotation to make up for the weight of the magnets [8D]
Old 05-08-2007, 12:31 AM
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How is adding something going to compensate for added wieght? Dont you mean remove something? Besides, we're not talking about a huge hunk of metal here, just a few button magnets. You probably wont even notice how much higher up the water sits.
Old 05-08-2007, 01:49 AM
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13BT,
Aah, but iron ores are subject to magnetic fields. Most iron ores are located below ground. There really is ground under all that water. So, the magnets will tend to 'pull' down more than just their own weight, you see? By adding stuff between the magnet and the iron ore, you lessen the magnetic attraction. That's why those metal skull caps work so well! But first you have to remember to wear them.
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far out brussels sprout! pure genius!
Old 05-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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WOW!

LOL...I can't hardly believe what I just read!

Pinch me...I must be dreaming.

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ORIGINAL: 13BT

How is adding something going to compensate for added wieght? Dont you mean remove something? Besides, we're not talking about a huge hunk of metal here, just a few button magnets. You probably wont even notice how much higher up the water sits.

Actually, the magnetic forces will add weight, especially if you are in a lake with a higher iron content


I meant add flotaion to the hatch.
Old 05-08-2007, 10:14 PM
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are you expecting the magnets to fail and the hatch to fall into the water and sink? is that why you need more flotation?
Old 05-12-2007, 01:17 PM
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why not prop boat mini-v has 2 small purse or wallet magnets and i have rolled it at about 35 mph and did not lose my hatch.

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