rubbing strake end cap.

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rubbing strake end cap.

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I lost one of the end caps to the rubbing strake at the weekend. Could not find a suitable replacement anywhere, shops or internet, so I decided to make one.
I first tried to mould one. I took one off the other side and set it in a tub of putty, and having removed it, I then filled the mould with epoxy resin. The result was a good match but not perfect as I found it impossible to get a perfectly smooth finish on the putty, so the finished article looked a bit wrinkled. I then decided to make one out of wood, using my sanding table to get the shape. Perfect finish.

A good project!!

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Post by Haris »

Well done Simon
Photo please
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