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tvanwho
03:56:44 Sat
Aug 29 2009

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Dredge floats question?

Just wondering why most all of the small dredges I have ever seen are on a pair of pontoons vs say a solid float/barge ? Any particular reason? My friend Chuck Lassiter built 3 homemade dredges using polystyrene foam boards from Home Depot and coated them with aluminum skins. They all work really good from what I have seen. I am attempting to do that with a 4 inch thick x 30 inch x 30 inch block of polyethylene foam and my 1.5 inch dredge.
Just wondering how to mount the Honda WX10 and 6.5 inch x 30 inch sluice to the foam block? Maybe some thin plywood on each side of the foam, bolted together with 5 inch bolts or make a metal frame for the hardware 1st ? This is just a sampling machine.I don't care if it looks ugly, as long as it floats evenly in the creek while dredging.

-Tom

  
eightymesh
12:39:45 Sat
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Re: Dredge floats question?

bolting through the foam will compress it and soon it will rattle loose. my experience with foam and mounting engines (converted chainsaws on rc planes) is to use a urethane glue ( gorilla glue) and sandwich the ply between the foam and mount the engine/hardware on the plywood

  

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