Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Self builds and DIY projects

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby andys9 » 23 Aug 2016 09:55

i have just pulled this from a kayarchy article as i feel it should be highlighted

Epoxy coating is messy and expensive. People love what it can do to a boat, but most people dislike using it. It is truly unhealthy stuff. Because it is sticky and you are trying to do a fiddly job with it, it tends to get on your skin. Some boatbuilders have had to find a new career after frequent exposure to epoxy has caused them to become sensitised to it. Epoxy is notorious for its ability to cause severe dermatitis if it gets onto the skin either as a liquid or in workshop dust. Some regular users find that epoxy is not the only thing they can no longer tolerate. Some have to avoid a range of common household chemicals, vehicle exhaust and barbecue smoke.

However if you build only one or two kayaks you should survive. Use barrier cream, gloves, overalls and a respirator when necessary, and have a proper wash afterwards. Use the correct size of brush to avoid spreading epoxy resin around. If you can apply the resin with a hypodermic syringe instead, that will reduce the amount of waste and contamination.
andys9
 
Posts: 5
Joined: 22 Aug 2016 12:08
Vehicle: tischer caddy

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby David Fellowes » 23 Aug 2016 10:17

That doesn't look to healthy, thanks thats worth bearing in mind
I think of myself as part of the the dayshift around here :)
David Fellowes
 
Posts: 83
Joined: 22 Aug 2016 17:16
Location: St Despair beside the sea
Vehicle: Toyota

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby Haggis100 » 24 Aug 2016 23:00

Hi Andy,

I've been rebuilding a Tischer 232 like yours for the last couple of years on and off. Mine was also like wet Weetabix but they are really simple to repair if a little labour intensive. I haven't restored mine to be original but it is now totally functional and I've just done ten days on the West of Scotland in it. Happy to offer any help I can.

Matt
Haggis100
 
Posts: 24
Joined: 15 Dec 2014 20:38
Location: Halifax

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby zildjian » 25 Aug 2016 07:06

Thanks Matt, would like to here from you how you went about that sometime please
User avatar
zildjian
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8483
Joined: 08 Sep 2013 16:30
Location: Tooooo far from the coast!
Vehicle: Hilux/SKarosser

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby andys9 » 25 Aug 2016 21:32

Thanks Matt and Euan . Appreciate the replies . Currently rearranging the workshop to create room , but still considering options . Structural woodwork American redwood pine ?
Did find this as thought provoking
http://www.piano-tuning.co.uk/foam-core ... e-plywood/
andys9
 
Posts: 5
Joined: 22 Aug 2016 12:08
Vehicle: tischer caddy

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby zildjian » 25 Aug 2016 21:36

interesting I wonder if our Gary Warr in Portland knows Him
"The only example I had seen was a large curvy hour-glass-shaped hull being built at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis, Dorset by a chap called Gary from Northern Ireland"

Image
User avatar
zildjian
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8483
Joined: 08 Sep 2013 16:30
Location: Tooooo far from the coast!
Vehicle: Hilux/SKarosser

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby euanmb » 26 Aug 2016 09:51

And wrap it in carbon fibre ;)
euanmb
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 25 Jul 2015 11:11
Vehicle: vw caddy

Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Postby Haggis100 » 26 Aug 2016 23:14

If you do decide to sell the parts I'd be interested in the front legs as mine are goosed.
Haggis100
 
Posts: 24
Joined: 15 Dec 2014 20:38
Location: Halifax

Previous

Return to Self builders & projects please

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests