Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

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andys9
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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 14984Post andys9
August 23rd, 2016, 8:55 am

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.

David Fellowes
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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 14985Post David Fellowes
August 23rd, 2016, 9:17 am

That doesn't look to healthy, thanks thats worth bearing in mind
I think of myself as part of the the dayshift around here :)

Haggis100
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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 15018Post Haggis100
August 24th, 2016, 10:00 pm

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

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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 15021Post zildjian
August 25th, 2016, 6:06 am

Thanks Matt, would like to here from you how you went about that sometime please

andys9
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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 15038Post andys9
August 25th, 2016, 8:32 pm

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/

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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 15039Post zildjian
August 25th, 2016, 8:36 pm

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"

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Re: Tischer VW Caddy MK 1 to break or restore

Post: # 15046Post euanmb
August 26th, 2016, 8:51 am

And wrap it in carbon fibre ;)

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Post: # 15057Post Haggis100
August 26th, 2016, 10:14 pm

If you do decide to sell the parts I'd be interested in the front legs as mine are goosed.

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