Transom Flaps

30/09/2013 18:42:48
James
Any ideas where I can get 2mm clkear acrylic to cut to shape my transom flaps? Hobbycraft are charging £15 per sheet of A4. Any ideas? Located close to Southampton.

30/09/2013 18:56:09
Chris
How about this stuff?  Their ebay shop has other size options.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2MM-LEXAN-POLYCARBONATE-SHEET-SIZE-1000MM-X-500MM-/121031065457?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item61d05d6d20
30/09/2013 19:23:14
richardt
Try Linnell and bax - they stock the right stuff and now have a shop in/near Southampton.

30/09/2013 20:43:31
James
Thanks i went for the ebay 2mm polycarbonate. Only £18 including postage. Bargain!

30/09/2013 21:48:29
Brian
I found the 1.5mm a perfect compromise for stiffness and flexibility but this guy was cheap on all thickness of Polycarbonate and its definitely the best material I have used. See link below for their Ebay page.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360444313140?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

01/10/2013 08:10:36
MR3708
have a look at this set up, very simple, no hinges and have worked effectively over the last 4 years without breaking

MR Home / Main Gallery Page / building_and_repairs / rob_holroyd / rob_holroyd_transom_flaps.jpg
01/10/2013 08:11:53
MR3708
oops link didnt work, but the pic is on MR home page, Pictures, Rob Holroyd

01/10/2013 08:39:36
Edward
Most sign makers will have this stuff  and will often give you bits from the off cuts bin sufficient to make flaps and with a choice of colours. Day-glo pink looks good.

01/10/2013 14:45:46
richardt
Putting the flaps as one piece certainly works - have used this for more than 10 years without problems.  If you do not want to do the artistic cutouts below and above rudder pintle's, you can simply remove the pintle's and them replace over the flap.

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