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  1. #16
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    plug for a plug

    have a plug that won't be used again.

    It's about a cubic foot or more of skewed polyester/glass coated foam.

    Don't know the materials, it may even be original with repairs. It fairs to the bottom. Post some measurements if yer interested. You pay for the shipping and it's yours.

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    Motorwell plug

    Here is a few views of the plug from Adele M. Appears to be original, built-up fiberglass.
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    plug

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    plug

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    plug

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    Looks like the real thing to me

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    Plug

    I know a fellow who is looking at an Ariel right now...he's an engineless type, and as such won't be using the well as a well. Anyone ever thought about pulling a mold off one of these? I know someone who could use a part...
    Dave

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    I have got a mold half pulled, my health is back, just not any time to work. I haven't set foot on #45 in over a week. I may work on it this weekend if the weather co-ops . I need to make 2, one for #45 and one for Commander 105, I might make 5 or 6 extra if I get on a roll and dont have to go to the ER.

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    Makes alot more sense that the plug is hollow
    which could make it useful for other purposes
    and easier to store as well.

    338s's, being solid foam is therefor not
    original, or at least suspect.

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    Ebb,

    Yes, 338's plug is suspect. Factory plugs are "hollow" fiberglass structures.

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    Hi, I know this is an old thread but hopefully someone can answer. I am interested in creating this plug. What is it made out of? How would I go about making one or even finding a used one? Thanks, Rob

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    Best suggestion I have is to find one to copy. All outboard model Ariels and Commanders have them

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    This is not a How To -- but I spent a bunch of time making molds in that well.

    You could say the well itself is the mold, and if you are handy with epoxy anf

    fiberglass you can use it to make your plug. I'd plan to line the surface of the

    well with, maybe, 1/16" cardboard or 1/8". Then coat it with too much wax.

    Hang your strips of cloth fron the top flat (don't worry about the attactment

    places yet, you'll scroll them out with a jigsaw) You will also have closed the

    bottom off with a piece of waxed doorskin to glass over and create the bottom.

    ETC good luick.

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    Hey Rob,
    I have one and I am happy to work with you on dimensions to create one. You could work up a box form and go to town with fiberglass.

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    Thanks for the offer! I'm not sure which method would be better. Create a box and go to town or ebb's method of using the actual well to create the plug. By the way I think it's worth asking Does anyone have a plug that I can buy? Also, I am wondering if my deep shaft outboard will fit in the stern locker when the plug is in and/or where do you put the outboard when using it? I know I can find out when I unwrap the boat but just wondering what people do with their outboard when using the plug if it doesn't fit. Seems like it wont.
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