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Re: Busted Navpod
As described by Rob Walsh, your GP series is apparently ABS capped with acrylic, and as you say 1/4 inch thick. It will likely survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse. Mine is ABS alone, thinner than yours, and has had some sun exposure. It was subjected to quite a lot of force, as it was all there was to grab to prevent my 230 lbs plunging into an open locker. Reasonable chance of getting hurt pretty good.
I have further refined my plan. When I was making the plexi companionway door, I couldn't conveniently find straight Methylene Chloride, so experimented with using MC-based paint stripper (nasty) as solvent cement for plexi. It actually worked perfectly as solvent cement, but made a cloudy joint on the smoked plexi offcuts. I had to instead be patient and get my hands on the straight stuff. The advantage of the paint stripper for this repair is that it is a gel, so will stay in place as I carefully align the pieces, and give me a bit of working time before it evaporates. I think this is going to be my repair of choice. I will experiment with the bit of trimmings from the front of the unit that I will trim tonight.
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