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  • polaris float break

    broken the wooden stem in half on my polaris float, any ideas how to repair it

  • #2
    I would clean both sides, and half joint it by about 1/2"

    Or spend another £2
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Half man, half Octoplus, half bean wannabe test pilot.

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    • #3
      could you post a link as to where i could buy polaris floats for £2 please

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      • #4
        I thought that's what they cost ? I have one, a bodied waggler thing about 7", and don't recall it being much more.

        You mean the self locking / depth finding things?

        Whats the break like? Clean or splintered? Could you lose an inch off the tip and still use it?
        [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

        Half man, half Octoplus, half bean wannabe test pilot.

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        • #5
          its splintered

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          • #6
            I'll have a pop at repairing it if you send it my way.
            [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

            Half man, half Octoplus, half bean wannabe test pilot.

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            • #7
              Hi Hawb, my Polaris were nicked, and, at the time i had to consider the cost of replacements! at over £3.50 each plus post from ebay. I decided to make my own, i did this by buying up a quantity of the Polaris Pole Leger floats, no 3, Sail type,... they were going dirt cheap so i bought several batches of them!... these have a wire stem which i snipped off at about 25mm above the friction device! i had some decent balsa bodied floats going spare!..so i adapted them, super glued the wire stem into the body of the float, painted them up, i eventually made 10 polaris type floats of varying bouyancy this way!.. they are'nt as neat as the real thing, but they do the job. i am always on the lookout for bodied floats at boot sales to top up my stock, they are usually quite cheap too.

              As for your repair!.. i wouldnt bother if i were you!.. just get a new one. Tony W.

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