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Old 09-21-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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teak float

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My teak float for tube pathos












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Old 09-21-2019, 02:46 PM   #2
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The "Carbo-Teak" model! Looks good, very nice job with the timberwork!
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:30 PM   #3
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Nicely done! It looks great. I’ll bet the added mass reduces any recoil and the float makes the gun a lot easier to swim with. Please give some feedback
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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Nice job!
How is the teak secured to the barrel?

Out of curiosity, what was the reason you decided to do this? A couple years back I had intended to do something similar to increase mass and reduce recoil on my carbon gun, classic band setup. I ended up getting a wood gun instead which was easier for me, but far more costly.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:54 PM   #5
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lovely execution Fred! where did you find ball end bit that big??
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:34 PM   #6
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hello people
to decrease the recoil and prevent the speargun from sinking.
machining is tight, wood swells in water, there is no need for glue.
I found the router bit on aliexpress
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:03 AM   #7
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Re: teak float

Nice! Actually for the Carbon barrel you probably don't need a float unless you use shafts at 8mm or heavier. There is 3 cylindrical weights that are screwed at the back of the muzzle that can be removed (in the Carbon version). For aluminium barrels this will be very useful as they are much heavier and don't have any weights you can remove. Also the aluminium barrel can flex quite a bit on the longer tubes and if you put a sleeve over the entire thing it makes it much stiffer.

By the way you can get slip over ballasts made of some sort of floating polyurethane. Pathos sells one (which is not too good) but I have seen some much better ones. I am surprised these are not commonly on sale as they can be very useful to not only give additional ballast, but also to place hooks for roller or invert roller conversions.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:10 PM   #8
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hello people
to decrease the recoil and prevent the speargun from sinking.
machining is tight, wood swells in water, there is no need for glue.
I found the router bit on aliexpress
Do you know why your gun was sinking? I usually have quite a bit of float to my carbon barrel guns. Did you have to reballast the gun after adding the teak? Float or neutral now with the teak (+shaft)?
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:56 PM   #9
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Do you know why your gun was sinking? I usually have quite a bit of float to my carbon barrel guns. Did you have to reballast the gun after adding the teak? Float or neutral now with the teak (+shaft)?

I changed my spear for a longer and bigger, the weapon was unbalanced.
with its 135 cm of stretching at 380% the 7.5 mm is very fast with a flat flight without exaggerated recoil istolet: : coups:
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