Thursday, August 19, 2010


First saw this on the CRAFT A CRAFT site. Looks this product  could be really useful on board a boat.

According the SUGRU site this material has the following properties:

Sugru is like modeling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it's exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. Working time = 30 mins. Cure time = 24hrs (3-5mm deep)

Sugru is designed to stick to as many other materials as possible. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass and other materials including plastics

Sugru is silicone, so it's completely waterproof and durable outdoors. It's easy to clean with soap and water, oh and It's fine with sea water too!

When sugru cures, it's flexible rather than rigid. Which means that you can repair things that need to be able to move like textiles, cables, or shoes.
I think I could find a lot of uses on board a boat which has a lot of curved areas to mount things. From customizing a dive knife to ones personal grip, customizing a flashlight holder, making a wedge to mount an LED fixture on a curved cabin top.

But, there are some negatives too. According to the SUGRU site the packets the material come in have a shelf life of six months. Also while the material comes in a number of colors including black it's missing white which I think would be more useful for most boats. But, I still think it might be a useful material to have onboard as long as you plan to use it in the six month shelf life.

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