Steve, you would have to have direct heat on PEEK to get it to melt and properly designed it could actually be self sealing.
Brenda, Yes sailing is on the list heavily on the list actually. Work we are doing will hopefully allow for a small vacation over October break here in the UK and possibly a sailing vacation for us in the Med with some course work to improve skills. Thanks for the kind regards. As I said in my post above one of the profitable (and becoming more so) spin offs is I am working with Corian/HIMACS and other Solid Surface materials. The work I do with CNC and these materials is pretty much one of a kind bespoke projects that are pushing what can be done with the material. The down side is all the care you need to take while cutting or milling this stuff. Utterly safe when it is solid and can be used in hospitals and surgical areas (just keep acetone and strong oxidizing agents away from it), utterly dangerous when cutting or milling (ATH is not nice stuff nor is acrylic dust). The final product is great and sea water has no effect. Fun stuff.
But yes sailing is definitively in the goals. -Michael
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