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    Default Painted my Voracity

    Still in work, getting its clear applied then wet sand and polish
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    Also, reinforced hull and canopy with FG
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    Very nice!!!
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    Thanks Dan
    Its been nice whipping this hull into shape
    only had 2 real issues that I didn't like, the hull would of been fine as is.
    I found the seam between the top of hull and bottom of hull had some hollows and very thin where the 2 pcs meet.
    I added 1 layer of FG to the hull seam on sides and rear of boat at seam.
    Then I added 1 layer FG on the bottom inside boat on sides, center and rear area .
    I also added a layer around inside the canopy .
    It made a dramatic difference in overall stiffness in the flat areas
    I am very pleased with the FG work
    The paint is a lacquer
    I am considering vinyl wrap from Darkside Studios on ebay but, they don't have a Voracity hull to digitize from yet. Id have to send them a hull to digitize a pattern
    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Dan-O View Post
    Very nice!!!
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    Dang that thing looks sexy in white. Mine needs repaint one so I was gonna do it in a house of color blue that looks close to factory but seeing the shape of the hull in a different color, I might just change it to something else. Looks good!
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    Thank you
    The white does show off the shape of the hull.
    I post a video of the boat after wet sanding and buffing to show off all the hours I have in the prep work.

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    Thanks

    here is the wrap I like
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    Quote Originally Posted by arrover View Post
    That looks really great!

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    Nice to see someone getting creative with the hull. I for one can't leave anything stock!
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    Beautiful!
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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    Dam, that's too nice to put in the water.
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    Thanks GUys
    I am waiting for it to cure before handing it too much.
    The weather is getting warmer here so, probably about 2 to 3 weeks the clear will be good and hard.
    then I can wet sand and buff before assembly.
    all I need is a prop for it.
    Dan

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    The minimal amount of decals looks good
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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    Thanks, it was a challenge cutting out the gold from the decals but, was worth the effort.
    on a different subject, I purchased a couple of balanced props off the web and thought I had a grasp on the size and pitch idea.
    Now that the props are here I'm not sure I made the rite choices, what do you think of the Octura x548
    and the x643 for the Voracity on stock set up?
    Dan

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    I think the x548 may run similar to the stock prop but I haven't tried it on a stock boat. I don't think Octura makes a x643. Are you sure that's the correct number?

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    thanks
    here is the x643 listed on ebay I bought.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322057508419

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    I don't believe that is an Octura prop. I think they use the name Octura in the add to get in the search results. Besides that, it looks like it should be a nice prop. It's less aggressive than the stock prop so it may be slower. It's always tough to tell though before you try it!

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    just got back from maiden voyage for the season and after assembly from paint job.
    Boat ran perfect, no issues.
    after the lvc kicked in I brought it in and the motor and ESC were cool battery wires were hot, battery was warm .
    Is there a way to ease the stress on the battery? will timing change help?
    Dan

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    I ran this prop today
    its just not enough prop for this boat, I was on full throttle a lot more.
    Now I have a prop for sale
    Quote Originally Posted by arrover View Post
    I don't believe that is an Octura prop. I think they use the name Octura in the add to get in the search results. Besides that, it looks like it should be a nice prop. It's less aggressive than the stock prop so it may be slower. It's always tough to tell though before you try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Thanks Dan
    Its been nice whipping this hull into shape
    only had 2 real issues that I didn't like, the hull would of been fine as is.
    I found the seam between the top of hull and bottom of hull had some hollows and very thin where the 2 pcs meet.
    I added 1 layer of FG to the hull seam on sides and rear of boat at seam.
    Then I added 1 layer FG on the bottom inside boat on sides, center and rear area .
    I also added a layer around inside the canopy .
    It made a dramatic difference in overall stiffness in the flat areas
    I am very pleased with the FG work
    The paint is a lacquer
    I am considering vinyl wrap from Darkside Studios on ebay but, they don't have a Voracity hull to digitize from yet. Id have to send them a hull to digitize a pattern
    P1050081.jpgP1050082.jpgP1050084.jpg
    Looks really good. I just bought a Voracity (stock for now) and was considering doing the fiberglass/epoxy before I use it, to prevent cracks.

    What size/type of fiberglass did you buy? What epoxy did you go with? Any big difference after adding the added weight?

    I also noticed you didn't fg the bottom section of the transom, where the prop goes. Is it best to leave that area alone? Thanks!

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    I am still running this rig.

    It recently got some new parts:

    TP 4060 1750kv. on 5s 4000mah 60c x two running parallel
    300 amp SF
    652 OSE CNC prop
    68mph

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