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    That wet box looks like a good idea.

  2. #32

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    I agree. Awesome idea, and it will be hidden!

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    Started skinning the sponsons and non-trip. Decided to go with .06 styrene sheet because its light, durable and bends easy.
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    Interesting, I haven’t seen someone use styrene for sheeting. But it easy to work with.

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    My entire vacu-pickle is made of this stuff! One of the most durable boats I own!

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    Styrene is tricky to bond,`Marine GOOP' works very well. Be advised use in a well ventilated area. Stinks real bad...
    https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-GOOP-...EQ1WFN1FHC4HGQ
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    More sponson skin(styrene) and ride pad(G10) bonding
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    Great build Ken.
    Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyatBBY View Post
    Great build Ken.
    Thanks Buddy!

    Last of the sponson skins bonding. Careful balance of aero, fluid dynamics and contact patch went into the right & left sponson designs. Overlaps still need to trimmed and fine sanded.
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    Man, that looks great Ken!!!

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    THANKS!

    More pics front canard wing structure, sponson floatation and through hull motor mount bases bonded in.
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    Finally G-10 top skins are bonded to sponsons. Used small wood screws to hold the edges down while overnight bonding. They will be removed, holes filled etc...
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    ~~~~~~~70 MPH Club Member!~~~~~~~~~

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    Looks like you are fast approaching the down hill side of the build. Very nice work my friend!
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