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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbikerarlo View Post
    Nice job. You got me checking the forum every couple hours to see if there is anything new on the build.
    Lol... high praise. Thanks. It's a ton of work, but I love it. Seems like I always get myself into stuff like this

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    Some random thoughts...

    Chris said keep doing what you're doing, live and learn. I totally agree, there's no better teacher than experience.

    This is my first attempt to make something out of fiberglass. I've done a few repairs on airplane cowlings and wheel pants. And helicopter canopies. But that's nothing compared to knowing anything about how to produce a component out of fiberglass...

    In this information age we're in, the learning curve can be much shorter. But there's still a large gap between casual hobbyists and professionals. That's just true in every walk in life.

    There's also more than one way to skin a cat. And we amateurs may be just as passionate, and get things done largely based on that. But the good information is so valuable. I respect it, and appreciate when it's shared by those who paid their dues learning it.

    I can also understand the professionals not sharing what they know. How do you pass on a career with a few tips? Give me a few pointers and I'll make something out of fiberglass?

    No.

    The short answer is you don't, and can't just pour it into someone else's head...

    On the other hand, this struck me as a fun idea to repurpose this hull. So, I suppose I'll keep fumbling my way thru this project, as humbled as I feel at this point...

    Cheers...

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    I bet it will work a lot better than expected because, You think things through. Keep going, a lot of us are learning from your build.
    I have power tool's, it will fit

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    This is beautiful stuff to me. Modern math at work here...

    I wasn't sure how to mold the rear air relief. So I cut it afterwards, then shimmed and glassed it.

    I blueprinted 1-1/2 degrees over five inches, so the side opposite is .13093 exactly. I shimmed it with an 1/8" dowel. Close enough...

    I made the cut tight to the side, so the fillet stayed with the bottom. Then notched the fillet so the bottom would flex easier. The side cut and the notch is shown with the heavy lines in the second sketch...

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    Some pictures of the setup...

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    And the results...

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    I have a dozen pictures that sum up my Saturday working on fitting the tub to the top. And fabricating the transom and a former.

    I did get outside to hay our horses and took Wendy out to eat this evening. We do Valentine's dinner after the 14th to miss the crowds.

    The first pic shows the bottom air relief after cleaning up the corners.

    Then I made a cardboard template for the transom.

    And laid up a fiberglass plate to laminate to the CF piece.

    I gave up on the extra fiberglass I left to tie in the transom. I got some epoxy on it and couldn't make the bend...

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    Last edited by sammyha; 02-17-2019 at 12:51 AM.

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    While the fiberglass plate was setting up I put the motor mount together to see where the stuffing box would go thru the bottom.

    And made the CF former that will be under the joint of the top deck.

    I also laid out where the boom tubes will go. I still have to make the former that will tie in the support for the rear boom tube.

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    Here's pictures of the transom laminate and fitting it square to the tub...

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    I laid out the ESC and battery locations.

    I'm referencing these locations from my RSX380 since the tubs are the same length.

    Lastly are a couple of shots of the center former and the transom from the inside.

    Again, there's a crazy amount of figuring and fitting and fabricating for this project. A labor of love for sure...



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    Last edited by sammyha; 02-17-2019 at 12:58 AM.

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    Impressive progress

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    The MAS epoxy resin I ordered for the CF bottom layer should be here tomorrow.

    Getting some stuff done while I'm waiting for that. I've got the transom glassed in and sanded flush.

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    Here I'm filling the voids in the bottom corners. I've covered one side of my ruler with the contact paper. Then I'm clamping it with the PVC clamps I used for epoxying the sponson top sheeting on my RSX380.


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    so do you know why there are voids on the corners ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasboata View Post
    so do you know why there are voids on the corners ?
    Because I didn't lay down the first coat of epoxy all the way to the corners. I figured I could then pull back the fiberglass and fill the corners. Was hard to get epoxy to flow in there.

    In hindsight I would coat the entire mold with epoxy first.

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    Why else Chris? Educate me...

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