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    Ride pads are on. Bottom is complete. Terry mentioned marking the bottom sheet center line with the laser cutter (low power vector line). Great idea! I haven't started on laser cut skins for this boat yet, but that will be implemented for sure.

    I've also been thinking.....we haven't really gone too far out of the box with this design. Geometry is tried and true. It's possible that I could be coaxed into providing frame-only (no skins) kits in January for reduced pricing. That would give everyone the winter to build. Life is short!
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    Cool Stuff. Keep gluing! Looking forward to seeing the finished result!
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    Thanks Darin. I'm pretty excited about this one!

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    Nice work!
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    Back to work. I glassed every seam on the boat. Took about 1-1/2 hours. The trick is using thin, 3/4oz glass, and a fabric cutter. Just cut pcs and move them into place with a epoxy wetted brush, then brush onto seam.
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    To both of you - Nice Work

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    Thanks Larry! Not sure how I fell behind Terry. I need to get a move on!!!

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    Drilled and tapped for hardware last night Pete. Didn't do the stuffing tube. I wanted the holes drilled before I cleared. Changed my mind three times on paint already. Think I got it now. Gonna have an OSE theme.
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    Starting to catch up! I installed the floatation. Still using the UL-1 cowl. I don't have fiberglass skills!!!!
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    Cleared the bottom last night with Helmsman spar urethane. Picking up some rattle cans in a bit here for the canopy. It's a race boat fer crap sake.
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    I never bought into that 'race boat' philosophy. Just because it's going to be trashed doesn't mean it can't be beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    I never bought into that 'race boat' philosophy. Just because it's going to be trashed doesn't mean it can't be beautiful!!!
    "Look good doin' it"
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    It wont be hideous or anything. I got a plan.
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    usually when terry sayes he has a plan somebody is in trouble! waiting to see who or what it is!

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    More progress. Motor mount in. I used the laser cut template that I provide in the kits, punched the hole centers, and drilled. I'm always amazed when the bolt holes line up. The true position of the holes have to be darn near dead nuts to fit (4mm bolts and the laser cut holes are kerf adjusted to be exactly 4mm).
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    Finally starting to deck the boat!
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    Decking is done. Working on nose. You really get a good idea of how aggressive the leading edge is on the last photo.
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    Mine is turn key ready for the Sunshine nats. I'll get some pics up tomorrow. Came out nice.
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    Did I ever mention that I hate Krylon? Terrible paint IMO

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    I think all rattle cans have their limitations!
    Nice look'n though.
    I would guess its not been dipped in liquid, testing at open water in FLA?
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    haha No dipping Jay. I'll bring a brick of lead to stuff in there just in case. See ya in Florida.
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    Looks great! Keep me posted on how it handles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Davis View Post
    Did I ever mention that I hate Krylon? Terrible paint IMO

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    Looks good man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    Looks great! Keep me posted on how it handles!
    Of course! You'll be getting a text after the maiden voyage good sir.
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    A little more work done. Finished the front and rear deck and lip to hold the hatch. Fits like a glove! (what you didn't see or hear was the cursing and aggravation).

    I've been talking with Snare regarding a one pc hatch and getting rid of the extra nose cone. I'd really like to keep the turbine/nose type profile. It's difficult in that the nose cannot go beyond the leading edge. I wonder if something like the 1 liter boats would work... I've always liked the looks of them.
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    Cowl sticks up a long way. - wind resistance?

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    I do like that, Larry. Maybe I'll work on two versions. One like yours and Terry's, and another like the 1liter Y class for people like me and Snare.

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    Pete, a nose of sorts that's attached to the front of the tube. Maybe a laser cut piece of bass wood. Contour file and sand that to blend with a canopy with the canopy tape line on top. Sorta like the tape line on a Thomas.
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