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Old 01-02-2006, 10:55 PM
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Steve!,

Is that the plug that you guys were going to use or is that from a mold that came from the CNC router?
Any idea what that hull weighs?
Does it really just need to be bonded and rigged or is there more structure work to be done?
The individual I spoke with indicated that the steps could be removed (filled?). Thats why I ask if it's a plug.
I know that this has turned into bashing but it's kinda cool to me...

Thanks- Bryan
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Steve!,

Is that the plug that you guys were going to use or is that from a mold that came from the CNC router?
Any idea what that hull weighs?
Does it really just need to be bonded and rigged or is there more structure work to be done?
The individual I spoke with indicated that the steps could be removed (filled?). Thats why I ask if it's a plug.
I know that this has turned into bashing but it's kinda cool to me...

Thanks- Bryan
Hi Bryan everything should be there Epoxy glass fairing compound and the core to finish it! cabin door and tracks... There are small pieces that should be rounded up and placed with it.. It is a Boat... the CNCed plugs were used for the molds (they are there also) and discarded (Plugs) NOW to pull a mold off it (Boat) you would need a three piece insert!

It needs some finishing/glass and so forth like I said about 4 weeks with a good crew.

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Old 01-02-2006, 11:35 PM
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I noticed that the hull isn't notched. Does that stray from conventional thinking that the notch gives the drives cleaner water?
Did you guys have a chance to weigh the hull when you pulled it?

The molds were destroyed? I would think that some of the R&D money could be regained by at least the sale of them. No?
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I noticed that the hull isn't notched. Does that stray from conventional thinking that the notch gives the drives cleaner water?
Did you guys have a chance to weigh the hull when you pulled it?

The molds were destroyed? I would think that some of the R&D money could be regained by at least the sale of them. No?
No the Molds are fine and still there the CNC Foam plugs well You get one shot only from them the plugs got dumped!! After Molding

Does not need a notch plus I did not want to shorten the boats running surface there were 6's going on it the boat was light with the strakes at the keel area it would be also be running high (Drives) in the water with side by sides!!
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Ahh, I've got it. So the plan was a side by side installation. The deck appears to be raised as well.?
What did you guys plan for freeboard at the helm? At the rear seat?

I do think that it's a cool looking boat from the photos. What do you realistically see them getting for it? Or is it most likely to sell to someone that has your crew finnish it?

Generally speaking, do existing manufacturers actively pursue molds like this to reduce their R&D? If so, are they likely the ones that would buy this hull and finnish it?

Thanks for the time,

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Ahh, I've got it. So the plan was a side by side installation. The deck appears to be raised as well.?
What did you guys plan for freeboard at the helm? At the rear seat?

I do think that it's a cool looking boat from the photos. What do you realistically see them getting for it? Or is it most likely to sell to someone that has your crew finnish it?

Generally speaking, do existing manufacturers actively pursue molds like this to reduce their R&D? If so, are they likely the ones that would buy this hull and finnish it?

Thanks for the time,



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No Problem Bryan Here was the deal I started on the Plugs in late October we wanted to make the February show like I said the hull plug needed massive reworking and the deck drawings finished and Plug CNCed then the Plug deck needed finished after arrival ..

In November it was decided to build a Boat along with the molds fine we continued then the new boat also needed a new bottom as the stepped boats were in vogue now so we had to build something different. The bottom cost a lot of time and energy and delayed the project as infusion systems had to be invented for the strakes bridging the vents..

In February we stopped there was a lawsuit over the trademark !then Later the shop was moved to it's present location Thad lost the suit and there it is!

The boat I raised the freeboard 21/2" over the Apache so large tanks still fit (tight ) under the cockpit floor and the room for a standup shower (This was for the boss)the new deck with the CNCed hatches (with liners)fit over the big blower motors I think there were headers ordered
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Hey Steve, I understand there is over 6'2" of headroom in the cabin. Also how much appr. in dollars would it take to get it to the next level. Thanks Jeff
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Jeff I would have to go see what is still around I had everything built and sitting there..
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I'm tellin' ya Steve...selling nutin' is what I do best. An you, doing nutin' is what you do best. Let's find some pigeons!
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