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Old 03-21-2008, 09:01 PM
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That effect with the indented side on the hull looks great.
Well done Very creative
 
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:17 PM
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Thanks Cloke !!

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:37 PM
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I think this boat just looks smoking hot!

I look forward to seeing it in full dress - and I would have picked the exact color scheme myself as what you are considering.
Love the idea of the LED's in the recess. Have you chosen a color for those?? My first thought is blue, but, it probably just wouldn't be right to do it in any other color than Pantera green.
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Hi Sydwayz,

It was done the same on both sides in the mold just the picture taken at different times. Here is a picture of the lamination. Alot of work and thought went into doing this process with the recessed hull sides.No room for error !! My Father did a great job of coming up with the way to make this process work in the lamination. For the last couple of years I have thought that hull sides on boats look to plain and wanted to add a unique style to them. Thinking of doing the recessed hull sides on our 36' and new 41' model also. Customer can order their new Pantera's with or without them.I personally love the agressive look.

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Thanks for the info Jo. So, I take it the hull side insets are "floating" in the mold, and/or are temporarily fixed to the sides of the mold? Then they release and pull out with the hull?

It looks sharp.
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Brian,
There is no "floating" if anything it is a one time shot of lining up the inserts. Once they were put in place over the skin coat they were tabed in place and subsequently laminated w/ the hull sides.
Once you pull the hull out of the mold, the skin coat is opened up to reveal the inserts and some patch work is done around the edges of the insert.
That will conclude Boat building 101 for today.
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Bouyhunter, I will try a few colors on the LED's and see what looks best.

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Thanks gentlemen. I didn't think you could pull the hull forward or up out of the mold if the insets were somehow fixed to the mold. I'm an engineer by trade, and was trying to figure out exactly how you guys made that work.
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JO,
looks awesome!
talked to you a few years ago about the 28 with a step and you were then working on it,
please post pics as you get them. :
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Kirk,
I told you that there is a new 28' TS w/ your name on it!
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What I really like is the old school lines with new technology on the bottom and the really unique sides. The 28 Pantera is such a great rough water boat to add the speed of the twin step will be outstanding!
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