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Old 12-04-2017, 06:10 PM
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Nice work , she's going to be a runner
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:34 PM
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Man a work of art. Very nice.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:26 PM
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Wow. Awesome ride.

You are gonna go bruise some egos with this baby.



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Old 01-21-2018, 12:59 AM
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Couple of pics I took last week when I visited Lavey Craft. The boat is coming along nicely!





Customer requested to not paint the cockpit to keep the lamination exposed - great choice in my opinion.



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I have a couple of questions. How thick are the "glass" panels used for the windows? Is this the boat that was shown in the other thread w/ the opening canopy and not just the hatch? At first I thought twin 400s but that may be too much. 300s would likely be enough. Is it possible to fit a 3 person seat in the rear?
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Originally Posted by iamjoe View Post
I have a couple of questions. How thick are the "glass" panels used for the windows? Is this the boat that was shown in the other thread w/ the opening canopy and not just the hatch? At first I thought twin 400s but that may be too much. 300s would likely be enough. Is it possible to fit a 3 person seat in the rear?
I do not know exactly how thick the windows are, I can ask Chris and find out. If my memory is correct it's either 3/4" or 1"...
This is the same model as the boat in the other thread, but different configuration. Lavey builds 3 different configurations for their 28 EVO - open top, fully closed top, and an actuated open/closed top. The mold to build the boat is the full canopy boat but they have an insert for the mold to change the configuration.
Twin 400's would work but most likely will need more CG adjustments compared to the 300's. Both engines can be installed on this boat. As for the back seat, it is not possible to have 3 people in the back with the full canopy boat.
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The natural carbon finish inside the cockpit is spot on, well done.
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The deck mold looks to have no openings or gaps in the lamination, how do you get inside to bond it to the hull?
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Originally Posted by Unlimited jd View Post
The deck mold looks to have no openings or gaps in the lamination, how do you get inside to bond it to the hull?
The 28 EVO and 29 NuEra are the only two boats Lavey builds that get bonded after they pop out of the mold.
To bond the front/middle of the boat they climb through the deck hatch opening, to bond the rear/middle they climb into the engine hatch opening. Also, when placing the deck onto the bottom they use a bonding putty in all areas that the cockpit liner comes in contact with the stringers.
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The boat is all ready for Jeff at Speed Shop Marine to rig up and go racing!

Engine compartment and all visible carbon/kevlar has been clear coated, hatches have been gel coated on the undersides with visible yellow, windshields are on, and everything is getting a final buff/polish and it's ready to be shipped for completion.






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