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Old 09-23-2017, 01:35 AM
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Default **NEW 2018** 28 EVO raceboat

Congratulations to Jeff Meulhausen of Speed Shop Marine! HOME

This raceboat build is looking great so far. It's going to be a real runner!

The design sketch is not 100% accurate. Gelcoat colors will be electric blue base coat, white graphics and green pin stripe.
Build construction plans are carbon/kevlar lamination with foam core. Then drivetrain package plans are to run a SBI spec 509 engine, Mercury ITS and bravo XR. Final racing plan is to run the full SBI schedule in 2018, other offshore racing circuits and to also chase after the single engine kilo speed record!

For quick background information, Speed Shop Marine is in charge of the setup with Team Woody Racing which is the orange/yellow Lavey 28 EVO race boat that has currently ran 97 MPH in the 3/4 mile shootouts so they are fairly familiar with the boat and they are doing all the research and testing they can to gather information for their new boat.



Prepping the deck mold, taping, gelcoat.















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Old 09-23-2017, 01:41 AM
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Taping and gelcoat of the bottom mold.















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Old 09-23-2017, 01:49 AM
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For reference purposes, here is a time lapse video of Lavey Craft pulling a 2750 NuEra out of the mold last week. Lavey bonds the hull of all their boats while it is still in the mold ensuring the hull never moves and stays as true and straight as the mold. Also another thing to note, their 2750 NuEra pleasure boat and their 28 EVO race boat use the exact same bottom mold making their pleasure boats a true race proven bottom and also makes their race boats exactly the same bottom as a pleasure boat, nothing out of the ordinary.


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Old 09-27-2017, 07:23 PM
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How do you bond the hull and deck while they're still in the mold? I assume you have to access the inside and glass them together...?

That 2750 looks great, what power is going in it?
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How do you bond the hull and deck while they're still in the mold? I assume you have to access the inside and glass them together...?

That 2750 looks great, what power is going in it?
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All our boat molds, except the 29, have "keys" or notches on the flange of the mold, male on one side and female on the other. This ensures they align exactly the same every time. The two molds are placed together and you get inside just as you would if it was a bare hull and you fiberglass the deck/bottom together. Essentially it's exactly the same way most companies do it, except we do it while the boat is still in the mold.

The 2750 in the video will be getting twin outboards, Merc 300 XS's.
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Great info thanks! That'll be interesting with twin outboards. Keep up the pictures, they're always really interesting to watch the build process. Really glad Lavey is building boats again!
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Great info thanks! That'll be interesting with twin outboards. Keep up the pictures, they're always really interesting to watch the build process. Really glad Lavey is building boats again!

Hello Tom 2 diff boats, the twin OB is the one being popped, the Green accent boat here is the race boat.

This boat will be an I/O and is getting a carbon/ Kevlar Layup

Yea Lavey is also glad they are building boats!



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