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Old 01-01-2019, 11:41 AM
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That's some top notch work
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:18 PM
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We need some updates Jim!
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:12 PM
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Pretty smart way to keep everything straight with eachother! Good luck with the build keep the pics coming
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:02 PM
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Any updates on this ?
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:27 AM
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Yes. It's ready to pull a mold. I'll write more later.
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bottom after widening it. Next is to finish the bottom
Its been a little while since I last posted. I tried but could never download the photo. I think I finally have it figured out. Before I finished the bottom of the boat I needed to add a flange to it so I could pull a mold. I also had to add to the hull sides because I lost an inch when I cut the deck off. So I decided to add 3 inches back onto the boat. It was rather simple to do but time consuming. I just cut Masonite, waxed it and attached it to the boat. I added the flange. This was my mold for the flange. Of course I prepped the inside by grinding it. then I just glassed it together.

After this was done I flipped the boat upside down and put it back on the trailer. Flipping it by myself was a challenge and took me about 4 hours. To say I was a little nervous is an understatement. I didn't want it to fall on me. But I got it done with 4 chain falls. The trick was to get it past the center point so it would come over.
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Attaching the flange mold


I attached the plywood to add a piece on top for the flange
More photos I hope of the flange and flipping it
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:48 PM
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hey Jim, what are the pros/cons of the V'ed tunnel vs a flat tunnel? just curious really. . . . . Keep the pics coming and thanks for sharing


I've flipped a few hulls on my own a time or two, yeah its a challenge to get them to go over the hump to say the least
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:55 PM
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the rest of the photos, I hope


Ready for glass



I have to pull it over


almost over


over and on the traile to start finishing the bottom and sides
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From what I've been told the v in the tunnel helps to reduce wave slap. You have to remember this boat was built for offshore racing in big seas.
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