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09-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Jimofstuartfl

From what I've been told the v in the tunnel...

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.
09-17-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

the rest of the photos, I...

the rest of the photos, I hopehttps://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190113_091123_b52271b03f5548cabf900da8e043246b_613ce11dda3ab05e5e47f4227771ede1ef86b491.jpg...
09-17-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190105_151448_6b91a16f323146c291447cb8a1f670cf_22f85a5b56300e7b2f6477a8cda1208fd713f999.jpg

Attaching the flange mold...
09-17-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/20181231_123111_05e478a2c61045a59404f62891ce56ae_3e46a754623d5c75deee2724d7849d71b6364bec.jpg

bottom after widening it. Next...
09-17-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Yes. It's ready to pull a mold. I'll write more...

Yes. It's ready to pull a mold. I'll write more later.
09-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

I've built a lot of them. Whats your question?

I've built a lot of them. Whats your question?
07-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

The hull was Kevlar. The stringers were probably...

The hull was Kevlar. The stringers were probably not. Just grind and glass them.
07-07-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,961
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

I'm actually building a widened Chris Cat that...

I'm actually building a widened Chris Cat that you can spend the night on. The tunnel is the bed which is 5x7. It'll have a hanging locker on one side and drawers on the other. It'll have a shower in...
05-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

We were just having a conversation about the new...

We were just having a conversation about the new 300. The manufacturers cannot even get the motors. the new supercharged 300 will really be scarce. Going to have to stick with the 400R. Remap it to...
03-10-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 167,250
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

It's a very nice boat. I have a question for you....

It's a very nice boat. I have a question for you. Why did go from the cat to a v hull CC? Why not a high performance CC cat. You can have all the same amenities. I'm building a very high end 31 ft...
01-01-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Can you do any of the work yourself? The bottom...

Can you do any of the work yourself? The bottom is solid fiberglass. The hairline cracks could be just old gel coat that cracks with time. You could use a Dremel and open them up a little and then...
01-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

The photos are not in the right order but I'm...

The photos are not in the right order but I'm sure you get the picture.
Next I'm going to add 4 inches to the hull sides and a flange. I'll be pulling a mold to manufacture the boat. The reason for...
01-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Chris Cat photos of build project

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/carbon_fiber_ce337c57581b513609ef43270d28bf35e4cde13d.jpg

1800 carbon fiber...
12-30-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,763
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

OK I'm back. I know its been a while. I was very...

OK I'm back. I know its been a while. I was very busy working in Miami for 6 months so finding time for my project was minimal. It is now cut in half, widened a foot and glassed back together. Here's...
Forum: Skater
12-30-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,142
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

I skipped to the end so this may have been...

I skipped to the end so this may have been answered. I did the research on building fiberglass tanks a few years ago. To my knowledge there are no resins that ethanol will not break down over time....
09-16-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Don't use gel coat. It always looks like crap and...

Don't use gel coat. It always looks like crap and gets dirty so easily. Buy a decent single stage paint and paint it. It'll look better longer and much easier to clean.
09-16-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Double the BTU's and that's the size generator to...

Double the BTU's and that's the size generator to run. If the AC is not already in the boat, go with a 24 volt system and run it off of batteries.
09-15-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Sorry, use 320 grit sand paper

Sorry, use 320 grit sand paper
09-15-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

We paint all of our boats. Sand the flats around...

We paint all of our boats. Sand the flats around the non skid with a block not your finger. Use a 3M scotch brite for the non skid.
09-15-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

We use them every day. You have to thin the...

We use them every day. You have to thin the gelcoat so its like paint. 15% is not nearly enough. We use acetone and don't forget the wax. Also when you tape the area use 2 inch tape and roll it back....
06-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

The first question is, are you going to do it...

The first question is, are you going to do it yourself? They're right Awlcraft can be sanded and buffed to get out the orange peel. Nothing is going to match the sides of the boat. You can get it...
05-18-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

A lot of builders will shoot the gel coat the...

A lot of builders will shoot the gel coat the night before and skin it the following morning. This is pretty normal. I'll do the same thing for large hulls because it takes hours to spray it. A...
05-18-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

Hmmm, In the first photos it looks like what we...

Hmmm, In the first photos it looks like what we call gatoring. This is a result of the gelcoat being to thin. What happens is that the styrene in the resin attacks the gelcoat and it gators. Its...
05-16-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,183
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

If I was building these molds this is how I would...

If I was building these molds this is how I would do it. First I would go to harbor freight and by a cheap gravity feed gun. I'd drill it out as large as I could. If it leaks gel coat its ok. Thin...
05-15-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Jimofstuartfl

If the tab is going around an edge its best to...

If the tab is going around an edge its best to round it off if you can. Anything shorter than an inch probably won't lay down. I usually will put a mat over it to keep it down. Typically my tabs are...
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