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Forum: Cigarette
08-02-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 225,618
Posted By Rick G

You are doing a fantastic job . I have one...

You are doing a fantastic job . I have one observation. I was always under the impression that one should not use fiberglass mat with epoxy resin . I was told that the styrene in the polyester resin...
Forum: Cigarette
07-26-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Rick G

Dan let me understand this . it took you 6 hours...

Dan let me understand this . it took you 6 hours to install the 2 underwater lights in the photo . I am assuming you used a late 1800"s Amish hand drill to bore the holes and pitch to water seal on...
Forum: Cigarette
06-14-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hi Dan , man its going to look amazing , is the ...

Hi Dan , man its going to look amazing , is the photo angle bad or is that gap as big as it looks . One question for my own education , would you machine the surface in line with the bearing carrier...
Forum: Cigarette
05-08-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hey Dan looks like you had a great on the left...

Hey Dan looks like you had a great on the left coast of Florida , I am a Lauderdale person , but it’s all good. . Hey how’s my second favourite flat deck coming along . Yours is nicer but mine is...
Forum: Cigarette
03-26-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Man Dan, you had me worried . Can't wait to see...

Man Dan, you had me worried . Can't wait to see it finished . After reading this thread I think we should start a support group for Classic Offshore boat addicts . The upside we can hold the meetings...
Forum: Cigarette
03-26-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By Rick G

That was Gary K's flat deck . It is the nicest...

That was Gary K's flat deck . It is the nicest Flat Deck around next to Dan's ( speaking as a Flat deck owner ) I don't think the price is unreasonable for the quality of the boat . Wildman , Dan's...
Forum: Cigarette
03-24-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hi Tim , Got to say I love your Scarab and look...

Hi Tim , Got to say I love your Scarab and look to get one just like it for my place in Florida . But unfortunately if it is not a composite boat it too one day may need a transom . It is the curse...
Forum: Cigarette
03-24-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Sorry Dan I thought that was his work . My bad ....

Sorry Dan I thought that was his work . My bad . I cut my fiberglass teeth in the C2 corvette restoration business in the mid to late seventies . You have followed my Flat deck notch thread in the...
Forum: Cigarette
03-24-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Sorry to hear Dan . It looks like your glass guy...

Sorry to hear Dan . It looks like your glass guy should be working at a fast food joint not on performance boats . That’s why I do most of work myself . Hey you will enjoy the jet boat for sure . If...
Forum: Cigarette
03-23-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hey Dan , that came out of left field . Can’t...

Hey Dan , that came out of left field . Can’t wait to see what’s next . Rick.
Forum: Cigarette
03-13-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Rick G

LS , I will probably blue print the bottom but I...

LS , I will probably blue print the bottom but I don not want to play with the strakes. I notched my 38 Flat Deck not sure it will make much difference on this hull with the power package...
Forum: Cigarette
03-13-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Agreed Dan they look really stout . Nice work my...

Agreed Dan they look really stout . Nice work my friend , you be wet sooner than you think . Cheers RG
Forum: Cigarette
03-13-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Rick G

Thanks LS , I am going to run a pair of 454’s...

Thanks LS , I am going to run a pair of 454’s running about 420 to 450 hp with TRS drives. I will set the X dimension a little higher than stock as prop selection is much better these days . hoping...
Forum: Cigarette
03-13-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By Rick G

Interesting comparison . Which was faster with...

Interesting comparison . Which was faster with the same or similar power . I am restoring a 27 magnum. . Cheers RG
Forum: Cigarette
03-13-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hi Dan , the inner plate looks slick . Have you...

Hi Dan , the inner plate looks slick . Have you considered welding stiffening ribs on either side of the plate as over kill to carry the weight . Just a thought . Cheers RG .
Forum: Cigarette
02-21-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Dan if I am seeing correctly in your mock up the...

Dan if I am seeing correctly in your mock up the prop shaft is level
with the hull. Given the stand off box would you not want it 1 or 2 inches above and space down if need be. Just asking. Rick G....
Forum: Cigarette
02-20-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By Rick G

Looks like The Cigarette Racing Team company is...

Looks like The Cigarette Racing Team company is moving in a different direction . consolidation . I am afraid it will end up like the other mass production corporations. It may be the end of the...
Forum: Cigarette
02-07-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hi Dan , any updates or new pics of progress ? RG

Hi Dan , any updates or new pics of progress ? RG
01-28-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,552
Posted By Rick G

Hi Dan , makes perfect . RG.

Hi Dan , makes perfect . RG.
01-26-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,552
Posted By Rick G

Dan I have transom envy . RG The one question I...

Dan I have transom envy . RG
The one question I do have , could you not have gone with plug ins as opposed to drive lines . I do understand that the engine mounting height might change nut I am not...
Forum: Cigarette
11-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

That boat sold so stagger it is . Giddi up RG.

That boat sold so stagger it is . Giddi up RG.
Forum: Cigarette
11-20-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hi Dan I kinda like the stagger idea . If I don’t...

Hi Dan I kinda like the stagger idea . If I don’t buy the 90 MPH old school staggered cig in the classifieds. I am going to stagger mine already have the aluminium mounts made and the drive shaft...
Forum: Cigarette
10-27-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hey Dan , you want to chat with the guy selling...

Hey Dan , you want to chat with the guy selling the staggered flat deck in the classifiieds it has number but they look to be wet sumps . RG .
Forum: Cigarette
10-26-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Dan go figure Gary’s old flat deck is in the...

Dan go figure Gary’s old flat deck is in the classifieds
Forum: Cigarette
10-26-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,144
Posted By Rick G

Hi Dan , I went from the No 3’s to the No 5’s and...

Hi Dan , I went from the No 3’s to the No 5’s and boat ran better and faster. Handling improved even around the dock go figure . I agree given you have boxes the notch may be less effective . You may...
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