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Posted by cyberhoops | Dec 10, 2010 @ 04:21 PM | 6,397 Views
Our "P" Mono race boat is ready for the water again. Last season we broke the motor mount loose for the second time and snapped the drive shaft.

The old system was an ETTI motor mount for the front of the motor that was epoxied to the carbon fiber hull, and a Williams mount for the rear of the motor that was mounted to blocks that were bolted to the bottom. The rear mount was good, but the front mount broke free twice. The second time added some lightweight fiberglass cloth and epoxy - still broke loose.

So the new method is two V shaped aluminum brackets that bolt to the motor mount and to the bottom of the hull. It is much stronger now and if that breaks it will have to take the bottom of the hull along for the ride.
Posted by cyberhoops | Dec 03, 2010 @ 01:22 AM | 6,375 Views
The decals for the 1982 Oberto arrived today from Wesley's Custom Graphics and have been added to the boat.

I like how decals seem to add so much more realism to the boat.

The driver and exhaust items are due to arrive next week, so it gives me a bit of time to make the cockpit details next.

The primary colors have almost had the recommended 7 days drying time, so after the weekend the boat will get a clear coat.