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Old Sep 06, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Small Update

The hull is ready for fairing, and I started on the deck(no photo, just a lot of almost flat ply)

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Old Sep 06, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Looking good Nick. This is actually going to be turned into a plug for a FG mold isn't it?
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 05:37 AM
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Hi Bill, yes its a plug,

Im watching the build of the full size one in our factory, they are just putting the flange on the top in preparation for making the deck mould. The boat has to be ready in 12 weeks for some big race in the US.

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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:10 AM
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With all those ribs throughout the hull how will you have space inside to put anything in there. Is it heavy ?

I must have missed something. But she's going to be a thumping big boat.

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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:42 AM
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It's just a plug to make a mold from, the actual boat will be fiberglass made from the mold.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Hey Nick,

Who do you work for & are there any pics of hulls they have previously built?
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 01:03 AM
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mariti...ng/53457164065,

I don't work at the race team though

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Old Sep 10, 2011, 04:28 AM
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The basic deck is finished, I've got to take it into work to get the cabin shape carved.

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Old Sep 10, 2011, 08:44 AM
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It's just a plug to make a mold from, the actual boat will be fiberglass made from the mold.
Of of course DOH
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:00 AM
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Pic Update

The hull has been painted with Polyester and Guide coat for sanding, which has begun what a job, At least Im not doing the 1:1 boat which is progressing at the same time
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 02:08 PM
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Motors? Twin, 6S per combo esc/motor, I vote for 1500kV motors, NEU if you' ve got the money, NEU 1515 series
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 05:09 AM
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The build of the plug is progressing, fairing about 2 hours a week

Here's a vid I fond on you tube of the boats racing including the Maritimo boat at Key West world's Nov 2011, came second even being nearly half the HP of the first boat and average speed only 5 Mph down at 115 Mph

Key West Power Boat Race 2011 (3 min 30 sec)


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Old Nov 28, 2011, 09:25 AM
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I would give my left nut to be able to drive one of these beasts for a few hours!!
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 11:29 AM
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I would give my left nut to be able to drive one of these beasts for a few hours!!
Considering the number of fatalities in that race it very well cost you more than that.
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 01:18 AM
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nice job nick look good
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