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Old May 04, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Hull Correction

After the resign and mat had dried I removed the tape and sanded the balsa block at the bow to the proper shape. Once this was done, I mixed some Bondo and applied it to both sides of the hull.
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Old May 06, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Really looking forward to your build. Wish I'd bought one of these years ago......
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Old May 09, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Hull Correction

Nice work on the bow looking good!!! , The Dumas deck is over built take out most of the beams and the side ribs because the deck will not fit in the hull.
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Old May 10, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Whoa! Frank of MBH was here!
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Old May 10, 2012, 04:07 PM
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I had the same reaction. To hear from the man himself is great. Just got to do justice to all the fine parts he built for this conversion.
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Old May 10, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Yeah baby, that tow hook eye came out great!!
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Old May 11, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Great work on the bow towing eye Gravman! excellent detail.

By the way you fingers look nearly as beat up as minehttp://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=358
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Old May 11, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Thanks guys I am glad you like what I have done. I am working on the drive train right now. More pics soon.
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Old May 12, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Drive Train

I'm going to be using a triple screw set up but it will not be a true scale drive train. I will be using struts from MACK Products along with their stuffing tubes and propeller shafts. If it's one thing that I always worry about it's drilling holes in a beautiful fiberglass hull. Especially one that is no longer made. I have always had trouble getting a perfect alignment for smooth operation. What's great about this is I get to do it 3 times. Oh boy!
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Old May 12, 2012, 05:27 PM
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You are doing a great job. I noticed the dumas stamp usually the hull date is by it, do you have one?Just curious.
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Old May 12, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Thanks very much, and you are right they usually put a date in the hull but in this case there was not one.
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Old May 13, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Nice work, looks great!
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Thank you, I am pleased that someone is watching.
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