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Posted by bbenner | Mar 15, 2015 @ 08:41 PM | 14,336 Views
Its all planked and off the table. What a monster hull!

Posted by bbenner | Mar 15, 2015 @ 05:38 AM | 15,015 Views
Heres a few pics of my next plug, a 45x20 monster Northumberland drawn for me by a guy in Canada.

Posted by bbenner | Dec 14, 2014 @ 08:43 AM | 14,255 Views
I havent had much time for my boats lately, I finished up and delivered a static 31" last week, broke down and sold my regular cab truck and bought a mini van my bigger models will fit in easier, got an order for a static build on a 48" hull of a Calvin 44', had a 66" Lowell Brothers hull dropped off to put the running gear in and talked to guys about 3 other builds 2 of them rc I think. All in all a lot going on in Walpole.

Posted by bbenner | Nov 14, 2014 @ 10:00 AM | 14,211 Views
Heres a couple pics that show all 4 of the hulls I make together. Range from 29" hardchine to 48".

Posted by bbenner | Sep 13, 2014 @ 07:54 PM | 14,732 Views
Ive been working on 3 new plugs for molds. A 48" thats one one the hulls from Midscoast school of Technology with the tumblehome taken out, 2" added to the keel and a flat added to the sheer. A 29" hardchine that is a modified Chuck Steffan hull with the tumblehome removed, a half inch added to the depth and widened the keel, some of the rake taken out of the bow and a flat added to the sheer with some additional flare in the bow. A 23" thats a modified Midwest kit with again the tumblehome removed, some depth and width added to the keel, some rake taken out of the bow and an inch added to the stern and a flat at the sheer.

Posted by bbenner | Mar 25, 2014 @ 02:28 AM | 16,756 Views
I was recently loaned a 31" lobster boat hull to make a mold from. The original builder is no longer making them. Im going to make a couple changes to make it a little different. Im going to add a 1/4 flat area at the sheerline and a quarter inch to the keel to round it so any built for speed dont ride up on it and fall over.

Posted by bbenner | Mar 10, 2014 @ 07:13 AM | 16,949 Views
Heres some pics from sea trials of my new 36" lobster boat hull. This boat was finished for speed. It has a 1600kv heli outrunner in it, Im still working out the right prop for it it was still a little overloaded the last run. Ive only been trialing it on 9.9 volts and its going pretty well. The boat shows no roll from wheel torque and apears very stable in the turns.

Posted by bbenner | Feb 24, 2014 @ 06:11 AM | 17,307 Views
Broke up some thin ice yesterday.
Posted by bbenner | Feb 15, 2014 @ 06:43 PM | 16,841 Views
It would be nice if it stopped snowing.
Posted by bbenner | Nov 06, 2013 @ 04:22 PM | 20,475 Views
Here are a few pics of my 22 inch boothbay lobster boat. It has a 16 turn brushed motor in it with a homemade water cooling coil that works very well.
Posted by bbenner | Nov 03, 2013 @ 04:16 AM | 17,928 Views
This runs a .10 brushless outrunner with a castle creation sidewinder esc powered with a 12 volt sla battery. Has a 1 3/8 inch prop with unknown pitch that the motor turns easily, n stays quite cool while doing it after 15 mins hard run towing 18 lbs of barge the motor temp is about 100 n the esc heat sink about 140. It draws 8 amps full throttle.