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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......
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!
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.
Old May 10, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Yeah baby, that tow hook eye came out great!!
Old May 11, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Great work on the bow towing eye Gravman! excellent detail.

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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.
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!
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.
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.
Old May 13, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Nice work, looks great!
Old May 14, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Thank you, I am pleased that someone is watching.


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