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Jan 29, 2013, 02:35 PM
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Just an update
finally finished all the construction now next job is too sand,abit of filling and get it ready for spraycoat

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Dec 15, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Finally managed to back on this build
All construction now finished,filling and shaping and now sealed,needs light rub down ready for patterncoat

Dec 15, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Getting there now
Just needs final pattern coat

Dec 28, 2013, 09:33 AM
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That's a pretty awesome looking boat. I saw you didn't have plans but just sketch it out and figure out the measurements. When doing that how do you determine the ratio of width to length (ie: figuring out the measurements) and power required.

Thank you. I've had a tough time finding plans to go off and wood boats I'd like to make. They mostly seem to be fiberglass these days.

Dec 29, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Hi marty
Thanks bud
i figure out how i want the boat to perform then go from there
1st i look at tunnel width and the wing section of the hull then work out how wide i want the sponsons and at what angle (dont like flat ride pads) so use an angled sponson design and stakes are placed to how i want the hull to sit on the water while in motion
Theres alot to take into consideration when designing and building a hull from scratch but some of it is also trial and error with alot of testing and different setups
but so far iv built a few hulls and all of them have performed well or beyond expectation but by no means im an expert at it LOL
I like the challenge more than anything and the builds ,and to build a hull that performs and handles what ever conditions we have
Jan 05, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Gloss coated,wetsanded and poilshed up the top and sides of 48" X-Cat
just gotta do the bottom now and make the parting board ready for moulding

Jan 15, 2014, 10:45 AM
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Started work on the flange board for hatch and parting board should have it completed in the next week or ready to start moulding

Feb 20, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Finally started moulding this project
Got the hatch moulded and polished up
Also filled the small gaps round parting board and added locating pegs
Hoping to mould main hull in the next couple of days

Feb 27, 2014, 08:33 AM
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Well finally getting there
Topdeck is now moulded just needs trimming and will add some wood to back it up ,just gotta leave it now for a week or so to fully cure before splitting and prep the bottom for moulding

Mar 03, 2014, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MN fish
Does it have Orings it looks the same I am not saying it is a bad pipe i just hated dealing with the Orings. I have never owned a boat with this pipe just helped a budy fix one..
You got toy pipe and parts ! You need Viton o rings and it will maybe stop or buy a real pipe from zip kits or CC racing etc
Sorry but it's true
This boat is the REAL DEAL as all F1 boats are
I followed you 1st tunnel build on jrcbd

Please build a SAW CAT ?? Lolo
I'll give you all my input that's got me 87mph with a 36" sprintcat !!
Thanks love the boat
Mar 07, 2014, 01:56 AM
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I want one
Mar 10, 2014, 10:02 AM
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Hi Baja
Thanks bud ,at the minute i cant start any more builds iv got 3 moulding projects on the go and 2 builds and already got the next 3 builds designed and drawn up ready so pretty busy at mo
plus got 2 builds being moulded by a good friend of mine LOL

they will be available in the next few weeks once moulds are completed
Mar 18, 2014, 04:00 AM
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Made 1st hatch for this build,only thin layup to break in the mould but also 1st time test fit and check clearances round the engine ,fits nice and clearance is not an an issue so pretty happy

Also now moulded the bottom of this build,fingers crossed releases ok in a week or so ,then wont be long before laying up and pulling the 1st hull

Last edited by F1 madness; Mar 18, 2014 at 04:24 AM.
Mar 23, 2014, 01:45 PM
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Having really good day today and very happy
Released the 48" X-cat moulds even the plug/hull came out on 1 piece lol
Ill spend a couple days now wet sanding and polish them all up

Mar 27, 2014, 01:38 PM
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Got them all wetsanded and polished up ready to start waxing
Hopefully layup 1st hull next week

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