Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by cape man » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:06 am

So I have no clue whatsoever if that fin is the right shape and dimensions but it sure is cool how you made it yourself.


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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by bateau-webmaster » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:34 am

Peter, Absolutely phenomenal work! That is looking Amazing. The fin looks to be pretty exact to the specs on the plans:

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Would love to see her in person. Guess I'm going to have to come up with a reason to go to Curaçao in the near future.
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jaysen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:07 pm

You need a reason?

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 pm

Thx Guys I appreciate the comments 8)
Jaysen wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 am
I know I'm slower than molasses sitting in Fuzz's driveway in January, but how exactly did you mold that? I think what I'm reading is

1. make some clamping boards (2 L shaped for fin, one flat for hull/mount) for the outside
2. throw a bunch of wet glass around the L shaped pieces
3. throw a few layers of wet glass on the flat
4. screw them all together
5. have a few beers (or in your case be industrious and show all us "work boat finish" guys how fairing should be done)
6. remove screws/boards
7. grind to final shape.

Is that right?
Jaysen that's correct the fin is build up from 8 layers of biax with matt backing and split into 4 layers left 4 layers right at the hull mounting plate, hope this explains it

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by bateau-webmaster » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:23 pm

Jaysen wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:07 pm
You need a reason?
Going to see a boat, probably wouldn't fly for a several day round trip excursion of that nature with the wife. She would probably come with, and be happy to visit there, but not if we're "just going to see a boat" as she would likely say.
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by BB Sig » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:01 pm

I've also learned that you don't pick a location based on a boat being built that you want to see and not tell her about it until you're on the trip! :help: Let's face it, if you take a vacation and have intentions other than spending time with her, she'll say you are wrong! :doh:

Don't say "I thought it was my vacation too!" Don't ask me how I know... :lol:

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:24 pm

Show her this, after she see's it I don't think she mind you wondering of for an hour or soo looking at a boat 8)

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:33 pm

Last fairing correction on bow section I think :roll:

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jaysen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:35 pm

bateau-webmaster wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:23 pm
Jaysen wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:07 pm
You need a reason?
Going to see a boat, probably wouldn't fly for a several day round trip excursion of that nature with the wife. She would probably come with, and be happy to visit there, but not if we're "just going to see a boat" as she would likely say.
Two words ... WORK TRIP

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jaysen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Peter, perfectly clear. Thank you.

When I saw that my mind when straight to things like rudder and dagger board options. Not for Lil Bit, but as a general "that would be nice".

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