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Post by tech_support » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:08 pm

We keep saying that we will will have one of the spring builder's meeting/BBQ over there. The last 3 years its been over here (Sebastian Inlet State Park), and change of scenery might be nice. I will start another thread on this.



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Post by dborecky » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:07 pm

shine wrote:We keep saying that we will will have one of the spring builder's meeting/BBQ over there. The last 3 years its been over here (Sebastian Inlet State Park), and change of scenery might be nice. I will start another thread on this.
Sounds great. I could do some of the leg work for places to stay if that is of interest for the event.

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Post by tech_support » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:39 pm

The boat is painted, now we are just working on the boot stripe and the epoxy/graphite bottom...


First coat of Sterling topcoat, notice with dark colors its takes a couple more coats to get even coverage....

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So we really are ready to launch once the stripes are on :D :D [/img]

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Post by dborecky » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:00 pm

Joel,

Do you have a skeg on that thing. I'm not sure if I see one or not.

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Post by jacquesmm » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:13 pm

We are putting the skeg on it right now.
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Post by 2ZTEE » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:04 am

Any pictures of the skeg? How do you apply it to the bottom?

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Post by tech_support » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:55 am

Here you go. We have a video of it also. Basically we cut the skeg to shape, put a couple coats of epoxy all over it. Hit the bottom of the boat (under where the skeg is glued) with the tip of the grinder. Glued is down with epoxy glue. Came back later and put down a fillet to round things off.

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Post by Old E. » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:05 am

Incredible tutorial. I think the inclusion of a CD, and a video will go a LONG way for y'all!!

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Post by 2ZTEE » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:07 pm

How do I get a copy of the video? How long is the skeg? What type of wood did you use to make it?

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Post by tech_support » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:06 am

I have not made the video of gluing the skeg - all the clips are shot, I just have to find the time edit/produce it.

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