Majorgator's XF20 - SPLASHED :)

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Majorgator's XF20 - SPLASHED :)

Post by majorgator » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:20 am

I decided to move by build thread to this section, as its more appropriate. The link to my original thread and all the discussion with it is:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16512

The photo gallery can be found here:

http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.php?album=963

The rest of the build progress will be posted under this topic.
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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by majorgator » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:25 am

So the bottom is completely sanded, and ready to be taped off. As you'll see in the pics, I omitted the sides and bow transom from fairing and sanding. My plans are to paint the bottom of the boat white, then at a later date, paint the sides, bow, and transom black. I'll fair those sections once I complete the inside fiberglass work. I decided to wait because the fiberglass on the inside will wrap over the edges, so it will work better for me to finish the sides later.

It really makes the boat look like one complete uniform piece, which is encouraging :wink: I guess I forgot to take pictures of the fairing process.

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I was so excited when I got done sanding...until I remembered that I have to sand after applying the hi-build yacht primer :cry: But its OK, I know that will go a lot faster than what it took after the fairing. We're getting some good temps right now, so if this continues, I may be able to start painting within the next few days. Planning to use roll & tip vs. spraying.
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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by Zack Attack » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:20 am

Looks great, I think this will be the next boat my brother and I build :D

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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by Larry B » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:23 am

majorgator wrote:
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I think it looks great, and your dog also looks like he's relieved that your done sanding :D :lol:
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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by majorgator » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:47 am

your dog also looks like he's relieved that your done sanding


It was getting late in the afternoon, so she was relieved to know that I could take a break and feed her :lol:
I think this will be the next boat my brother and I build
I think this a fairly simple boat to build, but its extremely time consuming. It just takes a while to cover all that hull space when fairing and sanding.
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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by majorgator » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:58 am

The second coat of yacht primer went on last night. It made a HUGE difference over the first coat. The only problem is that the white color really brings out some of the poorly-faired areas. Well, at least this is the bottom, and I now know how to do a little better when I fair the sides and deck.

pictures to come...

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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by majorgator » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:48 am

I have an opportunity to purchase a 85HP Yamaha 2 stroke at a really good price. Thoughts on using this for the XF20??? Too much motor?? It weighs about 20 lbs more than the 70HP. :doh: :doh:
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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:31 am

I think it would be fine Seth. It's got to be lighter than this 4 stroke 60! That's a big boat.

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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by majorgator » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:57 am

It's got to be lighter than this 4 stroke 60
Yeah, Larry, I checked on that. The 85HP I'm looking at has a listed dry weight of 248 lbs. Without knowing exactly what model Ken used on that boat, the general range I found for a 4-stroke 60 HP (using 2006 year make) is 237 to 248.

I only get a little concerned about pushing the limits of construction for this boat. I know that Hunch used a much larger, older motor on his XF20, but I'm typically seeing 50 to 70 HP motors when the sole is installed. The general design of the boat w/o the sole only considers using a 25 - 30 HP motor. Generally speaking, I'm not too concerned, but I just wanted to float the idea on the forum before I pull the trigger. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Majorgator's XF20

Post by majorgator » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:47 pm

OK, so I'm going to check out this 1995 model 85 HP yamaha on Friday. The deal is $1100 for the complete motor, wires, controls, & gauges. For an extra $100, I can get the 19 pitch SST prop. But I'm thinking that this pitch is no good for the XF20. Richard, Tom, thoughts?? :idea:
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