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    WHOOOA. That looks WAY to cool to go thrash on at...

    WHOOOA. That looks WAY to cool to go thrash on at the pond - That looks like a shelf Queen! Beautiful work Jeremy. Although i must say everything you have built so far leads me expect nothing less...
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    Regular glass cloth on the bottom ?

    Regular glass cloth on the bottom ?
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    Looks like you are doing pretty good to me - that...

    Looks like you are doing pretty good to me - that cf is going to look good on the topside!
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    Jeremy looks like you made some foam dust...

    Jeremy looks like you made some foam dust there... WOW that thing is sleek as hell ! Since you are doing the laminated construction - maybe take a trick from the surfboard guys and put a piece of...
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    Jeremy, Why the two different size motors? I...

    Jeremy,
    Why the two different size motors? I assume its just what you had laying around(I wish) but being brand new... and of similar displacement why not 2 of the same ?
    I had some hair brained...
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    That is super cool...Literally. Hopefully.:)

    That is super cool...Literally. Hopefully.:)
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    Should be EASY to make a 9 pound boat out of foam...

    Should be EASY to make a 9 pound boat out of foam - use lighter weight glass cloth and epoxy.
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    Jeremy, you are the mini machining master! Hats...

    Jeremy, you are the mini machining master! Hats off.
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    Nice work Jeremy, that is looking robust and...

    Nice work Jeremy, that is looking robust and compact - a few holes here and there to lighten it and that looks like it will work well. Are you going to use a single mast to hold the motors - I am...
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    Very Nice - Interesting too. When you get the...

    Very Nice - Interesting too. When you get the hydrodynamics right I think you will have a winner. As for the chine I always tend to go for a hard chine and I tend to think your a bit narrow to "Flat...
  11. Thread: Refirb

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    RE: Refirb

    I just had some cheapo bondo brand resin laying around - polyester - with pretty heavy glass cloth.
    so sand lightly then degloss with acetone, or just acetone before applying the next coat of...
  12. Thread: Refirb

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    RE: Refirb

    Tim, After scuffing this surface I plan to lay down one or two more coats of resin - not sure if I will squee gee it on or paint it on to fill in the glass weave then like you say a water based...
  13. Thread: Refirb

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    Refirb

    So my cedar strip over foam wasnt holding up to ice and snow and gravel with just the varnish finish. I decided to strip er down and take the bottom down about 1/8" with ... a belt sander then a glas...
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    RE: BSB questions

    Sounds like your getting it dialed in. Bring a gps with next time to test the speed.Ohhh and a passenger in the bass boat with a video camera.
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    RE: BSB questions

    My BSB before I gave her a new home. Complete with plexi filler to make it a flatbottom. And My son giving an extra weird look...
    and trim tabs.
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    RE: BSB questions

    well at least your able to... all the lakes are still frozed over here, and it is still threatening to snow Wednesday/Thursday!
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    RE: BSB questions

    Good to hear. Ya I had trims tabs on mine that helped a little.
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    RE: BSB questions

    Nice set up. The reason for the idle speed handling being poor is not much wind is being created to push the rudders. goose it with short busts to change direction. The leaning you talk about - thats...
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    RE: Best clear for the bottom of a BSB

    I used heavy glass cloth with polester resin trying to squeeze out as much resin as possible without starving the cloth, I painted over mine but as I recall it turned out pretty clear with a hint of...
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    RE: depron foam repair

    Is Depron the pink or blue foam?
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    RE: depron foam repair

    Hiya Tim,
    I ended up selling my OS.15 as I could never get a consistent needle on it - It had this little drum you turn on the carb and was really hard and dangerous to tune while running. I have...
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    RE: depron foam repair

    Interesting. Ya I used to build foam only hulls for my little .15 - water only - but eventually they would get all kinds of dings and really didn't last very long - but with that minimal weight they...
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    RE: Ice Boat or Sled

    move the boat back a little on the sled - so the rudders are hanging off the back, right now the engine is almost centered, should be 1/3 of the way from the back.
  24. Thread: Cable

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    RE: Cable

    Go to the LHS (local hobby store) and purchase some golden rods or pianno wire and fabricate them to length. EASY !
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    RE: lets try this again foam build help

    Wood over foam.
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