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Old 08-19-2012, 09:16 AM
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Default New F1 project building plug and moulds

Thought id share my latest project
Working of the previous build and proving well so far thought id start the next version but this time instead of an all wood hull im building plugs to mould them instead
There is some minor tweaks to improve performance after studying the runs with the other F1
So far iv built the lower hull plug and getting it ready to mould,once moulded ill then lay up the 1st lower and build the topdeck directly on it then mould the top half but this will have too be mould in 2halves due to the design
There is also some changes to the center pod and canopy to make installing the engine etc easier and easier to work on im going to be doing radio box aswell for perfect fitment into the hull this 1 will be inboard version I am working on a 48" new design with a look like no other F1 for outboard
i will be doing an Ob cowl to suit to hide away the exhaust
This is the hull im working off and improved design


Heres the Lower hull plug





And here is how it looks now all coated,wetsand and polished up ready for several coats of release wax,hoping to mould it this week coming




Will update as build progresses


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Old 08-19-2012, 11:33 AM
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Looking Good!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:50 AM
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Thanks Thomas
Cant wait to build my 1st moulded F1, took 3yrs for me too get this far
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:37 PM
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Thanks Thomas
Cant wait to build my 1st moulded F1, took 3yrs for me too get this far[img][/img]
great things take time. Awesome craftsmanship.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:54 PM
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hey when you build it and use carbon fiber weave it will be lighter and  stronger and will last for a long time i build the actule size race boats F1 race boats and we swear bye  carbon fiber if you need to get some go to www.zoltek.com
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:39 PM
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Cheers Lip they do that
My biggest hold back was was no experience moulding and never done it before uptil a couple of months ago with the help and advice of a buddy mine i managed to do my 1st moulds and hull on another project and came out good so hoping this 1 will aswell

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Thanks bud i will be looking at using carbon fibre or carbon kevlar in time just need to improve my laying up skills 1st haha
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:15 PM
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Don't waste your time with carbon fiber unless you using epoxy and vacuum bagging the mold. There are no weight gains as 10oz cloth is 10oz cloth weather it is made of carbon of gold. The weight loss is in using epoxy instead of polyester resin. epoxy is lighter and you use much less per oz of cloth than polyester resin.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:29 PM
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HI Cobus
I did think about vacuum bagging for now hand layup is the only way for me at mo till i got funds to buy the equipment but was thinking of using epoxy or vinylester resin when i do jump to CF or CK
My main thing is to get used to laying up and the gelcoats etc 1st
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Looks good Daz ,you know my views on building light boats wether carbon ,epoxy or not.Light is not allways the best way, light means flighty,build em good and strong and dont worry about the weight so much.In my experience a heavy boat allways outperforms a light one every time.While using carbon in a hand layup wont save a lot of weight you can still save quite a bit as you can use lighter cloth than if you were just using glass alone,that said a mix of the two is much prefered with glass outside carbon inside done wet on wet,the glass has superior impact resistance the carbon adds the stiffness.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:10 AM
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Cheers Mart
I do bud i will be try different layups over time and see whats best as you know im still new to this and have alot to learn but im putting the time in and research and asking LOL but ill get there in time hehe
Anyways must get on going to mould it today and the hatch for the X series cat so loads to do
Will post pics soon
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And still no time to visit the postoffice ? [:@]
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:48 AM
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Sorry Hendric
I forgot again will do it 1st thing this morning sent and send you email with details
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Hey Daz, how goes the progress on this build ?

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Hi Chris
Slow LOL been busy with moulding the cat project and getting it together for testing this 1 is defo next on my list 
Hopefully wont be too long now just time now working but will get there
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:51 AM
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Default RE: New F1 project building plug and moulds

Finally back on this project after been busy with other stuff
managed to lay up the mould today just gotta wait a few days now and hope it releases OK then will lay 1 up and build the topdeck on it fingers crossed all goes well



will update soon once released
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How did it turn out Daz??:-)
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:27 AM
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Hey Dion like this LOL popped it today 
came out good and popped off really easy,easier than thought it would anyways 
Next job is too trim it up proper and a wetsand and polish to mirror shine 
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Finally got the moulds wetsanded and polished up,gonna start waxing now ready for 1st lower to be layed and start building the topdeck
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Hi Daz! Got any plans for the top half yet? Maybe a replica?
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Hi Dion
yes bud iv got the design in my head ready to go,will be different than the above 1 with improved lines,wider tub,naca ducts and should look sweet
Will be laying up the lower hull today ready to start it this week so lots to do and cant wait to get it done 
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Nice one buddy:-) I will be waiting! I hope to get mine out again over the next couple of weeks. I have had a heap on lately which has not allowed me to get out or do any of my builds. Did manage to get some holes drilled today but that was it. Good things take time they say
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1st lower out the mould came out nice,this 1 is a test piece,thin layup to see how well it releases and break the mould in
Next job is clean mould ready for next 1 which will be stronger layup to build the topdeck on





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Layed up new lower with thicker and stronger layup so ill start the topdeck build now ill add bulkheads and centerpod,wings formers straight to the moulded lower and some stiffners
Just gotta decide seamless or box lid finish


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Made a start on the topdeck
Hopefully should look good once complete still alot to do and finish the profiles off of how i want it to look
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Starting to take shape now

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