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Old 07-05-2011, 12:40 AM
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Hi Pat, welcome , Deepest part of the sponsons is 220mm x 150mm wide (to the edge of the tunnel ) , the depth between the tunnel top and the top of the cowl is 265mm , the cowl is 650mm long x 330mm wide.
Got some more putty on the top now, hoping to spray some fiberglass on the plug this weekend ( weather prevailing)
Mick
Old 07-05-2011, 02:26 PM
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Stop sanding and show us some pictures. Why are you spraying fiberglass on it?

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:41 AM
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Well it isn't actual fiberglass but a 2 pak primer, this has a polyester resin base.
Here are some pictures then, may not look an awful lot different than before but here goes anyway, this was after sanding for about another couple of hours, now have put a fine putty on to finish it off.
Cheers Mick
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:23 AM
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looks good Mick, cant wait to see the finished product. The sanding is a real nightmare. Im rebuilding my cto3 and filling in some air vents that I dont want on the hull anymore and one of them is driving me nuts. Just cant seem to get the finish I want.
Oh well keep up the good work.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:00 AM
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That boys going to need some major grunt to get him to go. Very narrow running surface for such a big boat. Looks good non the less.

Now get working and finish it

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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Hi Corbus, the ride pads are the same width as the Hydrolift 1900 , they are 28mm wide, but if this proves to be too small then may have to change it.
I am starting to see the end, but it also seems a way off too.
Thanks for the coments.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:02 PM
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Hi there Mick,
Nice looking plug your working on there. Can you run boats on the lake up at falls creek(when its not frozen over) ?
Cheers,
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:38 AM
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Hi there Mick,
Nice looking plug your working on there. Can you run boats on the lake up at falls creek(when its not frozen over) ?
Cheers,
Dion.

Hi Mate, i live up in NSW south coast, dot much hope of it freezing over ,
Should be sprayinh the first coat of primer down tomorrow, will get some pic's following as the colour may show it all up better.
Cheers all
Mick

Old 07-07-2011, 01:01 AM
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Ah, different Fall Creek, I was thinking the one you can ski at in winter in Vic.
Old 07-08-2011, 12:25 AM
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Well got the plug painted today, looks abit different now , just got to block it back , fill in a few imperfections, recoat then polish.
Mick
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:35 AM
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Now that's starting too look like a racer. Remember to wait a descent time between spaying and resin to make sure all the vapors have escaped. You don't want fish-eyes now. It looks too good.

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Old 07-14-2011, 12:48 AM
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Hi All, sorry it's been a while since last post but here is the progress. Starting on the flange, got the hull blocked back and is ready for another coat of epoxy primer, the pictures tell the rest.
Feel free to add what you think.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:34 AM
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Bit more progress, flange is constructed, got to rub it back, then start spraying epoxy primer on it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:25 AM
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Nice progress! Hope my Nemesis thread was a little help. Thanks for sharing your efforts.

Old 07-15-2011, 03:04 AM
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Well looking at the way he is approaching the job it seems that a few tips was pick up.

Looking good. NOW WORK FASTER (He says while cracking a whip)

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Old 07-15-2011, 01:46 PM
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Yep it sure was alot of help , i was unsure on how to do the parting flange before i read your build thread Dreamin Hemi. I have to work fast now as my wife is soon to have a baby, and i am sure my time in the shed will be limited very soon, so progress may be abit faster for atleast the next week or so.
Thanks for the coments.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:40 PM
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Hi A little progress, got the plug finished and all polished up, added 5 layers of mold release then it's onto putty for the flange seam then a final coat of PVK and we are molding
My Wife has had a baby girl so time in the shed is not as much as i'd like but i guess priorities have changed a little . Will Keep the pics comming as it happens.
Cheers for looking
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:38 AM
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Awesome work Mick.

Congratulations!! To you and to the wife!!
Old 08-06-2011, 12:28 PM
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Alotta work, looking forward to seein the finished product. Congratulations on the Baby girl. Cheers Tim
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Thanks guy's, Proud as.
Got some more done today, pictures say it all.
Regards Mick
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Congratulations Mick to you and your wife on the new addition to the family, Hope all is well.
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I want to post a thread how do you do it ?
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I want to post a thread how do you do it ?
Above the existing subjects in the different forums is a "New Post" button - click on it and post away. Certainly let me know if you have any problems posting (and Welcome to the forum!!)
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good on ya mic it took me a year to get back in the shed after my first was born ....your a lucky man to let out !!!!

cats looking good mate
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Thanks, i am fortunate to have a very understanding wife, As i got to add some more layers of matting to the top half of the mold today, another 3 layers and then it's up to the support structure.
Will post some more pics once it starts to look different.
Cheers Mick

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