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TC31 hull and hatch rebuild....PICS!!

Old 08-31-2007, 11:54 PM
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SO....i had some time on my hands, and decided to remake my TC31. The pink stuff is Owens Corning poly insulation from Home Depot. It cuts easy, and sands well. Weather permitting, I will be laying them up tomorrow and cutting to size by the evening. The glass hatch on the boat now was my second try. I rushed the process, and you can tell with the results. This is my first try with the OC foam, and so far, Im pleased with the outcome. And for all the speed guys out there, I'm aware of the added weight. I'm not gonna be racing. I just want something scale looking. And I'll have the only one like it....for now.
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:38 AM
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that thing is really starting to look nice , hope to see it in color soon.
Old 09-01-2007, 07:01 AM
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i like the back extension,,keep it up![sm=thumbup.gif]

bw, what rudder u used? nice one.
Old 09-01-2007, 01:55 PM
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The rudder is from TLR, satin finish. I would have gone chrome, had i known it was available. Now i need to find a way to replace the junkie steering arm on the rudder. I want an arm on both sides so i can run cables instead of rods. It should be an easy mod. I just have to rotate the radio box 180 degrees, and drill a small hole in the hull. A cable will also be used for the throttle as well.
Old 09-01-2007, 08:53 PM
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Ok, so my fiberglass resin eats right through this foam. I would I seal it? Im thinking of making the rear out of balsa now. I dunno...this is frustrating. Maybe I should just fork over for a hull I want.
Old 09-01-2007, 10:51 PM
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you can try to coat it with epoxy thinned down with rubbing alcohol, to make it spread nicely. that should help with the melting of the foam. test as always "first" if unsure but i think that may be your fix and help you get that neat addon to the tc31 done. i liked your mod so much i am trying to trade killer out of his right now.lol
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TC4 when you want to use foam to start your mould you must always ask for polyurethane and not polystyrene foam. The catalyst in polyester resin desolves polystyrene. What you can do is coat the polystyrene with a PVA paint which will be a barier between the 2. Deck looks great. Thust lay it up thin and maybe rather use West 105 epoxy resin and woven glass cloth (96gram / meter squar) is ample.
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nice rudder setup. what kind of diffrence did it make over stock? Why didnt you get a rudder with a water pickup built in it if you were going to replace the stock one? The layout you have done in foam is going to look good on the boat when your all done. I like that.
Old 09-06-2007, 11:12 PM
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Well, I'm sure there are better ways of doing this, but here's what I've got now. The rear is balsa wood. It added 4" to the hull. I had to cover the foam hatch with body filler so the resin wouldn't melt it. I cut it to size tonight, but found that foam did indeed shrink a bit, making for a very snug fit. I put another layer of glass on tonight to widen the walls where it meets the hull, and strengthen it a bit. Right now with just the hull and hatch, no guts, I have nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution...is that good? It's still pretty rough looking, but nothing a dremel tool, bondo, some sand paper and elbow grease can't fix. The black markings i drew on the cloth got little off center, so it looks like the canopy is off, but it's not. It's rainin now, so I will trim it up tomorrow.
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:19 PM
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Still needs some fine grade filler now, but here's where I'm at after the 1st primer coat. The primer makes it much easier to see small imperfections....and I see all of them. I thought it would look much smoother, but this is my first try with fiberglass, and body filler for that matter. I should be up and running soon.
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getting close to the reality[sm=thumbup.gif],,any paint scheme ii thought?
Old 09-10-2007, 01:47 AM
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Tc4 looks great much better than your first attempt

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