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Old 12 March 2010, 10:45   #31
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All seem like good reasons. Apart from the manufacture of the nose cone is there any downside to it?
I hope not ha ha

gives a nice deck as well for a shiny stainless steel bollard.
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Old 12 March 2010, 11:45   #32
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I have cut the transom down so as it will take an extra long shaft engine.
hence it will not be as low to the water..
Wont this put the water closer to the top of the transom & just put the prop lower in the water ?

What am I missing ?
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Old 12 March 2010, 13:15   #33
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Wont this put the water closer to the top of the transom & just put the prop lower in the water ?

What am I missing ?
The height of the transom from the keel is going to be 26" so it will be higher than some but will require an extra long shaft engine.

http://www.onlineoutboards.com/Help....n=Shaft-Length
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Old 18 March 2010, 04:45   #34
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Plastered !

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sonar i have seen a grp skoda body shell built for a race car by making a mould using plaster over a new car and that worked very well especially with a big V8 under the bonnet and any decent tube maker will be able to make the tubes to fit your hull/hard nose
I have made a test box out of PLASTER and it has dried well.
a few grades and sandpaper and 3 coats of polish and surprise surprise it has come up better than I thought it would.

I will be making the test mould next week and hope it comes out and looks well.

If it works o.k. it looks like plugs for a hard nose consul and seat would have cost no more than 30.00. not to bad a cost for home build.
I will post pictures as I go.
the disadvantage to plaster plugs are the drying time this time of year.
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Old 30 March 2010, 16:00   #35
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The mould for the hard nose.

It has now been split and the lower section mashed into the hull prior to laying up the hull.
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Old 08 April 2010, 14:16   #36
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Well this is the last picture of the hard nose.
Formed in foam plastered mould made and now the finished nose.

Just to attache the the rest of the hull.
sometime soon.
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Nose job

Started to fit the hard nose today.
not as easy as I thought it was going to be.

Kept sliding into the boats bilge while trying to laminate the joint in part.
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