Stiletto Build

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby Oyster » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:25 pm

Nice looking job, The framing shows that you took some time in the most critical part, getting it right.

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:43 am

July 13th fibreglassed hull. total hours at this time 133.5 Total cost $2227.87 Worked 4 hours on the boat and then installed a trailer hitch on my van. Today it will get the second coat of resin.
July 13th bottom sides and transom fibreglassed.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:27 pm

I put the first coat of paint on the hull today, Interlux Sapphire Blue. After more conversations with friends who own local marinas and repair shops I took their advice and didn't spend the extra for anti-fouling bottom paint. I'm not sure about whether to paint the side decks when I get there. I have meranti for the side decks and ribbon stripe for the foredeck. I'm not sure how they will look together if I go with varnish for both. I haven't seen it done.
July 15th first coat of Interlux Blue Sapphire.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:54 pm

We turned the hull today. I installed the intermediate beam and started to fit the carlings. It was too hot to get much done this afternoon, 100 degrees with a heat index of 110. Tomorrow it's only supposed to be 98. Total cost so far $2514.74
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turned the hull today july 21st  installed the intermediate beam and started on the carlings.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby Iggy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:02 pm

Making good progress!
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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:33 pm

I just went over the 200 hour mark yesterday. Total hours including today's 7 is 214. It's starting to look like a boat.
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August 13th First coat of resin on deck.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby BruceDow » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:57 pm

STARTING to look like a boat????

that deck looks fantastic.

I'm amazed at the progress you are making.

There are a lot of boats like that on my lake. (old J-Craft ski boats) You've got me thinking.....



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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby Gwoloshyn » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:34 am

You sure are cruising along on that build. Nice work.

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby denbrlr » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:27 pm

That is looking good. Keep up the good work :)

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:32 pm

I need some feedback. I'm starting to install the framing for the seats and wonder what color to make them. With a blue hull, black side decks and mahogany foredeck and interior trim, do I go with a blue? maybe a lighter blue? white? Black is too hot!!!
August 30th Motor well installed.jpg
Side decks wit first coat of paint.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:53 pm

Moving right along on the Stiletto. I worked about 6 hours today and came home early so I could secure my other boats in anticipation of Irene. Total hours to date 264 and total cost, including the vinyl for the upholstery, $2972.35. Right now I'm debating whether to pay the local upholstery shop $300 to cover the seats or power up my sewing machine. BTW, I went with tuft and rolled French Vanilla vinyl, my favorite flavor. I ordered it online from a place called Veada, $20 per yard and $13 per yard for the plain vinyl. I was also going to use 3" foam; but I had to rethink that when I sat in the front seat. I think they designed this for a midget, or someone a lot skinnier than I. So, Im going with 1" foam for the seat backs and 3" for the seat bottoms. I'm also looking for a steering systen that sits as close as possible to the dash and the flattest wheel I can find.
August 27th Seat and console parts cut and fitted for unpholstering.jpg
August 27th Transom laminated with meranti ply wood and finished.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby Iggy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:37 pm

You're cruizing along nicely now.. at this pace you'll be splashing soon. I really like the Stiletto... excited to see how yours turns out. Looking good so far!
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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby Roberta » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:19 am

Lookin' Good. I like lighter colors for the interior. Those seats get really hot on a sunny day.

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby pamelalynne1 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:30 pm

Latest pics. I should have started the build six weeks earlier. I would have had time to rig and test it. Still no potential buyers.
Seat backs covered.jpg
Seat covers looking from rear.jpg
Three coats of Varnish getting there.jpg

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Re: Stiletto Build

Postby terrymc » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:41 pm

Pamela,

I'm just getting ready to start on a Stiletto - could you tell me what you did with the transom height - or maybe what you are going to use for an engine? I want to go "new tech" for power, and that means a 20" transom height. The plans say that the transom can be modified for a long shaft engine, but not how. I can come up with about 20 ways to do it! My first thought was to keep everything the same up to the carlings, and increase the carling height at the transom from 3" to whatever it needs to be to get a 20" transom. Your thought?

Thanks,

TRM


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