My Ski King Build

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FreshGrooves
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My Ski King Build

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Hi Guys,

Im building the Ski King since dec. 2010 and have posted now and then some pictures of the progress. Here are some new pictures!
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I cutted frame no. 5  to fit my engine. The missing piece wil be replaced after fitting the engine.
I cutted frame no. 5 to fit my engine. The missing piece wil be replaced after fitting the engine.
I have flipped the boat many times already and got tired of the challenging proces, so I made a mould for the final
I have flipped the boat many times already and got tired of the challenging proces, so I made a mould for the final
I glassed the bottom wit 200 gr glasfiber, the sides with 60 grams.
I glassed the bottom wit 200 gr glasfiber, the sides with 60 grams.

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Re: My Ski King Build

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And where I stand now...

I think I will coat the 5 missing layers on the sides when I instal my deck, maybe that wil give a nice transition?
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2012-11-11 21.28.39.jpg
Painted the bottom with 4 layers primer and 1 coat in ´off white´  the side wil be varnished with 6 coats of De IJssel double coat UV  coat, famous here in holland because of the quality. Still need to coat 5 more layers...
Painted the bottom with 4 layers primer and 1 coat in ´off white´ the side wil be varnished with 6 coats of De IJssel double coat UV coat, famous here in holland because of the quality. Still need to coat 5 more layers...

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Very nice I love the colours in the wood, the turn over setup looks great too and saves on buying beer for a gang of lads :D

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Fantastic!!!!! what paint did you use?

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thanks! All the paint I used is from the dutch company ´De IJssel Coatings´(http://www.de-ijssel-coatings.nl/english/home.html)

Bottom: 4 layers 2 comp. primer, called IJmopox, then one layer double coat, also 2 components.

Sides: 1 one layer ´Double Coat UV, Two component polyurethane varnish. High gloss. Easy to apply by brush or roller. Scratch resistant. Excellent gloss and colour retention, non yellowing. Suitable as transparant finish for most types of wood.
Colour: transparant.
Packaging: 750 ml set (base with hardener)

AMPlas
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Re: My Ski King Build

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Hi
see you have cut out the top center section of frame 3. What is the idea behind this?
regards

FreshGrooves
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Re: My Ski King Build

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Hi AMPlas,

My engine is too big! When I have installed my engine I will put the cut frame member back!

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Nice!!! Can't wait to see it in the water!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

potnol
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Re: My Ski King Build

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Hey,

Ik ben van Hasselt (België).... mooie boot veel werkuren erin zitten ?
Keep up the good job :!:


Grtz

FreshGrooves
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Re: My Ski King Build

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Hey Potnol,

Dank voor je bericht! Ik ben er nu ongeveer 2 jaar mee bezig (met lange tussenpozen ivm werk)

Groeten

(Translation: Potnol asked how many working hours are in this project, my answer: 2 years of building (with large gaps between because of work)

Moeregaard
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Re: My Ski King Build

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Your build is looking really good. What engine and transmission will you be using?

-Mark Shipley
A boat is just a wooden box with no right angles.

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Engine: Mercruiser 3.0 TKS and the transmission is a Twindisc/Technodrive Down Angle (down angle so that I can fit my engine more horizontal)

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UPDATE!!

I finally started at the installation of the motor, it´s aligned know (I think I was very lucky on my initial set up,the whole aligning proces took me about 45 minutes) I was very scary since the start of the build for the aligning so I am happy the way it went.

The exhaust system is also ready and the cooling system almost.
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2013-04-14 15.29.52.jpg
2013-04-14 15.29.37.jpg
2013-04-13 12.17.19.jpg

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And more pictures:
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2013-03-07 21.54.56.jpg
2013-04-16 22.33.52.jpg
2013-04-16 22.33.40.jpg

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Re: My Ski King Build

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Very nice job! Your engine installation is very neat and clean!

-Mark Shipley
A boat is just a wooden box with no right angles.

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