Mahogany runabout build in pictures

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Cabron » Fri May 09, 2014 12:26 pm

You look pretty suave in that first pic. It`s a good look. A rotisserie...Hmmmm ...Interesting

Building boats no doubt keep you in good shape. Keep the pics coming. Any interior shots of those Runabouts?

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Psuedomonas » Fri May 09, 2014 1:59 pm

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The hull is planked now with 1/4" merenti ply. The hull planking is actually the drops that I cut off the scarfed bottom. Very convenient.

Hmm, what a messy shop.

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And here's a bow shot. I'm continuing to fair the bottom. Its the sort of thing that takes several days to do. Worth the effort though- a really slick bottom means SPEED.

Carbon. Interior pictures will come- when I get there. Meanwhile can check www.mahoganyheartthrobs.com

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Psuedomonas » Sat May 10, 2014 8:04 am

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I find an inline body sander to be ideal for fairing bondo on a boat bottom. These take a lot of air to power, but they will knock down lumps and expose the hollow places. One trick is to catch the bondo just before it completely dries and use a cheese grater to smooth it. Much less dust.

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Psuedomonas » Wed May 14, 2014 2:48 pm

Wish I could post more progress pictures, but at the moment its still fairing the bottom- dull, mindless task that goes on forever.

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Psuedomonas » Mon May 19, 2014 8:39 am

Fairing finally finished and bottom is covered in 10 ounce fiberglass, reinforced at the seams with 6" wide fiberglass tape. The weave was filled with epoxy with peel ply stretched over the wet epoxy. This gives a very nice flat surface, albeit with a tiny grain to it. I have a few bubbles and seam lines to fix, and then its primer time.

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Psuedomonas » Tue May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

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And finally done with the fairing and sanding. This is two coats of color, two coats of automotive clear, wet sanded and one more coat of clear. Before the last coat I will add the bootstripe tape and clear coat over it.

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Andy Garrett » Tue May 27, 2014 4:08 pm

Finish looks awesome! Will this be inboard with an outdrive?
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Re: Mahogany runabout build in pictures

Post by Psuedomonas » Thu May 29, 2014 7:01 am

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It will have one of these- Mercruiser 3.0L TKS and Alpha 1 outdrive.

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