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Post by Mr Hot Rod » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:15 pm

We lost the 'Hot Rod' thread in the Great Crash :( so I'll start up another one here.

We've been tying up a lot of loose ends on the boat since the Gathering. Finally installed the under-deck flotation billets over the weekend. We're pressed for time right now, so the photo captions will have to wait until after the holidays . . .

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Merry Christmas to all from the Great White North ! Those snowmobile trails are beckoning . . .
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Post by Nova SS » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:57 pm

Paul, the Hot Rod looks great. Your doing a wonderful job on it.

Merry Christmas to you and your's and have fun with the Sleds. wish I had one, but then again the rain we had yesterday knocked down the snow we had quite a bit

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Post by kens » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:58 pm

Nice project there, good looking job.
Nice website too, easy to surf around your site.
Good luck in the New Year.

.........will you be bringing it to the Gathering, and Bruce bring the photo board?

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Post by Gravel » Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:13 pm

How much foam do you have to put in by law over there?

In OZ we have to put in enough so that the boat floats after it's swamped. Which means including the weight of motor, petrol, max number of people and gear etc.

I wish i thought through this before i put put the deck on my Rebel. I should have made some cavities to pour foam into, rather than trying to cut and fit sheet foam afterwards.

Nice build. Look forward to seeing the finished product. Very professional.

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Post by Oyster » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:46 am

Let me dip my toe in here and add just a couple of thoughts for folks that have already built a hull and want to add any flotation to them. In the case of a boat that has covering boards or decked over, numerous hulls in the olden era of small runabouts had foam block installed under seat thrwarts or under the covering boards which can be prefabbed now and installed. You can make a crude mould and use the good poured foam or use even the blueboard layering pieces together, cut to fit, and tabbing the stuff together. You can also use pingpong balls in small areas so if you ever need to service an area you can remove them easier. You can also use small flotation bags which is a favorite for sailing dinghys blown up and installed and tucked away in hidden areas too. Personally I am not a fan of tight fitting poured foam simply because of the servicing and repairing issues that are required somewhere down the road even though legal begals require the stuff to be mentioned. I am actually a fan of having flotation higher up in the case of swamping since most of the hulls that gets built using plywood and frame construction does not have sealed decks like simular small craft of solid fiberglass hulls either. All you do is restrict access to semi open areas in some of these type of hulls. just my .02 worth in the area of adding foam products to wooden hulls.

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Post by Mr Hot Rod » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:36 pm

Kens : ... will you be bringing it to the Gathering, and Bruce bring the photo board?
If all goes well, the Canucks might be invading next year's event : Bruce, Mr Hot Rod and NovaSS. What do you say, Duane :?: Is it going to be ready :?:
Gravel : How much foam do you have to put in by law over there?
Roughly the same rules apply up here if you're going the registration route. Way easier to fit this stuff in while you're building the boat. It could be retrofitted later on, but I wouldn't have the patience for that ! I'm also looking forward to seeing the finished product and starting the next one. You've done a great job on the Rebel in a very short period of time. I hope you know what you're getting yourself into by inviting Leakcheck for a visit . . . :P
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Post by Nova SS » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:56 pm

Mr Hot Rod wrote:If all goes well, the Canucks might be invading next year's event : Bruce, Mr Hot Rod and NovaSS. What do you say, Duane :?: Is it going to be ready :?:

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Paul, we're either going tomorow or Saturday to pick up the wood and ply to make the frames. I want to have them done before the spring so that I can jump into the build as soon as it warms up somewhat. We're aiming to have the Reb complete for the next gathering.
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Post by Dave Grason » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:41 pm

Mr Hot Rod wrote:I hope you know what you're getting yourself into by inviting Leakcheck for a visit . . . :P
....uh, really GREAT chicken, maybe? :lol:
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Post by upspirate » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:23 am

Dave Grason wrote:
Mr Hot Rod wrote:I hope you know what you're getting yourself into by inviting Leakcheck for a visit . . . :P
....uh, really GREAT chicken, maybe? :lol:

& a 12'deep hole full of.....never mind!!!! :shock: :cry: :wink:

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packing for the trip

Post by gregggrundon » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:47 pm

Steve,

Don't forget, While packing for the trip; to bring an extra grass skirt and coconut bra for Warren and the other fellas (He neveer goes anywhere without one) :shock: :lol: Be sure to get plenty of pictures..

Aloha,

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Post by Mr Hot Rod » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:23 pm

Now that the snowmobiles have been put away :cry: and Bruce has committed to Guntersville :P, it's time to post another project update. We've rebuilt the v-drive and are getting ready for the final installation next weekend . . .

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Not many new pics, but it's getting closer :

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Post by Nova SS » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:42 pm

looking good Paul. Can't wait to see pictures of it in the water. 8)

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Post by BruceDow » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:05 pm

Hi Paul.

Great to hear from you. By co-incidence, the girls were asking about you at dinner tonight. They say "Hi".

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Post by Bruce T. » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:25 am

Very cool Paul. The latest photos are great.
Don't forget to post some videos when you launch. I can't wait to hear those mufflers!

Bruce.

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Post by Mr Hot Rod » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:14 pm

Great to hear from you. By co-incidence, the girls were asking about you at dinner tonight.
Bruce,

Uh oh . . . I can imagine what the conversation was about . . .
First topic would be the irrevocable progression of your boatbuilding addiction. :wink:
Next would be the realization that you're going to be launching this summer and they're going to be cruising, tubing and skiing in the coolest boat on the lake. 8) I bet they were even considering making the trip with you to Guntersville next Fall !

Best regards to all !
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