Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by JimmY » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:37 pm

Very cool, top notch work as usual.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:34 pm

Very nice work!!
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by acflynn » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Just, WOW! Really impressive that your excellent and award-winning build could be improved even more. Even though I'm in the very early stages, I'm getting the distinct impression that, save for building a second boat, folks are never done fine tuning their boats.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by DrBryanJ » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:07 am

Very nice Roberta! Very Nice!
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:34 am

Thanks, Everyone!! Yah, once the boat hits the water there are the tweeks and mods that maybe weren't apparent in the beginning. Mine started with a new waterline, a new prop, then the trim tabs. The hatch scoop was inevitable because the way I built it made it fragile. Aside from routine maintenance, she's been a really fine boat.

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

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by chugalug » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:55 am

:D Looks good.I should have mentioned it before but when I saw your new avitar,I thought that round thing above your flag was part of your boat.Do old tires really work good as boat fenders? I would think black crud would rub off onto hulls. :roll:
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:58 pm

I wouldn't use tires. Those are just some at the lake restaurant at a show in Madison. We aren't close to them.

New hatch scoop stained today with Chris Craft Cordova.

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

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by PeterG » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:00 am

Excellent craftsmanship, looks great!
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by mrintense » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:28 pm

Beautiful new design Roberta. Really nicely done. It's interesting seeing work done on finished boats as it gives one confidence that it can be done after the fact if things don't turn out as planned.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks, Carl. With a saw and glue, you can do most anything on a wood boat.

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

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