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1985 7-Eleven (1/10th scale) Sponson Sheeting

Posted 11-10-2009 at 08:54 PM by cyberhoops

I now have one of the sponsons sheeted in 1/32nd plywood, and also the non-trip chines are on the boat now. The chines are 1/16th plywood.

Getting the pieces to cover the sponsons was a bit tricky and I ended up making paper templates for each piece. That worked pretty well and everything fit together nicely. I like how solid the sponsons feel with the foam under the plywood.

I think I will put a layer of light fiberglass cloth and epoxy over the plywood, and probably...
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1985 7-Eleven (1/10th scale) Pink sponsons

Posted 11-06-2009 at 01:09 AM by cyberhoops
Updated 11-06-2009 at 01:11 AM by cyberhoops

A bit more work and I have two sponsons built up with pink foam and sanded to shape.

I guess it is appropriate that I am using pink foam since this is a girl boat (Miss 7-Eleven), and blue foam would be the correct material for male boats like the Mr. Pringles.

Anyway, the next step is probably to sheet the bottom of the sponsons in 1/32" plywood.

I have done some test fitting of hardware and the center section nicely fits two 5500mah Hyperion...
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1985 Miss 7-Eleven (1/10th scale)

Posted 11-04-2009 at 04:31 PM by cyberhoops
Updated 11-05-2009 at 01:22 AM by cyberhoops

Given that the race season is over and the building season has started - my first project will be a 1/10th scale version of the 1985 Miss 7-Eleven.

I am building it from Roger Newton plans that have been scaled down to 1/10th scale.

For a bit of boat history:
When Dave Heerensperger retired from racing in 1982 he sold the his boats and hardware to Steve Woomer. This boat was the second Pay-n-Pak turbine hull, but was never raced as the Pay-n-Pak. The boat was...
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