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Old 12-23-2009, 09:18 AM
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Funny! You seen these plans?
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:23 PM
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Just to let y'all know...I'm still here. The holidays slowed me down. I just about have all the parts cut out and should be able to put together a jig and start the build this weekend. The parts came out a little bigger than the top and side view plan sheets, so I will just try to put them together the way they fall. I think all the plan sheets scaled to a different size...first lesson learned...make sure they are exactly right before leaving the copy shop. :rolls:

I could still use some build up pics for this type of hull.

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Old 01-09-2010, 07:56 PM
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Here are the first pics. The parts are just layed together to get an idea of what I have. Hopefully tomorrow I can start the gluing.

Sure could use more pics to go by.

Thanks Jim
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:10 PM
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looks great
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:41 PM
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Have you thought about where you are going to fit the battery packs? I would open up all stations except the front two. Remember, the drawing are designed for a gas boat.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:12 AM
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Jim or anyone else who feels the need to help this first time scratch builder and hydro newbie, can you take some pics of your completed boat and post? I need both with and without the rear cockpit/hatch cover on, and both sides of the cockpit/hatch cover, if possible. I'm starting to think ahead about where to place the motor, aft of the dummy motor, partially inside it or forward of it. I have no idea yet of where it needs to be.

Here are pics of what I got done this weekend with the house to myself. I now see how you guys that are retired do these build ups so fast.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:15 AM
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Here are some more. The bottom is on and ready for final trimming. Can anyone tell me in the last pic if and why I need that piece of the front shear sticking out the end of the sponson ? Can I cut it off?
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:29 PM
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It's always amazing what you can see with good high def photos blown up bigger than scale. I now see that I did a boo boo in the engine cowling combing and got the stringers wrong there. I need 1/8 x 1/4" strips there and the 1/8 X 1/8" stringer needs to be moved on those frames.

This is where a good clear pic would of helped me. Come on guys...I know some of you have pics that would help me out....what are you afraid of?
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I'm really confused right now on the construction of the hatches. I need to know how these are being done before I decide on hatch combings.

Can the motor and cockpit hatch be done as one piece like the hatch on the crackerbox boat below? (My thinking here is easier to tape down and get a water tight seal.) Are you vintage FE guys even taping the hatches down?

Please....please...please...pretty please with sugar on it...give me some pics to look at.
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Like I said before my scratch builds were pre digital camera days and I didn't take many pictures of the build then but here is what I have



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That's again a big help....sweet looking boat Jim.

I see the motor is behind the dummy. How are you keeping water out tof the dummy motor compartment? That doesn't look like it will seal and can't be taped up.
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I'm really confused right now on the construction of the hatches. I need to know how these are being done before I decide on hatch combings.

Can the motor and cockpit hatch be done as one piece like the hatch on the crackerbox boat below? (My thinking here is easier to tape down and get a water tight seal.) Are you vintage FE guys even taping the hatches down?

Please....please...please...pretty please with sugar on it...give me some pics to look at.
I'll see what pics I have of a build. Not many of the Calson hulls though, But yes you can make a 1 piece hatch all of my racing hydros are done that way,
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Never tried to keep water out but never had real serious problems with a lot of it inside after a heat. i just maintained the motors well after each race. That being said that is not a great spot for the motor to be. This pic is of the very first boat I built and the motor should be further forward more like 13 inches from the transom.
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That's again a big help....sweet looking boat Jim.

I see the motor is behind the dummy. How are you keeping water out tof the dummy motor compartment? That doesn't look like it will seal and can't be taped up.
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Never tried to keep water out but never had real serious problems with a lot of it inside after a heat. i just maintained the motors well after each race. That being said that is not a great spot for the motor to be. This pic is of the very first boat I built and the motor should be further forward more like 13 inches from the transom.
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You mean move the motor under the dummy?

Jim wouldn't that boat leak if it blew over?
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Here are a few pics of the way I do cowls on Hydross that will be ran quite a bit or raced Hope they help,
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Yes further forward under the dummy 12 to 13 inches from the transom. some are even putting belly pans in to get the motor even lower.

Plenty of foam in it no way would it sink.

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Jim wouldn't that boat leak if it blew over?
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Here are a few pics of the way I do cowls on Hydross that will be ran quite a bit or raced Hope they help,
Yes that's what I had in my mind only with a little modification in the lines like this.
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Yes further forward under the dummy 12 to 13 inches from the transom. some are even putting belly pans in to get the motor even lower.

Plenty of foam in it no way would it sink.

Jim
Jim...I know my boat will be upside down and I don't like water inside mixing with the electrics. I'm not concerned about sinking...just shorting out stuff. Is yours the way most boats are configured?

Belly pans?

Do/did the 1:1 boats have them?

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out west here where 1/10th scale is big yes.
I also have done what you are talking about on my 1/16th Bardahl


With lots of build pictures and detail shots int his gallery
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I've looked at a lot of the pics on your site and saw the build on this boat.

I'm not seeing any advantages to the "West Coast Method" but I'm sure there is a great reason...looks maybe?

Jim...on the 1:10 Bardahl, how did you do the deck sheets. How many pieces and where are the joints?

Man I can only hope I can get mine half that smooth. :thumup:
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