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Old 10-17-2013, 04:50 PM
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I bought this hull and hardware for $40 it shows some age but I don't thing it ever actually used, it had a motor mount and hardware mounted but that was it. It was full of expanding foam. My first step was to cut that all out to have some room.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:08 PM
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Seems like a good start.
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That spray in foam isn't good in a boat anyway. The stuff can expand and blow the deck off a hull. I use nothing but pool noodles. Up here Dollar General had a 90% off sale on them, 20 cents apiece. That foam will also suck up fuel and water like a sponge.
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Started getting motor mocked up, stuffing tube will have to be replaced.
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Subscribed . Can't wait.
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motor is installed, ordered pipe. Going to work on stuffing tube tomorrow.
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This is the hard part. Patience. Key to a build but hard to come by.
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got stuffing tube installed and started working on radio box braces.
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This is starting to look like fun. Did you just use epoxy to seal it ?
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Is that a Dynamite .32 in there? If so, try a Prather 220, Octura M-445 or a Zippkits 444 on it.
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This is starting to look like fun. Did you just use epoxy to seal it ?
I sealed some of it, with extra I had mixxed up.
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Do you turn fins and trim tabs are required? I picked up some cheap proboat turn fins.
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They don't hurt! I've only had 2 mono's that didn't need them. Just mount them around 1/16" or so above the bottom of the transom.
Pro Boat mounts their turn fins the wrong way, I think that it's so that the boats fit in the boxes better. They could have just left them off and let the owner put them on. The turn fin should be 90 degrees to the bottom of the hull, not vertical or tilted inside. This allows less drag on the straights then digs in on the turns.
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radio box is in
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I hate to tell you but it's in backwards.
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