Building myself a new ride... (pic heavy)

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  1. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Wow. Very impressive. Maybe when i retire, I could attempt a build 1/2 as nice as this. Probably will never happen.

    Are these standard features on this model of the boat?
     
  2. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Thank you! The stereo system and winch are not, nor the box for spotlight, but everything else is.

    Brad
     
  3. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Very nice work. I like attention to detail, it's a rare trait these days.
     
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  4. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    This past Friday, I finished up installing the topside hatches/covers/etc and sprayed the decks with liner.
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    Later that afternoon, I had two friends swing by to help me flip her over. Hopefully the last time I ever see her like this!
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    I flushed everything thing up, rounded over the hard edges and filled the screw holes as well as put a layer of 7.5 oz glass tape over the rub rail.
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    First layer of glass on, Kevlar up next.
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  5. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Finished with glass and Kevlar. Now to feather and fair. The bottom of the hull has a layer of 5 oz Kevlar between two layers of 6 oz fiberglass. The chines the same plus one more layer of fiberglass as it overlaps from the sides. Likewise, the rub rials have two layers of 6 oz glass and one layer of 7.5 oz glass.
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    Last night, I machined the keels out of UHMW and attached using a specialty adhesive and #14 1" SS screws every 6 inches.
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    I will start applying the graphite/cabosil/epoxy coating today. It usually takes 3 coats with a lot of sanding to get a perfect super slick bottom. She'll be upright and on the trailer by Thursday!

    Brad
     
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    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Just realized I posted the wrong pic for the last one, here's the keels attached.
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  7. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    Really fantastic and impressive.
     
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    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I hate threads like this...they remind me of what a useless schmuck I am...
     
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  9. cjr

    cjr New Member

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    Beautiful work! I feel a little silly asking this but what do you plan to use the winch for? That's not something we see around here.
     
  10. NCSUDucker

    NCSUDucker Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Thank you!

    Thanks RH...you got a chuckle out of me, definitely not my intent :no

    Thanks CJR. A number of times we've been stuck on log jams going up the creek and its too deep to get out and push. Also been stuck in the mud, assuming there is something to anchor to, the winch will be a huge help!

    Brad
     

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