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Old 11-24-2015, 06:14 PM
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Jim is it possible to completely eliminate aluminum from the t-top, can the legs be made from carbon fiber? I think you are on the right track, eliminating welds and alum/SS corrosion issues.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post

To answer your question, think about how you pick up a six pack, or better yet a bowling ball. The legs are socket-ed into the console several feet at divergent angles, and like tent stakes in the ground cannot lift out. Well that's the plan, and we looked to do something special. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, or In my mind, nothing ventured, nothing lighter but stronger.
Gotcha. Similar to modern orthopedic plates. Should be a neat touch
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:12 PM
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The future is cf pipe work. Pioneering stuff here!
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:48 PM
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Man, those are sweet lines. Does the inset running the outside length of the hull have a purpose or just for aesthetic value? Looks like you filled and faired the joint between the cap and hull?
Well since Ray specified a sound system to make a "Low Rider" proud, I figured we should have a place for glow lights to match.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:15 PM
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My buildings were the original "Lowes" building supply in North Carolina, and clear span was not in the vernacular for Eastern Carolina at that time. I was told that the roof trusses were built in place on top of the walls by guys working from ladders and scaffolds as was the custom before the advent of mobile cranes. The brick and block was made on site, and we use the two 90' kilns for storage. That said decent photos are hard to take at the moment but tomorrow we expect to place the boat on a cradle to roll it around as needed. Photos really will be forthcoming.
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Are you in the old lowes building by the fire department in Washington?
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:12 AM
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No we are in the City, You are describing the second Lowes location and then the third latest one is presently on US17, North of town
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I needed a facility on short order in 2007 and this land had enough buildings and space on it to satisfy my needs for the first project back then. Every visitor says "cool old buildings" but the real reason is we have a half a city block and intend to build some flex space on the back acres once the catamaran addiction stabilizes.. You see, when I pass, all the old boat builders will be buried in Tennessee along with the rest of the hazardous waste and the end game is leaving your wife with real estate and not a 70 hr a week job. :-)
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:06 AM
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Lucky it's November, because we enlisted two 4.80 x 12" wheels from a jet ski trailer to move Ray"s Cat. Not many 39' boats can do that. Once his over the road trailer arrives, I suppose we have to give them back.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:13 AM
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That is astonishing. A boat that big, weighs so little. Wow. I am impressed.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:56 AM
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Wow its incredible looking. Hercules comes to mind. Looks like its going to eat waves for starters. And be extremely efficient also
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:19 AM
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With your expertise in being able to build traditional boat parts that are feather light, an option for a pilot house of this boat would be pretty popular I would think. Most PH boats are more bow heavy than cats like, and yours wouldn't be
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:18 PM
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Or perhaps a dual console with seating forward,, bunks, and head for those of us who don't own a fishing pole?
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Jim, what a show off with the tires! Crap that is light. Looks pretty.
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Or perhaps a dual console with seating forward,, bunks, and head for those of us who don't own a fishing pole?
Otseg, I always admire your builds and follow them closely... However, this is the first time I have noticed and maybe it was discussed before, but the deck is one level that slightly rises forward to follow the vessels sheer line? No steps in the deck? If so I commend your work! I often wonder why so many builders feel the need to place a step in the deck?
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Your men in those drawings have excellent posture.
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Or perhaps a dual console with seating forward,, bunks, and head for those of us who don't own a fishing pole?

Thats looking good Jim..., like a day boat with some overnighting possibilities. It would look better with some quads on the stern.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MakoMyDay View Post
Your men in those drawings have excellent posture.
At least they aren't sitting in each other's lap......LOL
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
No we are in the City, You are describing the second Lowes location and then the third latest one is presently on US17, North of town
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Gotcha, I didn't realize that the current Lowe's is #3. I don't live in Washington but spent a lot of summer weekends there. Is that building on the same road as the little league park? It looks familiar.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:16 PM
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Jim did you weigh that hull? Astonishing, and keen to see the final weight when it is rigged. The lightweight innovations here are amazing - for speed add lightness was a phrase issued by a well known member of the Porsche racing family, I believe
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Originally Posted by Skiandfish View Post
Jim did you weigh that hull? Astonishing, and keen to see the final weight when it is rigged. The lightweight innovations here are amazing - for speed add lightness was a phrase issued by a well known member of the Porsche racing family, I believe
Actually, it is a saying by Colin Chapman who designed and built Lotus cars in the 60's.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:06 PM
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Or perhaps a dual console with seating forward,, bunks, and head for those of us who don't own a fishing pole?
love your designs and build. Roughly, how much does one of your 39' cats cost with V350 twins?
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