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Turning the ugliest boat in Costa Rica into an Awesome 28 foot Center Console Diesel!

Old 03-02-2017, 04:42 PM
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Love to have you out!
I'll reach out when I am closer to making that happen.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:52 PM
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SailFishQuepos I didn't see where you took out the tunnel. How did you end up doing that?

How thick is the transom? I didn't see bilge pumps or bilge drain in the build pics...I assume you did plumb some in. Is the exhaust above the waterline (can you take a pic?)?

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Old 03-02-2017, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cfauvel View Post
SailFishQuepos I didn't see where you took out the tunnel. How did you end up doing that?

How thick is the transom? I didn't see bilge pumps or bilge drain in the build pics...I assume you did plumb some in. Is the exhaust above the waterline (can you take a pic?)?

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I will try to remember tomorrow to shot a picture of the transom. We do have 2 bilge pumps in the boat. The exhaust is above the waterline.

On the tunnel, we just made the hull like it was before we put the tunnel in. We just stuck the piece back in and lower the gear, adding angle. It took a couple of weeks, I should have taken pictures, but we were in a mad rush as the boat we supposed to be fishing.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:02 PM
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Just a little follow up to clarify my earlier posts on tank construction. Might change your plans a little. Maybe not.

After trimming the excess off the edges of my tank, the laminating schedule I mentioned above yielded approx 3/8" thickness. The lid and baffles, using the same schedule, came out at 1/4" thick. Due to resin kicking, I had to layup the 1708 layers on the tank individually. Between layers, I gave the tank a quick once over with some 36 grit to knock down burrs and high spots but didn't try to sand it perfectly smooth. On the lid, I had to pause after 6 layers due to resin kicking. I sanded it pretty well and laid the next 4 layers in one shot. On the baffles, I was able to lay down all 10 layers at once.

I would guess that having to lay the tank in multiple sessions accounts for the extra thickness. Plus on the lid and baffles, since I was working on a flat table, I was able to really bear down on my rollers to minimize the amount of resin needed. Kinda hard to do that on the tank mold, particularly on the sides.
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