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Old 02-06-2019, 10:05 AM
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:53 PM
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Wondering why you ised carbon and epoxy for plg and mold? Lot more $$$ than polyester, no?
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:01 PM
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I'd be a lot more inclined to give him a deposit if he rode me around in a carbon plug than if he showed me a napkin drawing that might be reality in 5 years
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:36 PM
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Hey berky, what is the surface of the mold. Assume it is not conventional tooling gelcoat?

Looking good!
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Originally Posted by Coquille View Post
I'd be a lot more inclined to give him a deposit if he rode me around in a carbon plug than if he showed me a napkin drawing that might be reality in 5 years
I agree on the hull plug used for testing.

But unless I understood him wrong he also used epoxy and carbon to also make the hull mold, liners, lids, etc. Plugs and molds that have to be fared with long board sanding need to be fairly thick, so poly at 1/4 of the price as epoxy is usually the material of choice for plugs and molds of items not tested with the prototype, right?
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:49 AM
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Congrats on the new facility.im just down i 95 in melbourne so ill drop by when you get set up.

I toyed with the idea of having a functional plug (cold molded plywood/epoxy/hand laid glass and tons of fairing compound), and sea trialing prior to pulling the mold for my v cat hybrid but realized that it would weigh at least twice as much as the final product and would perform very differently.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by svu View Post
Congrats on the new facility.im just down i 95 in melbourne so ill drop by when you get set up.

I toyed with the idea of having a functional plug (cold molded plywood/epoxy/hand laid glass and tons of fairing compound), and sea trialing prior to pulling the mold for my v cat hybrid but realized that it would weigh at least twice as much as the final product and would perform very differently.
mold. Itself will be less pricey conventional tooling gelcoat and poly resin
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:54 AM
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Most of the time I like working plugs that you can use as it lets you do a real world test vs foam,clay, wood, plaster or MDF plug. If you want to tweak it before building the production mold. It just depends on the use of the part but a carbon/epoxy plug is very stable and your tooling will maintain it's tolerance if the plug isn't changing with the weather.

I like epoxy mold surfaces but went with a high end vinylester tooling gel .

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Old 03-13-2019, 11:06 PM
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Bro, I hope you don't even waste your time to see this post. I came home late from the shop and was thinkin about you, and for some stupid reason I started reading this forum. Everyone knows I don't have time for social media, but after reading some of this stuff I just had to make an account to to say what I and many others in the industry know already. You're knowledge, skills, enginuaty, and ability surpass teams of highly qualified and compensated engineers. We both have world records, patents and reputations of developing and constructing the best products in our industry. Along whit a slim few others that we know. I've come to you many times through the years for advice on my builds and projects. I respect you and your brain. Whether it was layup schedule, hydrodynamics, or processes you were the guy to ask. I was there for the testing of your 40. I have videos. Just finish up construction and tooling, I know now you're only a few weeks away. And let all these guys see for real what they questioned on the stupid ass intro web. You nailed every angle. I'm impressed. Your hull design along with dimensions are right on. I know you're the best most knowledgeable carbon guy around, you're processes will be copied by manufacturers everywhere in short time. The numbers are right there, speed, cruise, efficiency, amazingly handling boat. Anybody can type some shit on the computer but there are only a few individuals in the world with your credentials. They'll all see and they're gonna just dream of having one of you boats. For one they can't afford it and for two they'll still be stuck in the world of manufactured cookie cutter boats that are marketed to their lifestyle and demographics. We build custom record breaking products that these guy have never even heard of.... I know your boat is like nothing else presently available. Enough said
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:28 PM
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As a matter of fact, you know I build one off custom boats but I redevelope, rig, and race a variety of high end products. And when I describe your boat to my clients, the only way they can comprehend is when I tell them that the Berky 40 is a Freeman killer. Maybe not as cushion, but weight, speed, efficiency, handling, trailerability, and investment.. especially long term. Your boat smokes anything out there
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:05 AM
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We need more photos
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:26 PM
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Was the boat in Stuart this week? I got a glimpse of something similar but didn't have time to turn around.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 77Lucas111 View Post
I tell them that the Berky 40 is a Freeman killer



Wait for it! They'll be here soon!!



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Originally Posted by 77Lucas111 View Post
As a matter of fact, you know I build one off custom boats but I redevelope, rig, and race a variety of high end products. And when I describe your boat to my clients, the only way they can comprehend is when I tell them that the Berky 40 is a Freeman killer. Maybe not as cushion, but weight, speed, efficiency, handling, trailerability, and investment.. especially long term. Your boat smokes anything out there

Wow you sure make some big claims on a boat that has zero to back it up. Not saying it won't be the next best thing but for your sake and the builders, you better hope it is.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:05 PM
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Hey Lucas, Thanks for the vote of confidence ! I like to walk softly and carry a big catamaran ha ha . We are getting closer to production, starting to wrap up the molds for shipping and get the prototype rigged.

I wish we were in Stuart with the cat but it wasn't us .

This cat won't be for everyone but if you are in the market you should sea trial one in the near future.

We can't wait to get moved into the new shop with 22,000. sqft to start and another 12,500 and few months later !! (won't know how to act with all that room to work)
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:07 PM
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:12 PM
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Nice lines!!
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Nice lines!!
Yup. Looks great.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:20 PM
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Thanks Gentlemen ! I like this one as well. It is interesting how a few degrees here and there with along with right (or wrong) proportions can make or break the look of a vessel, I have been drawing boats since I was 7 years old when my Dad was building a Piver trimaran .
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:18 PM
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Looks really good. Glad you are getting close
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