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Old 12-06-2018, 10:48 AM
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Whats the estimated weight savings?

OK read the deck is 300 + lbs.

Hull must be .... 500?

800 lbs saving is HUUUUUUGE.
Put a Mercury 300 R on that baby with a chopper prop and hangon.......
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mmccull5 View Post
wasn't that a 21 master angler hull?
21 Redfisher hull. I'm excited for this one, but I'd love to have seen a 21 Redfisher done this way. Especially one like that custom 2009 with the Maverick 18 console. Rocket ship!
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:43 PM
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The hull is out of the mold, just a little tease to end the day...

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Old 12-06-2018, 02:17 PM
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Let’s make bets on TS 74 is mine for now
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:02 PM
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is there anything you have to do differently with a carbon fiber hull in terms of electronics / grounding / electrolysis since it's a better conductor of electricity?
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:55 AM
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So we demolded the hull late yesterday, installed the fuel tank and added foam. The average weight of a VARIS infused 23 Pathfinder hull is 1131lbs, this hull is 897lbs, a loss of 234lbs. Combined with the deck, this package is 562lbs lighter than a standard build, a significant weight loss! Now we are building both the Hardtop and the Console with Carbon, we are expecting to see quite a weight savings on these items as well. Stay tuned...

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:35 PM
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Very interesting.

So with the deck, there's a weight savings of 328 pounds or almost 39%. But with the hull, the savings are only 21% of the VARIS hull. Is that expected?
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kgearhart View Post
Very interesting.

So with the deck, there's a weight savings of 328 pounds or almost 39%. But with the hull, the savings are only 21% of the VARIS hull. Is that expected?
Somewhat yes, we could have decreased the Stringer size and cut out more weight but decided against it. Still more to come as we feel we can cut out quite a bit of weight from the 2 piece Hardtop and the Console.

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Old 12-08-2018, 01:46 AM
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Is the lamination pure carbon? Or are you using a Kevlar also to increase rigidity?
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:34 AM
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Pretty cool you are documenting the weight savings on here. You should put a merc 350 on it and call the USP tuning boys. After all it is a company demo!
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Redhomer View Post
Is the lamination pure carbon? Or are you using a Kevlar also to increase rigidity?
All Carbon.

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Company demo boat with a Nizpro 250SHO ! Now that would be fun, a 450hp rocket ship that runs in 12” of water. I am liking it.
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Skip.....so using the carbon fiber and different gel coats with these products how will it change the cost of the boat if any. Or are they comparable to the regular laminates just lighter?
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Originally Posted by Beak Boater View Post
Skip.....so using the carbon fiber and different gel coats with these products how will it change the cost of the boat if any. Or are they comparable to the regular laminates just lighter?
I have a feeling the price isn't going to be by the pound.
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Originally Posted by Beak Boater View Post
Skip.....so using the carbon fiber and different gel coats with these products how will it change the cost of the boat if any. Or are they comparable to the regular laminates just lighter?
The Carbon materials and the Resin used in this are really expensive, much more than a standard lay up. We are working on costs now, if this all works out we might make this an option on some models like the Maverick skiffs and the step hull Pathfinders? Not for everyone as the Carbon alone is more than 5x more than standard glass.

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Originally Posted by Buttapollock1010 View Post
Nice skip. Best of luck. I’m guessing Murphy or Paige’s boat?
Im sure Murphy is already kicking down MBG's doors for one with a 250 SHO

Id like an all black one with a 300r and some lithium batteries. That would be an everyday 70 plus mph bay boat!

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Originally Posted by linesider 159 View Post
Im sure Murphy is already kicking down MBG's doors for one with a 250 SHO

Id like an all black one with a 300r and some lithium batteries. That would be an everyday 70 plus mph bay boat!
We are trying the Lithium Batteries in this boat, talk about big $$$!

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Originally Posted by Islandia View Post
Let’s make bets on TS 74 is mine for now
Assuming a final 700 lb weight reduction, 70 to 71 MPH for top speed with a VF250.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:12 AM
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68 with the 300 and a ttop
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:33 AM
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Any concerns about durability/repairability down the line? Carbon doesn't have the best abrasion resistance and does funky things when abraded.
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