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    Kyle came home from Michigan over GM's Christmas shutdown and started his new 125 Hydro. We started cutting wood last Sunday. Pretty good progress for a week.....

    I am making molds do make carbon sponsons to help keep the weight up front light or it would be even further along. I didn't get the benefit of the whole week off like the kid!!!

    What else do people have in the works? This is usually a pretty interesting thread...

    Steve

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    Re: New boats for 2019

    Hi everyone! This is my first actual post here, though I have been lurking for a good while.

    Not sure if anyone here would be interested, but I'm starting on a Hal Kelly Wetback as a lake toy. Not sure about power yet, but I would like to find something somewhat "period correct" and rebuild/restore it.

    I'm not planning on racing it, though I have said that many times about many things and it has never proved to be true yet...

    Thanks for having me!

    Mike
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    Cheers,

    Mike

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    • ZUL8TR
      ZUL8TR commented
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      Mike

      Welcome aboard. Tried to PM you and not listed in HR data base.

      I can give you lots of info on the Kelly Wetback, built and raced one in the 70's in Region 5 in 25ss and 20ss hydro and did well. Ran it with Merc 20H, Merc 25ss and Yamato Y80 . Had personal contact with Hal and discussed much. The avatar hydro is my modded Wetback I raced back then, still use it at AOMCI meets.
      Contact me if interested, happy to help
      Pete
      psushinsky@cfl.rr.com
      407 293 4709

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    Re: New boats for 2019

    Building a bass-ad runabout! Actually, just a paddle-board using the glue and stitch method. Decided to create a living room situation in the garage for the family to teach everyone how to build. The 5-yo now mixes and rolls out the epoxy quite well; the 2-yo has a great time "painting" wood with water and food-coloring and Jodi only flips me a little crap when I tell her were off to the garage! Final coat goes on today. Next is a a strip-plank surfboard.
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      Re: New boats for 2019

      [QUOTE=guedo499;n468430]Building a bass-ad runabout! Actually, just a paddle-board using the glue and stitch method. Decided to create a living room situation in the garage for the family to teach everyone how to build. The 5-yo now mixes and rolls out the epoxy quite well; the 2-yo has a great time "painting" wood with water and food-coloring and Jodi only flips me a little crap when I tell her were off to the garage! Final coat goes on today. Next is a a strip-plank surfboard.[/QUOTE

      where do you mount the 700 Konny??
      Daren

      ​DSH/750ccmh/850ccmh

      Team Darneille


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      • #5

        Re: New boats for 2019

        Kyle came home from Michigan over GM's Christmas shutdown and started his new 125 Hydro. We started cutting wood last Sunday. Pretty good progress for a week.....

        I am making molds do make carbon sponsons to help keep the weight up front light or it would be even further along. I didn't get the benefit of the whole week off like the kid!!!

        What else do people have in the works? This is usually a pretty interesting thread...

        Steve
        Does your son work at the Proving Grounds? I work there!

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          Re: New boats for 2019

          Building a bass-ad runabout! Actually, just a paddle-board using the glue and stitch method. Decided to create a living room situation in the garage for the family to teach everyone how to build. The 5-yo now mixes and rolls out the epoxy quite well; the 2-yo has a great time "painting" wood with water and food-coloring and Jodi only flips me a little crap when I tell her were off to the garage! Final coat goes on today. Next is a a strip-plank surfboard.
          John,

          Is it a Chesapeake Light Craft or Pygmy, or plans / kit or what.....? Really cool. I have built stitch and glue sliding seat rowing boats. The stitch and glue technology is really cool. We should / could use this for race boats.
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          Dean F. Hobart

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          • guedo499
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            Hi Dean-O!

            I bought the kit from CLC; it was a pretty smooth experience. All the pieces were routered out, along with the holes for the "stitches". The directions were pretty solid as well. All the wood that was needed was present, along with the fiberglass, foot pads, epoxy, brushes, gloves, mixing bowls and everything else you needed to finish the boat. The pieces weren't a perfect fit, but that might an over-analyzed as we boat races expect 1/16" precision over a 12' boat. Lots of filler, but everything sanded down just fine.

            The surf-board I bought, also from CLC, isn't one of their kits - it is a kit from Grain Surfboards that CLC promotes for them and seems that they are just a dealer of theirs.

            I've always thought that using CLC or the like to handle boat kits was a possibility, but I do know many of the builders now are offering routered ribs, etc in their kits which is quite nice. Thing is, when talking to the CLC's Rep, they buy okume by the trainload every month and just as much epoxy. The paddle board, which took 2-sheets of 4mm to make (provided) with shipping and all supplies was around $950 or so (and that's shipping across the country). All in all, I'd say it took the family 25 hours to build and if I were building it, I think I could half-that.

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          Very cool.... CLC is a top notch company. I purchased my sliding seat rowing boat kits from a company in Bellingham called Wayland Marine. They are a Wherry style rowing boat. I have had three of them. I still have one complete boat plus another kit. Not many places to row them down here in the California desert.

          When we talked at the Nationals you were considering doing business down here... are you close to doing that? Be sure to get in touch with me if you come down here.

          Thanks, Deano..........
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          Dean F. Hobart

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            Re: New boats for 2019

            Wait a minute, with the runabout paddle board and a 700 Kony idea came the thought why go that route, itd cost too much! Its much more affordable and scary and dangerous to build a boat the Thai way! That way there no need for cut suits or helmets. Ive watched Thai long tail racing vids. All you need for safety is a cigarette.

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            • #9

              Re: New boats for 2019

              New A-AX Hydro for 2019............

              Ready for the paint shop

              owner wishes to remain anonymous

              2nd build starts this evening cutting frames...


              Lewis Custom Hydros

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              Carl Lewis

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                Re: New boats for 2019

                New A-AX Hydro for 2019............

                Ready for the paint shop

                owner wishes to remain anonymous

                2nd build starts this evening cutting frames...


                Lewis Custom Hydros

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                Carl Lewis
                Carl,

                Very nice.

                Deano............
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                Dean F. Hobart

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                  Re: New boats for 2019

                  Now that the Holidays and Deer Hunting season is over. I'm making modification's to my Transom so I can use a Transom mounted Thrust Bracket and installing a duck bill on my Hydro. I am also learning the art of profiling Yamato Gearfeet.

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