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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Got the front pretty well figured out. I think it turned out pretty good I just need to fill and glass the inside and I'll be ready to move to the back. I need help tuning this thing. I think it had a keihin 40mm carb. Drilled stock waterbox. 5 inch extension in stock pipe. 1 degree timing...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Tonight I prepped and glassed a bunch of little parts as well as the bow to nose transition. I ended up having to use a little foam, but it was necessary for as short as I am making this thing. I just laid one layer over the foam and I will vaccum bag a few layers over that once it is dry. I...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    I have a pretty good idea of how the front will look the back end is a diffrent story. I'm thinking mostly flat deck with small sidewalls and two footholes below the deck at the stern. Got a pretty good pile of extra fiberglass pieces below! Anybody ever lighten the hood? This thing weighs a...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Before and after of trimming the nose piece. Its about 1.5 inches narrower. It will end up looking fairly stock, which I am happy with. I will have to use some foam afterall because the nose and the bow don't match up at all. Sent from my H8314 using Tapatalk
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Cleaned and prepped inside the bow, filled in holes and cracks with resin. A little more sanding and I'll be ready to filet and glass it up. Jb welded the sides of the handle pole together and sanded/bondod it a little smoother. It's not perfectly straight but it's not enough that it will catch...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Last night I tried vaccum bagging using whatever materials I could find at the hardware store. I got a harbor freight air powered vaccum pump that works great, but no guage. I used medium strength painters plastic, but it was too weak and was stretching and cutting off airflow to areas. For the...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Filled in the holes and prepped the first side. Going to lay down one layer of glass outside and then reinforce the inside and glass the whole from outside together. Sent from my H8314 using Tapatalk
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Baby steps... Working on chopping the pole about 7 inches, deleting the battery tray, and what has to be the nastiest job ever of a temporary glue-up of the nose so I can throw some glass on the outside, and prep/fill the inside corners. FYI I am including so many boring pics to help those...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Looks like it is all going to fit nicely. I'm going to have to relocate my battery or at least move it back. A small rectangular tank would be nice....but I'm kind of seeing just how cheap I can be with this build just for the sake of it. Anybody ever wrap the waterbox and tank with plastic and...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    How many layers of glass should I use? I don't have any carbon. Is vacuum bagging anything to look into? Sent from my H8314 using Tapatalk
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Front end coming together... Alot came off off! The rocker looks less agress than I thought it would. Sent from my H8314 using Tapatalk
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Tonight I put shims in the slots I cut to add rocker. I like the way it came out! I filled in the slots with glass reinforced bondo. It's crazy how much rocker that added! I was a little concerned with the bondo in the slots, but I really just need some thing to fill the space, as I'll be...
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Cut the bow for some rocker. Leaving an inch of material on either side I was able to lift the nose about 5 inches. More than enough. Sent from my H8314 using Tapatalk
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    Broke out the saw. 650 shorten/ lighten

    Did some more hacking tonight. Cut off the nose. Cut out the strips to narrow the bow. When you pull it together it looks pretty clean, next I need to work on the rocker. I'm trying to avoid foam and will probably go the stitch and glue route. I hope to use the front rub rail if I can figure...
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