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Chris Dixon

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  • Birthday 01/12/1974

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  1. Chris Dixon


    Mark Simmons it's in the mail priority.
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    Sure its all yours. Message me your address and I will get it in the mail after Christmas. Merry Christmas to you too.
  3. Chris Dixon

    What happened to the Van's racing Thor boats?

    Ron Shaw is a distributor for Thor and and the new Taboo from Vans racing. Contact Carl Van Houten he still sells them also
  4. I used the total boats 5:1 epoxy kit today sealing 1 of 2 Jae hulls. So far it looks good. I applied a liberal amount with a hobby brush then massaged it in the wood with gloves on. After it sat bout 10 minutes I scrapped the excess epoxy off with an old credit card then wiped it down with a paper towel. let it set about 15-20 minutes and then did the same process again. The only problem I had was the epoxy not being as thin as I wanted. This made it harder to spread but the next hull I will warm my shop and the epoxy first. It was about 60 degrees in my shop so I'm sure the cured time will be longer. Taking in consideration this is my first time sealing a hull I can't compare my experience with the total boats epoxy kit with the popular west system but Overall I'm happy with the total boats system. It's a lot cheaper than West systems and is very low to no odor.
  5. Chris Dixon

    Name that Hull

    On the K&B website has said "in process" on all their outboards for a number of years. They are not available anymore.
  6. Chris Dixon

    advise needed

    sounds good.
  7. Chris Dixon

    advise needed

    Got the cobra tunnel separated to reseal. Refinishing the VS1. Building a FE Wood mystery Tunnel from a kit and building 2 FE riggers...whew...Got my work cut out..lol
  8. Chris Dixon

    advise needed

    I'm thinking about entering a boat in sport tunnel in Charleston this year so I've got to get a couple of my tunnels up to speed before fall. Thanks for the info guys.
  9. Chris Dixon

    advise needed

    I believe I have a 40X53 that I can try.
  10. Chris Dixon

    motor mount

    Looking for ideas for a brushless motor mount to go into a JAE 21G2. I'm converting 2 unfinished hulls to FE. The Jae21G2 hull is around 5/8 wider than the Jae21Fe. I'm not sure how wide the JAE33fe is and the motor mount that comes with that kit isn't sold by zippkits seperately.
  11. Chris Dixon

    advise needed

    thanks guys for the info
  12. Chris Dixon

    JAE 21 G2/FE

    Hey guys Im getting ready to seal 2 JAE 21 G2 hulls but first have to work out a few minor detail. I am converting these hulls to FE and due to the wider 2 7/8 +- tub the Zippkitts motor mount for the JAE 21 FE is too narrow. I noticed that the JAE 33 FE kit comes with a mount but it isn't offered separate. Who makes a a motor mount that has an adjustable width option? It wouldn't need much adjustment. Less than 1/4 each side. My buddy bought one of the carbon fiber/aluminum mounts for his hull and I think it will work but will have to be epoxied it down. I'm just looking for other options before order one.
  13. Chris Dixon

    JAE 21 GT vs G2 Front Sponsons

    My buddy's FE ultimate hardware kit came missing the boom tube collars. He contacted zippkits and they shipped them right out. Kuddos to Joe/Zippkits. Top notch service.
  14. Chris Dixon

    First time sealing a hull

    I know I have yet to epoxy the shaft tube in.
  15. Anybody got a crash course video on applying epoxy to a wood Jae rigger hull? I have a total boats 5:1epox kit I bought just for 2 riggers I built. I've already sealed the insides of both tubs with BSI finishing epoxy. A detailed how to would work. Details like what grit sandpaper between coats and applicators suggested.