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Darren Elson

New Hydro design and build

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Been wanting to design and build 1 of these for a while now and after few small sketches i decided was time to do full size drawing i wanted it to be
i wanted to get the exhaust inside the hull to keep it sleek lines and looks not the easiest but with some certain regulations over here in our club i wanted to be able to race it and bring something new to the water
Once happy with drawings i started the build LOL
everything you see is done by hand and once started piecing it together hence the LOL above i started changing couple of lines till i was satisfied
Hope you like and enjoy the pics

 

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Question, are those brad nails holding on the bottom sheeting? Just curious. As an alternate, I use small cap head screws to hold down ply till the epoxy dries. They are bout the size of a 2/56 bolt x 3/8".Then back them out and fill.

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Question, are those brad nails holding on the bottom sheeting? Just curious. As an alternate, I use small cap head screws to hold down ply till the epoxy dries. They are bout the size of a 2/56 bolt x 3/8".Then back them out and fill.

Hi Mike there lost head panel pins or as i call them thumb hitters from trying to hold them LOL

there only 8mm long x 0.7 mm

tbh dont normally use them but this build and other im working on going straight to pattern coat and molding ;)

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How wide is the transom? just asking as Id hate for you to build a boat thats not legal for sport hydro

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How wide is the transom? just asking as Id hate for you to build a boat thats not legal for sport hydro

My thoughts too.

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Made more progress
topdeck skins are done still needs final sanding but will do that in 1 hit once complete
Prepped and added skin to sponson top had to use few more tacks than would of liked but wont be an issue ;)

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