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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 09:23:25 PM »

Couldnt resist LOL,still clearance round the canopy  so alls good
better get cracking on this hull asap
 
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2011, 11:42:36 PM »

Id of thought you would of had the hull painted whilst you were waiting Daz, we've all be waiting with baited breath for the next update.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2011, 09:29:02 AM »

Most people as Daz is doing build the boat before stripping her down to paint,no point drilling holes in a painted boat and chipping or scratching it then needing to strip it down again to touch up the paint.Build first strip it down then paint then rebuild thats how most of us do it whenever possible.Look forward to seeing how this engine performs and lets see if they have resolved the issues most have had with them.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2011, 08:33:25 PM »

Hi steve as above wanted to make sure i got all the clearances etc before painting and all the holes drilled etc,now i can get on with it and get it ready prepped for paint then when i put it together there shouldnt be any worries during the rebuild
more soon updates soon :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2011, 02:17:18 AM »

hi mate keep up the good work when you going to paint booth my friend shes looking goooooooooooooooooooooooood
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2011, 10:50:24 AM »

Hey bud
as soon as now xmas out the way im gonna spend the next few days on the filling and final sanding,then gotta seal her up,hang it and primer it
just gotta decide on colours next
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2011, 02:42:24 PM »

hey all
managed to get back in the shed,just finished the last of  fibreglassing for reinforcing a couple of areas and started tidy up some bits,sealed the radiobox and resined in the stuffing tube,just waiting for it to harden up then back out to start the filling,hopefully have it all ready for 1st coats of primer this week
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2012, 06:08:33 PM »

Update
getting there slowly,finished all the filling on the hull and gonna start final sand down ready for sealing it,just the canopy left to do now and make sure it all lines etc.



Also while awaiting for filler to dry i decided to have a play around with some foam & FG matting and make a false OB cowl to cover the exhaust for looks more than anything

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2012, 07:06:53 PM »

Hi all
been working on the false cowl,got it joined and rough trimed
drill the hole out the back for it to slide over exhaust and a quick test with rudder,exhaust,exhaust bracket  just to make sure it doesnt fowl anything
see what you think.



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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2012, 07:13:25 PM »

Should have used a strudder with rudder inline with prop then use the cover on the rudder so it moved like the real thing looks good though,just not sure about it been over the exhaust.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2012, 08:33:58 PM »

Cheers mart
if i did run strudder still wouldnt be able to have it turning as id have to elongate the hole across the cowl not sure if it would have enough so it didnt hit the exhaust
Im gonna do some cut outs and mesh them so heat can escape and looking at inserting a piece of tube and silicon to join the 2 so the gases exit out of it
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2012, 11:13:10 PM »

I appreciate what you are trying to achieve with that engine box Daz, but if you put cutouts in it, to try to cool the exhaust, it will simply add to the drag effect, plus may not cool the pipe sufficiently.
Worth a try, dont get me wrong, but you may have to try "with/withoout" and check its suitability matey.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2012, 11:41:08 AM »

Hi steve its purely for looks and the holes will be there to allow heat out,there will be air flow right through the hull anyways with the screen cut out mesh up
Soz for the late reply been busy organising new project which im currently awaiting delivery for,should be here soon hehe
right back to the shed loads to do :-))
 
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2012, 12:07:23 PM »

Quick update
finished final sanding yesterday and applied 1st coat of sealer and rubbed down this morning.
Also decided to apply 0.6 oz glasscloth aswell,1 side of top deck done will do other side shortly and get some pics.
The false outboard cowl is coming along nicely and my water outlets have arrived so will install them aswell pics of that to follow aswell.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2012, 01:47:34 PM »

Both sides of top deck covered in 0.6 glass cloth,just gotta leave it now to fully cure and trim and sand back the edges.



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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2012, 05:45:21 PM »

Been playing around with the false cowl,got it all sanded,drilled some holes and cut a slot which will be meshed in alloy,also made mounting bracket (actually pinched a of meccano of the kids LOL)
Inserted large bore water outlets.




Also just about to start laying the 0.6oz glasscloth on the bottom of hull.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2012, 06:52:18 PM »

Done just let it cure then trim ready to do the sponsons

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2012, 08:04:32 PM »

The sponsons are done now.





next job is trim edges when cured and lightly sand the whole hull and give a 2nd coat,also finish the internal sealing then she ready for primer.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2012, 10:09:10 AM »

great boat!! :} if you ever run it at gautby road birkenhead post up here, its close to me! where do you run in staffs, I know the area quite well?

what resin did you used with the cloth, its a very nice job,

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2012, 10:48:17 AM »

cheers red,ill let  you know if i come up that area.
me and a friend got access to our own pool,but for this 1 im looking at a couple different pools but the main 1 once refilled will be chasewater
also  looking at joining TMBC as its not far from me so hopefully run there aswell.
The sealer is deluxe Eze-cote its great stuff,doesnt weigh as much as epoxy resin,no odour so can do it in the house and real simple to use.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2012, 10:48:31 AM »

Left it over nite and sanded down all edges to remove excess cloth,need to give a light sanding down now ready for final coat of sealer.



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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2012, 11:42:16 AM »

That is really nice work and a very interesting thread.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2012, 11:46:50 AM »

Thanks cuppa :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2012, 02:43:28 PM »

"the main 1 once refilled will be chasewater"

That all depends on IF we can get permission to sail i/c on the main lake, its not an automatic right Daz,

Dont forget you have also let your  Chasewater club membership and insurance slip now and to sail on any "public access" water, you need 3rd party liability cover as a minimum these days.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2012, 02:54:51 PM »

i know but as said in email im too busy at mo to even think about running boats
+ im looking at joining TMBC as they run gas boats
but looking at other places aswell like kingsbury aswell.
im researching the different clubs where i can run both my FE and Gas
Also has the small pooled refilled and been sorted yet?????????
the last i heard there was only 6-8" water and full of bags and debris so i wouldnt run there anyways
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