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portside II

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coaster build
« on: March 22, 2007, 02:39:41 PM »

i have been experimenting with some foam board that i have come across . after a couple of builds i ended up with this one which works great except that it's it sits out of the water a lot and only with 6 sheets of lead for ballast draws about 2" of draught which is enough to cover the twin props and twin barn door rudders .
the next one wont be so deep so it should look better on the water.
Not bad for some 10mm foam ,a tube of scilicone and some gloss paint ,what do you think?.
 
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Re: coaster build
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 03:32:14 PM »

10 out of 10 for innovation.

If you build one with a false bottom, and put in some holes in it to allow water in it should sit lower in the water.
I have a boat that is like this.
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Re: coaster build
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 04:21:56 PM »

Hi P S II

I hope that's not your foot prints on our brand new soil  ???
I bet you walk on wet cement too.

And shouldn't you be over the other side working.
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Re: coaster build
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 06:15:08 PM »

trust you to notice that  Bob,i could have cropped that bit out.
tigertiger thanks for the praise  unlike Bob ,this was a first build as the next one will be done with the area below the waterline cut to 2" so it looks like it is a bit more down in the water.
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