New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

keno created the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

B) I built a wood Gas scale hull last year and I did pretty well with it so I decided to make molds from it over the winter. The hull fits the Thunderboat class and fits all of the 102 and 103 Newton marine plans for the scale hulls. I made the molds so I could do either the pointed or round nose using just a rubber insert. The parts are resin infused using vinylester resin. 2 layers of 5.7 oz cloth with honeycomb core in the top deck. I put 3 layers in the bottom with the honeycomb in the bottom of the sponsons and center section.

Layup.


Infusion


first day on the water.
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marc replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

Awesome!!!

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riverboat replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

very nice are these for scale thunder boat class ? what wait do they come in at
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keno replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

Yes, I made the molds so that it will fit the thunderboat class and a bunch of the gas scale hulls. I can do either the pointed nose or the round nose. The round nose is 54 in. The pointed nose is 55. Its 24 1/16 wide. The hull comes in at about 7 to 8 lbs with cowl. Should get some video this weekend in race trim.
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Motorboater replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

Thanks for sharing Keno, nice work. Pics look excellent, and I'll be watching your attached vids with great interest.
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keno replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

Starting on another hull. This one is for a member here. This is the top deck. Should bag it up tonight and infuse it Friday at the latest.




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keno replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

So I've gotten 2 top decks done and 1 bottom done last night. I started pulling the peel ply off this morning before I headed to work. Looks like it turned out well so far.
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keno replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

bottom is out of the mold and it came out really good, I'm happy. I weighed both parts (not trimmed) and it weighs 6 lbs 2.6 oz. Trimmed and glued together should be about 6 lbs. FYI: the white lines you see on the inside of the part is from the different pieces of peel ply that was removed. The peel ply gives it the textured finish that is easy to bond to.
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marc replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

Very cool! Thank you for sharing the progress...looks awesome!

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keno replied the topic: New carbon fiber Gas Scale / Thunderboat

Started assembly of Joes boat this weekend. Got the parts trimmed, got the glue flanges on and the engine rails layed up. Also 2 pictures of my finished 1959 Maverick. I finally got it painted and took it to the NW Scale championships in Seattle Oct 8-9. The boat performed very well but other gremlins kept popping up. Blew off a water line once, had a radio malfunction once and a coil wire broke.
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