Micro machine part 2

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  1. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    Here is some of repair work. I used 3/8 marine ply laminated with 1.5oz csm. Bought all resin and csm from fiberglass supply in o-side.

    For the port and starboard floor i decided to glass in some joists to stiffen up and strengthen floor. 20171230_162725.jpg

    Here are the floors after being laminated. I had to use a heat gun to get the resin to kick because it was so cold. 20171226_180238.jpg

    Cut out some access hatchs and glassed them in place. Used bondo to fill any gaps. 20180106_113418.jpg


    Scarffed ply together for the center floor as it was a 12ft or so section. Laminated the bottom and glassed it in place. 20180108_114452.jpg


    More bondo, laminated and glassed it in. Checked the placement of the console as well.
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    Next was glassing in the nailers. It looks ugly as hell but it is strong. Lots of layers 20180114_141002.jpg
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    Next was a glassed in bench. More 3/8 ply laminatedwith 1.5oz csm both sides. It was a bit of a puzzle to put back together. Battery and storage. The cable channels were fun! 20180121_121621.jpg
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    All ready for paint and here comes the snow! Polyurethane paint does not like cold weather so had to heat the garage. 20180227_060951.jpg
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    Put everything together and time to rewire, route cables and stuff. Did some navigation lights too. I don't really care if they are coast guard approved in case you want to talk shite. Don't plan on doing much night stuff anyway. 20180228_171115.jpg 20180303_114107.jpg 20180303_114116.jpg 20180304_164930.jpg 20180310_093904.jpg 20180310_094059.jpg 20180307_184009.jpg 20180307_183316.jpg 20180307_183453.jpg

    Project is done! Stocked it back up. I didn't get a cushion made for the bench yet so I will use the old one for now.
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    All that was left was to go do some sea trials... Everything went great. The boat rides way better now. No more looking at the sky, even with the livewell full. Ended up with more working space too. Did some hooping and came up empty. They were starting to crawl at 9 but I was done. 20180311_154119.jpg 20180311_154216.jpg 20180311_213227.jpg

    Hope you enjoyed my build! 20180108_114437.jpg
     
  2. willbuyone

    willbuyone Terry Cobb

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    Nice work that is a very cool skiff !
     
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  3. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    Thanks! Can't wait to get it bloody!
     
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  4. bman440440

    bman440440 I am the one who knocks!!!

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    dude.... all I can say is.... simply BAD ASS!!!
     
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  5. Jarballs

    Jarballs Newbie

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    nice work! great work on your layout and design.
    Did the switch panel and bus bar come with your the center console or did you purchase separately? I'm looking to rewire my small aluminum boat and like the look a lot. thanks.
     
  6. gecsr1

    gecsr1 Keeping My Boat, unless You have 75K to spend ...

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    nice job... enjoy your toy...
     
  7. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    I added the electronics. Just had a tachometer and hour meter. I switched out the speedo for a compass.
     
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  8. tj805

    tj805 Member

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    Nice work.
    I'm jealous
     
  9. Battle Born

    Battle Born Member

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    sweet. livingstons for ever
     
  10. Mo Betta

    Mo Betta Offshore Prop Changer

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    Great job! I saw part 1 and how it was sitting in the water. Sits way better in part 2! Good job on getting the weight balance right. That 40hp weighs in at 200lbs+. I’ve sitting on the fence (forever) on a OB upgrade. I’m loaded light and simple with a 20hp at 22mph. I’m really interested in your speed/rpm. I’m hoping after you get it dialed in, you’ll be in the 28-30mph.
     
  11. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    Thanks. It is night and day difference in how it rides and handles now. Only gained about 1mph from the weight shift. It tops out at 24mph @4500rpm now. I think the motor is sitting to deep so it got some adjustments.
     
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  12. brokeass boater

    brokeass boater Well-Known "Member"

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    Very cool little battle wagon, what are the numbers for it, thanks for sharing,,,gregg
     
  13. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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    Hard work... good job!
     
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  14. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    Thanks. It's an 02 14ft. Powered by a honda 40
     
  15. brokeass boater

    brokeass boater Well-Known "Member"

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    burn numbers is what I was curious about,,,gregg
     
  16. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    Lol! I still don't know what you mean.
     
  17. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    I think he's asking GPH at X MPH
     
  18. elifish

    elifish Newbie

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    I have no idea how much fuel it burns. Not enough make me think about it. Ran it in mission bay from 4pm until midnight, maybe used 4 gallons. I would guess it's close to 10mpg.
     
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  19. monoloco

    monoloco Fish Killer

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    Nice job!
     
  20. Jefferson ross

    Jefferson ross Newbie

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    just wondering where you got your bimini top and what height is it? I'm headed over today to grab my new center console in everett wa they had 2 of the originals left 1,200 ouch oh well.
     

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