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    Did a bunch of grinding the last couple days....

    Did a bunch of grinding the last couple days. Still have a lot more to do. Interesting layup. First the gelcoat, then the skin coat, and then the cores (1/4 inch plywood) directly to the skin coat...
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    Tabbed the hull to the jig. Took off the deck and...

    Tabbed the hull to the jig. Took off the deck and everything seems to be held in place firmly. Angles are equal and elevations are level across the sponsons. Weather permitting I can start removing...
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    Do you have any pics of the rigging? Cockpit,...

    Do you have any pics of the rigging? Cockpit, seat, fuel tank, battery, steering cables, trim pump set-up, motor mount? Do the motors use any set back?
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    With the tunnel form made I think I'm ready to...

    With the tunnel form made I think I'm ready to start tabbing the hull to the jig. Then I get to take off the deck and start cutting and grinding all the junk wood and glass out of it.

    And then? ...
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    OK so I have been doing some more work on the jig...

    OK so I have been doing some more work on the jig the last few days. I wanted to make a form for the bottom of the tunnel so when I glass the new core to the bottom there will be support. I don't...
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    Where do you get the sponson tip covers?

    Where do you get the sponson tip covers?
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    From what I can see it looks like the deck is...

    From what I can see it looks like the deck is just gelcoat, a skin coat of CSM, and then 6 or 10 oz cloth laid/pressed on top of the CSM while still wet with no further resin added. The deck...
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    Thanks for the pic. That answers the tunnel...

    Thanks for the pic. That answers the tunnel question. The hook is just in the chine and is very slight. I'll probably take it out when I fair the bottom. I would imagine it is supposed to be...
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    From what I can see it looks like the deck is...

    From what I can see it looks like the deck is just gelcoat, a skin coat of CSM, and then 6 or 10 oz cloth laid/pressed on top of the CSM while still wet with no further resin added. The deck...
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    From what I can see it looks like the deck is...

    From what I can see it looks like the deck is just gelcoat, a skin coat of CSM, and then 6 or 10 oz cloth laid/pressed on top of the CSM while still wet with no further resin added. The deck...
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    From what I can see it looks like the deck is...

    From what I can see it looks like the deck is just gelcoat, a skin coat of CSM, and then 6 or 10 oz cloth laid/pressed on top of the CSM while still wet with no further resin added. The deck...
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    From what I can see it looks like the deck is...

    From what I can see it looks like the deck is just gelcoat, a skin coat of CSM, and then 6 or 10 oz cloth laid/pressed on top of the CSM while still wet with no further resin added. The deck...
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    From what I can see it looks like the deck is...

    From what I can see it looks like the deck is just gelcoat, a skin coat of CSM, and then 6 or 10 oz cloth laid/pressed on top of the CSM while still wet with no further resin added. The deck...
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    Hi All, Sorry. I hadnít worked on the project...

    Hi All, Sorry. I hadnít worked on the project since my last update until a few days ago. I should now have time to work on it at least two days a week. Iím getting anxious to make a boat out of it...
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    Hi All, Sorry. I hadnít worked on the project...

    Hi All, Sorry. I hadnít worked on the project since my last update until a few days ago. I should now have time to work on it at least two days a week. Iím getting anxious to make a boat out of it...
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    Hi All, Sorry. I hadnít worked on the project...

    Hi All,

    Sorry. I hadnít worked on the project since my last update until a few days ago. I should now have time to work on it at least two days a week. Iím getting anxious to make a boat out of it...
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    Got a little done. Ground and sanded off most of...

    Got a little done. Ground and sanded off most of the mess from the bottom of the hull. Still have to clean off the bottom of the tunnel. Not sure what that is. Some kind of putty. There was a lot of...
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    Found some pics of when I first took it apart

    Found some pics of when I first took it apart
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    Mirage Tomcat Resurrection

    I figured I'd start a thread on the repair of this old hull. It has had a lot of "mods" and some "repairs". All the wood is bad and the cores are delaminated. I'm starting by grinding off all the...
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