Thread: 12ft Tunnel Build

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    Woohoo ! Paint is on ! Didn't get the best paint job done but it will do for now. A coupe of runs, bugs, debris. Only one coat of red, so I can always rub back and spray a cleaner second coat later on.
    Sitting in the garage with the heater on to help bake the enamel paint and bring out the gloss. Should be ready to walk on the decks and drop in the water in about 4 to 5 days Once the paint has gone hard.
    Motor on tommorow, spent yesterday with my brother doing 90% of the wiring so will be ready to go. Last thing I need to get beside the RH clever prop is the coaming pulleys and cable from Brown's engineering USA.


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    bungs in, mirrors on, battery isolation switch in, starting to fit it out bolt the Dillion Racing Plans jack plate on next and then I can hang the motor and wire it up.


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    Looking good.
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    Very nice workmanship! Great job

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    Thank you proprider, appreciate the compliment.
    Finished off the motor board by laminated plywood with a 12mm thick plastic chopping board to help against crush into the wood, also reduce vibration. Fitted the jackplate, lifted on the motor and bolted it all up.



    paint looks good from 3ft away. Guess I'm just picking all the defaults in the paint job because I know every square inch of the boat like the back of my hand. Lol.
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    Just have to build a rear top cowling to finish it off.
    Should look something like this.
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    My new propeller arrived today and when i opened the box i was stunned at the quality of the product. And i thought mercury racing props looked good. Photos cant do justice to the workmanship on this thing. Such a beautiful design and craftsmanship. What a better way to finish of the boat with a Signature propeller from Hillmarine.com
    Thanks Ron
    Can't wait to report back on the performance


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    Started up the motor today. Sounds crisp. Click on the picture to watch a quick 45 sec vid.
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    The wing plate for outrigger steering I had modified off a smaller engine and it just wasn't going to work. So I made I new one today and extended the arms and made perfect alignment with the tilt tube on the motor.
    Thought I would it up some more pictures of the boat also



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