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    Default Getting close

    Today we were able to sand the carbon fiber and add another coat of West. All edges are now trued up and close to being ready for the last two coat on the whole bottom.
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    Default Getting close with the bottom repair

    Today we trued up all the edges and did the final sanding. Once the surface was dust free we did an alcohol wipe and did a final cleaning. The West system went on easy at our 65 degree temperature. We will allow 3 days to cure before sanding and the finish coat. Then we will do the top side.

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    Default Finished coating bottom

    Today we finished sanding the bottom of Kaylee's boat and added the last coat of west. We rolled this coat on and then tipped it with a foam brush to get a smooth finish. We will let it harden for 2 weeks and then wet sand with 400 paper to get a nice satin finish. Our next step will be to finish the top side.

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    Looks good Alan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroliner View Post
    Today we finished sanding the bottom of Kaylee's boat and added the last coat of west. We rolled this coat on and then tipped it with a foam brush to get a smooth finish. We will let it harden for 2 weeks and then wet sand with 400 paper to get a nice satin finish. Our next step will be to finish the top side.

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    Great job. For tipping with foam brush did you thin the West for the top coat for better flow for the shop temperature?
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    Default Short ride this weekend

    New hobby shop is filling up. Over the weekend David and I took a short 2,200 mile ride to pick up some engines we bought. During the next month or so we will check out each engines condition and then offer it fore sale. Some will be retained for our collection. Below are some photos of what we were able to acquire. I had the loopers from a buy last year.

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    Default OMC 22 cubic inch exhaust stack

    I am looking for a OMC 22 cubic inch exhaust stack and filler block to run B-1 in NBRA this year. If anyone has one is selling one drop me a line.
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    Default Propeller bushings

    As we get ready for the 2015 racing season we have been going through the race trailer to determine what we need. One thing were short of are the propeller bushings from a standard "D" Merc shaft to the Yamato Hatchet. If anyone is making and selling them I could us 12. Drop me a note or add to this thread.

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    That reminds me... I need a couple more too... Lee Tietze makes REALLY nice ones. And in typical Lee Tietze fashion, they're prefect!

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    Default Bushings

    Thanks for the info. I will call Lee and order a couple for now. My long term fix for my needs will be to buy 11/16" steel tubing with an .090" wall. I will then ream the inside to 15mm, install the shear pin hole and then nickel plate the items.

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