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Viper rebuild and race for pinkslips

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Re: Viper rebuild and race for pinkslips

Post by Hippie459MN » Apr 24, 2017 7:48 am

I would like to know this too. Whats the status of this build? Pictures?
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Project Vulture | Project Vector | Project Vamp
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1977 HydroStream Vulture - Worlds longest ongoing project. :eek:
1982 Hydrostream Vector
1982 Hydrostream Vamp
1976 CobraJet Jet Boat - Outboard conversion project
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Re: Viper rebuild and race for pinkslips

Post by bondo4days » Jun 15, 2017 8:18 am

The shop has been super busy so I haven't been working on the boat but the race is 2.5 weeks away so I got back on it tonight. I got most of the rest of the core out and my 3/4" marine plywood cut. I made the stringers an inch taller and kicked them up to the bottom of the splashwell. I also got my materials in. 2 sheets of 1/2" balsa, 5 sheets of 3/8" balsa 4 gallons vinyl ester resin, cabisil, 1708, some 1.5 Oz chopped mat and some chopped fibers

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Re: Viper rebuild and race for pinkslips

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Re: Viper rebuild and race for pinkslips

Post by Hippie459MN » Jun 15, 2017 9:22 am

Very nice! You're probably going to need a lot more resin. My vulture used close to 15 gallons to do transom, core, stringers, and floor. I know my boat is 20' but my core also doesn't go all the way up the sides like a Viper and Vector do. I don't know where you ordered your supplies but Express Composites here in Minneapolis has resin by the 5 gallon bucket (I bought 2 to start with). A lot of members here have ordered from them too.

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Project Vulture | Project Vector | Project Vamp
The Vulture Wish List | Project CobraJet

1977 HydroStream Vulture - Worlds longest ongoing project. :eek:
1982 Hydrostream Vector
1982 Hydrostream Vamp
1976 CobraJet Jet Boat - Outboard conversion project
199? Glastron - aka Boat Anchor
1976 Pontoon - aka The Family Truckster

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