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2008 U-7 Formula FE build up


51 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2014
Album viewed 261 times

1972 U-7 Notre Dame build up


9 files, last one added on May 21, 2017
Album viewed 75 times

1994 U-10 Smokin' Joe's build up


Smokin' Joe's!! My all time favorite Unlimited Hydro!

47 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2005
Album viewed 234 times

1996 U-10 Smokin' Joe's build up


57 files, last one added on May 25, 2007
Album viewed 348 times

1994 U-1 Bud T-4 resurrection


29 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2006
Album viewed 136 times

Jaguar III twin build up


38 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2010
Album viewed 644 times

Blackbird 21 hydro build up


20 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2008
Album viewed 296 times

Zippkits Rockett Classic Thunderboat build up


53 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2008
Album viewed 369 times

2009 Fun Junktion SAW trials


13 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2009
Album viewed 85 times

2009 ODMBA oval trials


10 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2009
Album viewed 67 times

Don's Picture Gallery


29 files, last one added on Jun 10, 2015
Album viewed 154 times

Misc stuff & things for sale


11 files, last one added on May 28, 2011
Album viewed 156 times

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B6 - primer/surfacer482 viewsTime to shoot the first coat of PPG DZ-3 primer/surfacer, my personal choice for chasing pinholes, scratches & other minor surface imperfections. Once applied about 90% will be sanded off & later repeated at least once more before the epoxy primer goes on. For now the first coat is to seal & protect the freshly applied filler & unprimed fiberglass areas while hull is fitted for running gear. Don Ferrette
Winston Eagle-IMPBA World Record Holder 1/4 mile oval1311 viewsDon Ferrette
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D7 - neodymium magnets650 viewsLike I did on the Bud T-4 the neo's are used for the rear cowl hold downs. 5/16"x1/8"x3" neo's are 'glassed under each side of the deck lip. Then I cut down a pair of galvanized angle brackets & they are 'glassed to each side of the cowl directly in line with the neo's. The small wood block is to keep the cowl from sliding backwards, the angle bracket butts directly up to it when in place. These magnets have incredible holding power be they still allow some fore/aft movement & the blocks prevent that from happening.Don Ferrette
the business end194 viewsThose M&H Racemaster slicks look good under thereDon Ferrette
C2 - rear boom tube mount blocks441 viewsWhile I like thinking outside the box during a build and sharing ideas or changes with others, there also comes a time when one must admit the designer had the right idea. I had added wood boom blocks to the Blackbird in the beginning of the build and thought I had left enough adjustment range. I had carefully measured everything it seemed there was no reason to drop the rear boom lower than where the original hole was drilled. Turns out that even with no shims I needed the rear boom to go lower as the boat was still too tight. I wound up removing the wood block & setting the boat up with the boom blocks that Chris supplied in the kit. Bottom line, build the boat just like the instructions tell you.Don Ferrette
B5 - rear wings1020 viewsThe wing set as supplied are too tall so had to hack off the tops to make 'em right. The wing placement on the deck also needs to be changed as they come set too far forward. The plastic tubes at wing bottoms will be removed & then slots will be added to match the new deck mounting tabs. Sure will be nice to actually get to the build up phase rather than the modification & correction phase.Don Ferrette
B3 - filling the seams449 viewsTime to fill & blend in all the joint seams between the tub, ram wings & sponsons. A pain in the you know what but needed to make it look like it should.Don Ferrette
D3 - completed cockpit liner support722 viewsAfter 3 layers of 2oz. cloth are used to give sufficient thickness, the edges are trimmed to final shape. I actually do this while the wax paper lined cardboard is still in place as it gives more control to the Dremel cutting wheel and protects the windshield areas from a potential oops with said cutting wheel if it grabs and digs. Next to the cowling you can see the beginning of the cockpit liner with the dashboard & driver body cut out earlier from the Phil Thomas epoxy cockpit. With this set up you simply slide the cockpit liner in from the back until it's fully seated & anchor it with a couple dabs of clear silicone on the back corners. Don Ferrette
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