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  1. Mike
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    Here is a small taste of the new boats, The reason that we have been quiet about the boats is because we have been hard at work developing our hulls to get to this point. This is just a screen shot of the hulls nested in the sheets before router cutting begins but it gives you an idea of where we are heading. There are some seriously cool things to come and I will post them as we go. I know that there is nothing new about having a hull router cut but the cool stuff is still to come :big_smile:

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    We have the first one back that has been router cut and folded, just waiting on the jig that is being cut next week (you will see what i mean once I start taking pics).
    The plan is to be able to supply a complete kit that is ready to weld and comes with a jig to assemble it on (made of custom wood)so those that want to save money on a hull that have access to a welder can do it themselves with our support and instructions on the web site.
    We are also putting together a kids boat(2.4m jet ski pump and Honda motor) and a jet ski boat based on the 1100cc Yamaha which will be around 3.1 to 3.5m long depending on how much we can shorten the jet.
    We also have access to a custom intake that is larger than the jet ski one to allow for a proper grill without reducing the flow.
    Lots to come in the new year :big_smile:

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  3. blondeone
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    All very exciting Mike.
    Looking forward to the pictures as our boat comes together.
    Cheers,
    Murray.

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  4. Mike
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    The cutting and folding went well so that good just need them to get the jig sorted early next week :big_smile:

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  5. Mike
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    Jig arrived and is easy to put together as everything just locks together.

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  6. Mike
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    Once we fine tune it kit boats can be sent out with their own jig, and the jig breaks down to fit flat on a pallet

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  7. blondeone
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    Looking good Mike.
    Great to see all that hard work and developement coming together in what looks like a very professional package that will surely appeal to guys wanting the satisfaction of building their own boat.

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    Eddie

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    Very very cool Mike

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  9. Tony737
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    Cool, leggo for big kids!!

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    be better if it was a bolt together job :exciting: :exciting: :victory:

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  11. Mike
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    The jig is great, As long as the alloy is fitted correctly to the jig then it all fits perfectly, All i needed to do is screw the sheets to the jig in a few places and the joins are perfect :big_smile:

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  12. Mike
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    Its a very accurate way to build a boat

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    That looks really good Mike!
    Thanks for the personel E mail up date.
    All the time spent getting the cutting drawings correct certainly pays dividens now.
    No haveing to use the welder to fill in the gaps in the sheets that don't quiet match up.
    You would have to be best pleased with the result.
    It will be interesting to compare built hours between the previous prodo type hulls and the production hull.

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    The build time will be so much faster, There is no gaps apart from the welding clearance allowed for the delta to outter bottoms. you can see how the nose line follows the line of the bottom sheets. So Far i am extremely happy with how it goes together :big_smile:

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    Hull off the jig and the top frame in place

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    Thanks Mike.
    Did you cut the deck frames out like the jig so they all sloted together?
    Would make it easey for the home builder if it all could be put in place, support it self and then be tacked.
    Its coming together nicely.

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    No but thats a good idea, The main engine bearers just slot in with no trimming. then the top sides and then the top deck, it really is great how it all fits together. pic of the template that marks where the screen sits prior to welding. All the welding is done up the front before the deck goes on.

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    Looking good Mike.
    The painter is going to love you.
    With the use of full sheets I can already see a cup of bog is going to be too much when it comes to prepearing the hull.
    Very cool.

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    Just thinking ahead,it's a worry I know!
    Could the drawings be reduced to produce, say a 3.6m hull?
    Thinking jet ski power.160 hp 4 stroke.

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  20. Mike
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    Funny you should say that....we are doing a 3.1m for our jet ski gear using a cast alloy intake that we have sourced :grimace:

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    Windscreen tacked on today :big_smile:

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    trying something new Murray? looks like its got good lines, are you still having the chrome exhausts? what gear are you going to power it with?

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    Hi,
    No chrome headers, Mike is going to supply ali high raise ones with a custom snigle centre outlet above the jet unit.Approx 200 x 50mm
    Like a large letter box slot. Needs to be above the water line due to the big cam.
    Full engine cover to keep the big water out.
    Same wee Chev and 3 stage I ran before.
    Just a little quieter and a few horse robbed with the exhaust.
    Should go OK as not a lot of difference in hull wieght, but this one should trim out a little better.

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    The Hull is almost finished, pic of dash being started :big_smile:

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    Dash coming together :big_smile:

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    Well done Mike.
    Very practical dash lay out.

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    the under side is all done :big_smile:

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    Underside all done :big_smile:

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    Hull all finished, The next 440 is being cut tomorrow and then we have to do a 460 :big_smile:

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    We buffed the sides as only the top will be painted and it looks better over time then shiny alloy and its easy to buff out any scratches in the future.
    Also put in cross braces at 1200mm from the front of where a sheet of ply for the floor would join.

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