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Discussion in 'New Builds From the Mold' started by Eliminator Boats, Sep 19, 2018.
Newest edition to the Eliminator lineup. Will feature a walk off transom bustle.
Taping the mold
Deck and bottom prepped for carbon Kevlar lamination
Carbon Kevlar balsa core layup
This is super cool, I'm really interested to see how this one turns out! Where will this boat call home?
This thing should put up some big numbers and look great too.
Can't wait to see the finished product and see the numbers.
This thing is going to be killer, cant wait to see it finished.
I see tons of glass work in the future.
Looks like a 36 that will be modified? Is this true
Thinking the same thing with that walk-off bustle. Can't wait to see this thing run.
I think Bob's red 36 ran about 168 about 7 or 8 years ago with a couple 1200 Teague's .
Curious why you guys didn’t ditch the center pod on this one.
These are great questions for the lounge.
One seventy plus...
Oh. And here’s a peak
Popping the deck out of the mold this morning
Two halves are ready for bonding. As you can see the bustle is missing. We are building the bustle and capping it to the transom. Ill keep you updated.
These biga$$ speedsters are gorgeous. Can you post a side by side pic (or two) of the transom of both boats?
Bustle plug is currently being mocked up.
You can start seeing the contour that the bustle gives the transom. Looks amazing in person.
That bustle looks good! Can't wait to see the finaly product.
Agreed!! Almost looks like the back end of a Lamborghini
Bustle plug is almost complete. Ready for polishing, then our mold can be made off of this plug.
Antonio getting the dash finished
Looking great! Is the masking tape supplier for Eliminator a wealthy guy?
Plug is primered. Antonio sanding 400-1000 grit. then will be polished and waxed.
Polishing is complete. Antonio will now coat this plug with up to 12 coats of release wax. Next the plug with be sprayed with gelcoat then laminated.
Blustle plug has been flanged. Will be spraying mold gelcoat today.
Tooling gelcoat has been sprayed. next will be fiberglass.
first layer of glass going down on the bustle plug
Bustle mold lamination is complete. Will be curing for a few days.
Coming Along Nicely!!!!
Front cap has begun
Do you use any chopper guns or resin sprayers on your builds or is it all done with rolls of cloth and mat, and buckets of resin? Just curious because you never see any booms around and really don’t have the overspray hairs hanging off mold like you see when guns and sprayers are used. These threads are great showing the builds and mold/plug building process.
I realize this boat is a whole different deal here being it’s carbon Kevlar, the bustle mold is really what got me wondering if everything was done by hand, brushes, and rolled products.
Ive never seen a chopper gun at the factory...
No chopper gun. Everything is hand cut and hand laid. Even the molds. This way the laminators can feel every crease and edge. Makes a stronger hull with less materials.
No chopper guns.
Personally, I think they’d be wise to start using a wet out gun to get things moving. There’s less waste and if the gun is properly maintained a superior and more consistent mix.
It doesn’t apply glass, just resin to the glass they’ve pulled from the roll.
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Thanks for the reply’s. I know the choppers are “the devil”, but I figured maybe they would be used for skin coats possibly, and I thought for sure they would have been used for building up the molds once the base layers were down. Also thought it may speed up the wet out process using the resin sprayer also. Guessing maybe has something to do with emission laws from spraying?
I can’t believe how crisp the lines are kept, how you can figure out/remember which tape, color, line to pull next while spraying! Absolutely amazing!
Bustle mold is done curing. Jose and the team are building the structure for the mold. Tomorrow we will be pulling the mold off of the plug!
bustle mold is now off of the plug and ready to be waxed and used.
Looks like its gonna work!!!! LOL!
Is the bustle going to be put in a new build from the mold, or is it being bolted to the current boat picured?
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it will be bonded and glassed to the hull the same way we cap our hulls. Same way other big name manufactures attach a bustle.