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2016 Full Carbon Fiber Infused Built in Australia. The Boat will be set up for F-2 class Water ski Racing.
Ships in A couple weeks and hope to have rigged for season opener Parker March 5th.

I gave up on the Raf-2 build Mid August and The Velocity started Early September.

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The Black is Clear Gel Exposed Carbon.
 

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Clear over CF is bad-ass :thumbup:
 

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Started a new thread? Boat should look awesome.
 

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Damn another state of the art 21:thumbup: What is the life expectancy of the plastic belly tank?
 

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Thanks Guys

Yes, New post the other build was The Raf-2 from Belgium that never got finished.

Hey Joe, Hows the Skater coming along?. They said the fuel tank is made much thicker than a standard tank. Supposed to last Forever, time will tell. Notice its secured on the top corners and has room to expand in the middle. Also no foam, there is a plug to the bilge. The floatation is in front of the ballast tank.

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Thanks Guys

Yes, New post the other build was The Raf-2 from Belgium that never got finished.

Hey Joe, Hows the Skater coming along?. They said the fuel tank is made much thicker than a standard tank. Supposed to last Forever, time will tell. Notice its secured on the top corners and has room to expand in the middle. Also no foam, there is a plug to the bilge. The floatation is in front of the ballast tank.

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Getting closer more money more time!

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Who is rigging the Velocity?
 

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Getting closer more money more time!

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Who is rigging the Velocity?
Wow!! Skater looks insane, Lots of one off Custom Rigging. Lets get that thing wet. That Myco trailer was worth every penny, still looks like the day she arrived a short 11 years ago.

I will be Hanging Jackplate, Motor and Tabs at Archer Marine again while the Pacific Alum. Trailer gets built. Brian Vesley will be doing the detailed wiring and rigging in Havi.
He used to work Rigging for Nordic and is my Mens F-2 Skier next season,
 

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Minor setback, The Fucked up and sprayed Transom Black Gel in the Mold. It was supposed to be all white Capped, They are respraying today. All the black is actually clear gel exposed Carbon.
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Side panels are Carbon sprayed White gel and will have cut-outs with inserts but not this design. The floor is flow coated down the flat middle area but angle and hillsides stay Clear exposed Carbon. Still needs to be sanded and clear. IMG_2558.jpg

Still waiting for Photo of Carbon Hatch with build in Seat. Notice its taped on side panel. Side panels and hatch are less than 50 pounds.
 

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Looking good! :thumbsup:thumbsup
 

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Nice Craig! when did race boats start getting side panels? Must be a wife input thing like a ski pole on a Skater lol, go inside capped!
 

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Nice Craig! when did race boats start getting side panels? Must be a wife input thing like a ski pole on a Skater lol, go inside capped!
Yep a few creature comforts, Got the Grandkids behind the boat this year we had kids fun Races lunch break. Did you get rid of the ski pole on the Skater, we used the shit out of that. Tunnle Tab came in handy.
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Updates from Velocity Today Carbon Foam sandwich Hatch/Seat Clear Carbon.
I will finish here with light weight Backrest and removed bottom Cushion.
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Total weight of panels and bench is under 50 pounds. Just have to keep my observer on a diet.
 

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They thought I was crazy too, Turns out hey made a mold for the Hatch/Seat and now it will be a standard option.
 

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looking good craig !happy for you that here s some progress ! ;):D
 

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looking good craig !happy for you that here s some progress ! ;):D
Thanks Armand, I Finally received Refund from Raf last week.

The Velocity is back at Race Marines shop starting partial Rigging, Ballast, Fuel system, Helm and Verado 50 cc pump and Front Seats. They also resprayed Transom White.

Hopefully ships middle of next week. IMG_3028.jpg
 

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Splash well sure looks big enough for twins. ;)
 

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Thanks Armand, I Finally received Refund from Raf last week.

The Velocity is back at Race Marines shop starting partial Rigging, Ballast, Fuel system, Helm and Verado 50 cc pump and Front Seats. They also resprayed Transom White.

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Hi Craig ,

Happy new year !
Thats great news glad that problem is solved !
looking good can t wait how it will perform !

My boat is heading to PPI for interior so also on schedule for the boatshow and then finaly .....HOME !! :)
 

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Happy New Year!!!

Boat weight was 682 pounds with Side panels no seats prior to starting Rigging.

Partial Rigging well under way. Should arrive mid Feb.

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When will they be shipping it?
 

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A couple shots before loaded in Container IMG_2741.jpg IMG_2338.jpg IMG_2337.jpg
Should arrive in 2 weeks.
 

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Nice to see the counter culture approach to trailers... polished out triples under your new boat? Oh hell no, we went for the beat up 70's special, with rags tied around the bunks. Really completes the package!

Awesome to hear, can't wait to see it.
 

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Nice to see the counter culture approach to trailers... polished out triples under your new boat? Oh hell no, we went for the beat up 70's special, with rags tied around the bunks. Really completes the package!

Awesome to hear, can't wait to see it.
And he had the balls to not clear coat the thing...
 

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The trailer that launched a thousand dreams!! Lol
Can't wait for this to hit the states.
 

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What a cool boat.
 

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Nice to see the counter culture approach to trailers... polished out triples under your new boat? Oh hell no, we went for the beat up 70's special, with rags tied around the bunks. Really completes the package!

Awesome to hear, can't wait to see it.
Dude, I paid extra for those mag Wheels LOL. Container is being delivered to Pacific Trailer for another welded alum. Trailer. Hoping to get it sitting lower than the Bernico.

Thanks guys, Can't wait to see the exposed Carbon in person.

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Where is it?
Apparently she didn't leave Australia until Feb. 19th. I got confirmation from Customs agent in Long Beach arrives 3/18/16. I have 2 weeks to finish rigging before Elsinore Race.
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I lost another buyer for the Bernico in November had to keep it to run last weekend Parker season opener. She's cleaned up and put away ready for a new owner.
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03/23/2016 so where is it?
Hey Joe, Can I borrow your Skater. Its been here for 2 weeks and somebody Fucked up the Documents. It is in Customs ready for Inspection hopefully tomorrow.
Needless to say the Bernico is going to Elsinore Diamond Race this weekend. Havasu Springs is in 3 weeks.
 

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Just beautiful, that's been one heck of a project, took some real guts on your part. Best of luck with your endeavor, oh to be young again. :)
 

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Awesome!! First one in the country right? Keep us posted on its progress and good luck.
 

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I haven't posted much in this thread but I have been watching.

Sweet boat,man.:thumbsup
 

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Hung the motor last night, Should be on the water by Wednesday.
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Looking good! When will the boat be in Parker?
 

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Looking good! When will the boat be in Parker?
See you Thursday Wheeler we have 5 hours of break-in Thursday, Practice Ski Friday and Race in Havasu Springs Saturday. Fueled her up today. Should have all the loose ends done tomorrow. 20160417_144120.jpg
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Amazing boat!!! Cant wait to see this thing in Havasu!! Post more pics!!!!!
 

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Looks like it was worth the wait!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on how it runs compared to the other hulls that you have run.

Question though..why two gear levers? You are using a foot pedal right?
 

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Looks like it was worth the wait!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on how it runs compared to the other hulls that you have run.

Question though..why two gear levers? You are using a foot pedal right?
My guess would be ballast.
 

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Had the same thought but not sure because usually they separate them.
 

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Looks great... How are you going to mount the Footrest for the Observer?? Isnt it a mandatory rule?? Just curious, Thanks!
 

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Had the same thought but not sure because usually they separate them.
Its A IN-Contol Twin shifter and yes Handle towards panel is Ballast. When its back ballast is up Forward for fill. I didn't like the shifter, Ballast lever and sides panels they rigged so I scrapped them and made my own panels. The In-control is very smooth.

The Footrest will be similar to what I made for the Bernico only Lighter. It adjustable and removable in 5 minutes. Getting anodized today.

I will take photos of finished product tomorrow.


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Boat goes back to Pacific Trailer next Monday to fit Welded Alum. Trailer.
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Good looking boat see you this weekend...fyi put a few more hours on that motor because some times if the load is not enough it will take longer to get out of break in.
 

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Hey Joe, Can I borrow your Skater. Its been here for 2 weeks and somebody Fucked up the Documents. It is in Customs ready for Inspection hopefully tomorrow.
Needless to say the Bernico is going to Elsinore Diamond Race this weekend. Havasu Springs is in 3 weeks.
And they say we have open borders! New boat looks sweet when is it going on sale?
 
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