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Not many flatbottoms round here so I thought I would try to even things up a bit !!!!!

I have been watching and "learnin" from Pete (at www.girouxboats.com) on how this stuff is done. These hulls are all laid up by hand and very cool to see them come together.

The white boat, has been delivered, the black boat will see duty at the track, and the new boat will do time at the river!!!
 

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This one is going to a racer, with major horsepower planned, almost everything is built and installed in house... blast plates, struts !!!!!
 

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This one is getting laid up right now for a local who has river running in his plans...... any ideas on the color??? (hint its not black!!!!)
 

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Good looking boat. Only problem is it's too pretty to drill a hole in. I'd have to hang it in my game room:).
 

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Thanks for sharing !!! Bad ass
 

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Post a pic of their fabrication / machine side of things? I'm always curious to see what people are working with when building v-drive parts. :)

RD
 

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Right on:thumbsup Cool to see them turning some boats out. More pics:thumbsup
 

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This one is getting laid up right now for a local who has river running in his plans...... any ideas on the color??? (hint its not black!!!!)
Since its black on the inside, I am going to go with Red
 

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They sprayed the black over the color to see how the gel was lying down (????). Nice guess, but nope.
 

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They sprayed the black over the color to see how the gel was lying down (????). Nice guess, but nope.
I give up then :D

I'm having a red boat done right now and the black was sprayed over the red gel in the mold keep the red looking red :thumbup:
 

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This one is getting laid up right now for a local who has river running in his plans...... any ideas on the color??? (hint its not black!!!!)
Bright blue. I think I saw a pic of it being sprayed
 

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Are Pete and Sean down there on Saturdays? I need to take my Hondo down to them to see about getting some work done. Im just a little further north of you too. I know of about 5 central coast flattys right now!
 

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Pete and Sean are there most Saturdays but I would call first to make sure. 818 203-8695
 

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This is Pete's personal boat, and just a sample of the talent these guys possess.
 

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Here are a few shots from the "machine shop" which is very close to the "lay up shop", which is right next to the "assembly shop"!!!!!:p

Not super hi-tech but like almost everyone else in the biz, they have had to downsize to stay afloat!!!!! The cool thing is they can handle just about every aspect of the build from this little shop.

Funny Story

Awhile back I walked into the shop and Pete was leaned over the welding table intently working on a prop strut. The newb in me had almost no clue wth he was doing. Pete was so focused on his work, he did not see me walk in the shop. I sat there for maybe 10 minutes as he studied and measured and checked and rechecked his measurements on the strut. When I finally got his attention, I asked wth he was doing???? He told me he builds his own struts!!!!!! Back in the day when he had a dragboat team, they built their own struts!!!!! I remember thinkin, no body BUILDS their own struts now, you buy them out of a catalog right ????? I had a picture somewhere of him welding up that strut but now I can not find it.:(
 

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That wood t-deck is what dreams are made of, love the injection....perfect.
 

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Taken with a dumb phone camera!!!!
Mohag stringers and carbon fiber inlay !!!!!
 

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Hows this for something different !!!! Inlay on your stringers!!!!!!!!!


Owner of the blue boat knows a thing or two about wood and made these for his boat, blew me away !!!!!:boobeyes::boobeyes::boobeyes:
Now that is too cool👍
 

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I don't understand flat bottoms. What's the idea, built only for speed, racing and of course looks?
 

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Hows this for something different !!!! Inlay on your stringers!!!!!!!!!


Owner of the blue boat knows a thing or two about wood and made these for his boat, blew me away !!!!!:boobeyes::boobeyes::boobeyes:
Pete & Sean are doing a very job...Congrats. The inlay on the stringers is very nice.
 

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Man that's beautiful, those gel guys got skills. :thumbsup
 

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Just a few shots from the shop today. Black boat us getting rigged.
 

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awesome work. not only in the glass work so far but in the small details such as matching up the grain in the pieces stuck to the floor.
 

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It's funny that you caught that ka0tyk cuz that is one if the little things Pete and Sean take pride in doing, that not is completely obvious once it's all together.
 

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Wait till u see the size of the turn buckles !!!! Holy moly !!!!
 
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