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Discussion in 'New Builds From the Mold' started by Tony DCB Boats, Jun 25, 2019.
M31 with a Removable hard top for the bow section. Mercury 700's
I'm surprised there's not more hard top open bows, makes perfect sense. I understand there's a little more weight with the bow interior but it's seems like a great compromise. Love the colors on this one, the baby blue and green really works well together and is unique. Thanks for having us along.
how does the removable top work? You remove it at home before the trip? Is it big/heavy? These are problems I will never have but curious how it works.
This is our 4th or 5th time we have done the removable bow section. It is a lot of work but is really cool the way it is stealth and the open bow is there for the room and for more people. We cut the open bow and put the deck back into the mold and build the custom flange for the removal lid.
Pins are shot.
That green........ this one will pop big time on the water
Deck is shot.
That would make it nice when just cruising around and making getting on and off easy.
How is the cover held in place when running with it on?
The removable hard decks are bad ass.
If you haven’t seen these yet they would work perfect for this.
Make sure you go through the website as there are a couple of options that could integrate into that open bow cover pretty seamlessly.
Great question... We actually remove the deck from the mold and cut the open bow hole. We then put the deck and cut section back into the mold to build the flange for the deck section to fit perfectly. This way it is the same exact shape and will not look like an after thought.
We will have all four corners at a 45 degree angle with threaded insert in it. The flange will be sealed with a "D" shaped foam and the lid is through bolted to the boat so when on, it is safe and secure. This is the fourth boat we have done with option, and the new owner has the other 31 that has the same option now.
When you want to remove the lid, just un-screw the fasteners and leave it in your garage an enjoy the open bow that is flush with the deck of the boat and is very stealth looking.
Let me know if you need to know anything else.
Great idea can’t wait to see the finished product
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Deck Infusion is Complete.
Bottom being shot
Very interested in seeing this color combo and the blue fades.
First infusion on bottom complete.
I still find this process so intriguing. Amazes me that it doesn't pool in some areas, but definitely see its resin saving efficiency.
Come on down and we can show you first hand. It is quite a process.
This absolutely fascinates me. You and your team just keep raising the bar. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you sharing all this information with us all.
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Thanks... We are a little more expensive then some of the other manufacturers, but you truly get what you pay for here at DCB. Have a great day
Can I come too?
Bad Ass, Tony!
I can’t wait till you show them what goes in to making the drop in. It’s a lot of work, but the results are stellar!
you are always welcome here Larry!
First skin is infused and now for coring and second infusion process. Please notice that 100% of our boats are cored.
Your balsa sales rep HAS to love you guys! Nice job and thank you for showing us the behind the scenes view!
All of our reps love us....
Final lamination infusion is done.
Is that an adhesive recommended for use by the resin supplier being used to apply the cloth sheets? Does it have to dry/vent off before sealing things up to infuse? Just being nosy.
If you are referring to the spray adhesives? We use the 3M Super 77. It has to be this brand and type for the adhesion of the materials for the the bagging and infusion process.
We have blueprinted the running surface and fixed any imperfections. Now we are buffing and polishing the bottom (The complete bottom of the boat). This is another reason our boats take more time and are as close to perfect as we can get them.
She is all capped and polished now... Owner decided to go with a full cap and add a nice pin line as an additional graphic on the front. Notice the custom flange on the open bow. This M-31 is getting a removable bow cover (like a rumble seat) The hard lid will have all of the graphics on the top and bottom. Check out the matching graphics on the flange as well. This boat is also getting the first set of the new and improved 700 SCI engines with the new blowers.
Looks nice, but I was really hoping for some of that light aqua blue.
The pin is the lighter blue, which is very popular right now.
Whats the eta for the engines? And of course please text me a pic when you get them good buddy.
They are here on the shelf, ready for install.
This is absolutely beautiful!
Rigging is going very smoothly. delivery is scheduled for the second week in November. These are the first set of the new generation 700's. New blowers. Beautiful boat and one excited new owner.
Just a few more crazy details with everything we do here at DCB... Mostly real EXO Alcantara and a touch of Cool touch vinyl to top of this interior.
I’m really diggin this boats color combo! Would have been cool to add in a tiny bit of green stitching to compliment the pin stripes.
Love the fiberglass seat backs. Wish I would have done these on mine.
Your boat looks great Brian. We can easily do this if you would like... Say hello to your beautiful wife for us.
Done and testing.
Another great looking 31’. Very nice team DCB.
WOW... Thats PERFECT!
Amazing as always. Any pics of how the removable bow cover works.
Wow. That engine compartment is unreal