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  1. I like that you filled between the strips/side stringers. Some folks leave them as-is or they sheet over them leaving the interior hollow. The foam core adds a ton of strength with minor weigh penalty. It's a good strategy. A good friend of mine builds his sportfishing boats that same way.
  2. Beautiful rig. That is also one huge top on there!
  3. Typing from the bleachers here... One of the main advantages of using carbon is for weight savings. The stuff is very expensive in comparison to glass. To me, it doesn't make sense to use carbon (especially alot of it) in a hand layup. Unless you are very good at epoxy work, you are almost assured to use too much resin...which will negate the weight savings you were hoping to get from the carbon in the first place. I feel that carbon fiber should be bagged in order to gain it's full advantage. My other "issue" with it is the fact that it's so stiff. One of the best attributes of a wood boat is how it rides in comparison to a "glass" boat. It just seems that some of that soft wood feel would be lost with carbon in the hull skin. Maybe that's the wrong way of thinking, I don't know. With all that said, you can get an aramid/eglass blend that might work better for you. I suspect that it would be less expensive than the carbon weave. Regardless, you may want to consider adding glass over top just so you don't have to deal with sanding over aramid.
  4. Trim tabs will give you the performance enhancement you're looking for. Yes, it's alot more work than bolting on a fin...but it's a better alternative in my opinion.
  5. It's not just the light weight of cold molding the boat...it's that she has a bottom that's easy to shove.
  6. Good to know that monofilament on the dock trick is alive & well. Ours fell off a while back...need to get it back up.
  7. Nice looking job. With those built in reverse chines you should not need to add spray rails (add on chines). That's pretty much redundant if you do.
  8. Where will you be staying? Remley's Point is a good ramp with plenty of parking. Shem Creek is popular, but parking is a bear. There are other public ramps...just depends on where you are going to be.
  9. Agreed. The styling cues are common...and just like the lines of a Carolina hull, there's only so many ways to integrate a bracket.
  10. Looks awesome! Post up some #s once you get them.
  11. It's almost spooky it's so good...
  12. . This is what I've seen done countless times. Thanks. I mentioned this a while back on another boat building forum and was blasted for even suggesting that any faring material go under the glass. I shook my head & kept quiet (which is a struggle for me...).
  13. What is the consensus when it comes to fairing the wood before glass? I know some guys do it...the wood is easy to fair down, and you're not taking much.
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