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Lotus last won the day on May 5

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  1. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Some little progress !
  2. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    And she's in mini skirt 😉
  3. Lotus

    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    A A plastic or pvc angle will work just the same , or even better because it is easier to trim . I removed the strakes from the mold and tacked them to the hull at about 24hr later. At that time the epoxy fill is still very flexible to bent , and at front there is some bent to do. So they cured and hardened following the bent of the boat . After another 24 hr. I removed the screws , glued them with thickened epoxey and re screwed the screws in there original holes . This was a very straightforward job ! Hope this will help 🙂
  4. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Thanks smccormick, was too busy with other projects , and the weather was not favorable too !
  5. Lotus

    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Riggs, I used a very simple method to build the lifting strakes. It is detailed in my OC20 tread at pg.6 BTW nice work on your OC20b
  6. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Time for some filling and sanding , after a 5 month break !!
  7. Lotus

    Marissa # 63

    Very nice setup ! You're gona love those 60 horses !!
  8. Lotus

    OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Woww !! Good luck Riggs ! You're following my steps
  9. Lotus

    Marissa # 63

    Fast nice work !! With the weight of that 60 hp I will highly recommend installing a set of smart tabs On my marissa (with suzuki 60 )I put the console 1.5 foot forward ( that should have helped ) and still needed those tabs . The smart tabs made a huge difference and only than I can say that the boat is perfectly balanced
  10. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Thanks Iasal for your thoughts, all noted . Will tackle this detail when the console is fully equipped with steering and instruments because this will have a totally different look than. Time for some pipe work . Bow railing almost ready, next will be some hand grip railing at stern .
  11. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Looks like the sliding door is too plain ! Any ideas ? Still need to do some trimmings around the acrylic door to even the gap
  12. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Helm platform ready, and cabin glued in place . Raised by 3 1/2 inches. Don't know what's next
  13. Lotus

    Ocracoke 256 #3

    Adding buoyancy under the platform is a much better option but more complicated as you may have to relocate the trim tabs and other ports . Or maybe change the angle of the bottom of that flotation tank and become almost parallel to the bottom. This will eliminate the need of raising up the motors. On the other hand, I dont know what type of anchorage system you use over there , but if you change the anchor rope to chain , that will add some ( usable ) weight at the bow .
  14. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    Extension almost done !
  15. Lotus

    An other OC20 build !!

    I am going to modify the roller stopper ( the small nylon upper roller )to solve that problem and also the anchor roller base will be fitted slightly facing downwards so that the anchor will sit more horizontally . Also if that small nylon roller ( stopper) be replaced with a solid nylon v block , this will hold the anchor from shaking from side to side

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