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Old 17-04-2007, 09:06 AM   #1
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The "Formulator" thread

I thoght I should share some pictures of what has been done so far on Matt´s previous boat "Formulator".

I started by removing the Kiekhaefer controls and put on some new paint and got the throttles polished. Turned out great!

Im gonna buy some new wires aswell.
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Old 17-04-2007, 09:15 AM   #2
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Then I started to remove some of the bottompaint to restore the "classic Formula look". Im not sure if I will remove all of the bottompaint this season but I will do it next winter for sure. The hull will have a updated paintjob next winter aswell, right now we´re gonna put some vinyl on the hullsides to cover the area were the "Formulator" logo was placed. And yes, the formulator logo has been removed.
The Formula logo+ the thunderbird on the hullsides has been removed and will be replaced by fresh ones.
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Old 17-04-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
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More pictures/updates to come!

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Old 11-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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Bought some new wires for the throttles
They are now installed in the boat. Sorry, but no picture.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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Here is what the "new" throttles look like...
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:23 PM   #6
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Cool! that control box has come out great!!
whats happened to the skegs?
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:42 PM   #7
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They were always like that.
I took the skeggards off from the original photo you commented on cos they slowed it down by 1->1.5 mph.
Freddan has the skeggards if he wants to put em back on.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:50 PM   #8
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1.5 mph! really!?
thats a hell of a lot, are they just skeg extensions?
what do they do?
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:53 PM   #9
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Not much on a boat with full size skegs.
With em on the boat ran 62mph as per factory specs.
Without it ran 63 and a bit.
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Not much on a boat with full size skegs.
With em on the boat ran 62mph as per factory specs.
Without it ran 63 and a bit.
What are they supposed to do?
i would of thought it wouldnt of cornered aswell?
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:59 PM   #11
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You're missing the point.
I put em on cos I wanted the skegs to be standard size instead of cut down and it was a pile of hassle to get the skegs welded back up. It lost speed when I put em on, so I took em off again.
It cornered fine since it's a twin engine rig.
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so why didn't you chop more skeg off
on a single would it make it go faster
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On a single it's a crap idea since you need the skeg to have a hope of controlling the boat.

Look at some of the old (twin engine) raceboats. No skegs.
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so we need a skeggard

Come on then Mr Freddan ..... Get your hacksaw out
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:32 PM   #15
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so we need a skeggard

Come on then Mr Freddan ..... Get your hacksaw out
No hacksaw, please!

I will not use the skeggards, because of what matt just wrote - it will loose some speed. On the other hand I might have the skeggs welded next season to normal lenght.

I will start working on the hull this sunday (if Im sober ) and hopefully I´ll post some more pictures after the weekend.

A new swimplattform is in the works aswell... more about that later.
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Sorry for not posting any updates...

Well, here are some pictures from the last 2 weeks
We decided to put some vinyl on and it went pretty smooth. Im very happy how it turned out.
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On monday 18th of June we will splash the boat, cant wait

A few details left and I will post more pictures in a few days.
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On monday 18th of June we will splash the boat, cant wait

A few details left and I will post more pictures in a few days.

Poor choice of words.......
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Poor choice of words.......
... launch the boat?
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Old 13-06-2007, 05:56 PM   #20
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... launch the boat?
Yes.

'Splash' means to make an illegal copy of the hull/deck in order to sell copies for profit.

Doesn't go down very well on here!
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