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Rebirth of a V80

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  • Rebirth of a V80

    I made a deal with the devil on building another V80 hull, decided to make a vid how much is involved in making such a hull, like Giannis knows, it's a lot of work and most unexperienced people think otherwise, making the plug is even more work.
    Enjoy the first part,




    Manfred.
    Last edited by MFR1964; 05-30-2015, 03:21 PM.
    Fertig zum unterwasser.

  • #2
    Great video Manfred. I have layed up fiberglass full size boats and surf boards as well and know the messit makesl. The worst part is the sanding and grinding the final product. Even wearing a taped up paper hazmat suit the itchy particles get me for awhile after. Did you know that the majority of the taxidermy shops that make the fish mounts for trophies ude the same proces, except the original plug was a real fish. Now,when an angler catches a articular fish and wants the mount for his wall, they just go in the store room and pull the mould for that fish the size the angler caught. When the gelcoat is popped off, they fill the inside with liquid foam. Air brush artist finishes it off.

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    • #3
      Nice, shows how much work, and cost is involved.
      Next time someone points out it takes 42 muscles to frown, point out it will only take 4 muscles to b1tch slap them if they tell you how mnay muscles you need to smile:pop

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      • #4
        Thanks guys,

        Never knew that about the fish Von, people can be lazy, fish has to be eaten, not stiffed, hanging on the wall

        And yes, building hulls means a lot of elbow grease, the cost is not that high, but the labourtime will bring you down, i estimate for this hull about 12 hours, multiply that by how much a hour will cost you, and your customer will be a poor man left with a garage kit, which completely has to be build up from scratch.

        Enough talking, enjoy the new vid,




        Manfred.
        Last edited by MFR1964; 05-30-2015, 03:22 PM.
        Fertig zum unterwasser.

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        • #5
          The V80 is under way to it's new owner ( the fool!!!), made a last vid about the model and the mold,enjoy



          Manfred.
          Fertig zum unterwasser.

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          • #6
            Nice. Whos the buyer?(yes, I know Im nosey) Maybe he will do a thread on it.
            IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by greenman407 View Post
              Nice. Whos the buyer?(yes, I know Im nosey) Maybe he will do a thread on it.
              He's the resident Troll. And yes, he's doing a WIP. Stay tuned, sports-fans!

              ... I just communicated with him and he asked me to pass this on to the rest of you bum's:

              "Nannie-nannie-naa-naa!"

              M
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #8
                AH..HAA! SO ITS YOU! I KNEW IT ALL ALONG(wink)
                IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                • #9
                  Well, I'll be dipped!!! that lightbulb just lit up. Secret projects, with subversive international intreague. Thats my cup o tea.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Von Hilde View Post
                    Well, I'll be dipped!!! that lightbulb just lit up. Secret projects, with subversive international intreague. Thats my cup o tea.
                    Hey, a chance to snag a Manfred original?

                    Priceless!

                    Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

                    M
                    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                    • #11
                      I wonder what evil, deluded plans HWSNBN has in store.
                      IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greenman407 View Post
                        I wonder what evil, deluded plans HWSNBN has in store.
                        Not much right now. As John pointed out (and Mike does every waking minute!), I have other things to get done first.

                        M
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • #13
                          It is fun to see M when he is excited about a subject because the detail nut in him comes out. So, I look forward to the time he does get to work on the V80. It will be a great WIP.
                          Until then, get to work and get that Albacore done and what ever else that needs to be finished so you have some free time.
                          If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                          • #14
                            Guys,

                            For now the V80 is on travel to the United States, it will take a week or so, before she will show up under David's eyes, for now it will be a one off spin, never had the intention to build more V80 hulls.
                            I was wondering how i could please David with a gift, like many of us now, if there is trouble, he yankes his email adress on the forum, with the words, I'LL FIX YOU UP, so this time i decided to fix him up with some hullparts of the V80, i hope it will give him as much a fun as i had with my build.
                            Inside will fit a 2,5" SD or even a 3" SD, much easier than using a dryhull, i'm still pleased with mine, nice boat to run and fast when needed, turningradius a nightmare above the surface, but once underwater she has a different twist, i'll let David find out himself.
                            I hope he will start his thread soon before building the hull, so i can tease him with more info about this boat.

                            Manfred.
                            Fertig zum unterwasser.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                              Hey, a chance to snag a Manfred original?

                              Priceless!

                              Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

                              M
                              You will hate me when the box will be opened, loads of work on this garage-kit.


                              Manfred.
                              Fertig zum unterwasser.

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