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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeFever View Post
    Hmm interesting trick rubbing the epoxy over it to seal it up I dig that idea! Mine is so thin you can see through the hull if you climb under the deck, freaked me out a little. Are you going to gel the bottom again or paint with base/clear urethane or?
    Gel coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokernick View Post
    Is the sap running?
    most guys are tapped in! I'm taking a year off.

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    guess we're gonna have a good year, winter is not ready to leave !!
    why ask me ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stokernick View Post
    guess we're gonna have a good year, winter is not ready to leave !!
    Good thing,cause I'm not ready for summer!!!

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    Bottom done,A little more buffing.Click image for larger version. 

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    Going to be too slippery, won't turn

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    Now that you have it slick, sand the pad area with 400 to make it faster.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by XstreamVking View Post
    Now that you have it slick, sand the pad area with 400 to make it faster.....
    That's on the list,I use 320 so it should be faster yet

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    Well,put it on the scales today.Before tear down, completely empty I had 192.2 at the bow eye,and 358.5 at the rear eyes for a total of 550.7 Today I'm at 183.4 bow and 326.5 stern for 509.9 total a loss of 40.8 pounds 8.8 on the front and 32.0 rear. Just for the heck of it I'm going to do an aircraft weight and balance and find out how much the actual balance line has moved.I suspect foreword a few inches.

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    That's great!
    Lighter, Stronger, maybe a slight change in your trim setting at warp speeds?

    Oh...and Faster
    James H. W2F a V-King... Want 2 Fly a V-King

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    My Project 1979 V-King restore >> http://hydrostreamforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2761

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    Thanks James! Hope your moving along well on your project. I like moving "fixed weight" forword on the Vikings. You can always get enough air to fly the front. Getting that pad to get on top at the rear is the key. Find the right balance,and well! Hang On!!! This sites got a nice string of VKings going right now.Looking forword to seeing them finished.

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