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Alumacraft Voyageur Rigging (Read 12843 times)
Reply #20 - 01/12/15 at 15:41:52

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Great question.

This sled is for the 2016 TWS.

Planning on using a Minnesota II in the 340 this year. Unfortunately my bowman (my dad) is a bit on the fence at this point.
 
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Reply #21 - 01/13/15 at 09:12:31

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Well if you cant go in an aluminum boat the Minn II is not a bad choice from what I hear Smiley
All joking aside I am hoping that there is a great turnout for metal boats again this year, we had a great time last year, with a pretty competitive race and awesome commraderie. I think I could probably blame my hand problems to Minnimula and those pesky Young Warriors and Team Kamp for pushing us so hard. It truly was kick butt.
Good luck on your 340, but that's probably easy cheesy next to a TWS right?
P.S mdsimon dad-get off the fence, it is a phenomenal experience I cant imagine anyone regretting it. Ill never forget coming around a bend that first night and that big fat super moon was just above the hoirizon-truly spectacular, I had to yell out "Allelulia"
 
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Reply #22 - 01/18/15 at 21:05:16

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Took advantage of the mild weather this weekend to fabricate the stiffening ribs, she is now a 5 rib. One rib is complete and the second rib is currently under vacuum. 1st layer is kevlar with west system g/flex. 2nd layer is carbon with west system 105/207. Followed by a 3/4" foam core. 3rd layer is kevlar and 4th layer is carbon, both with west system 105/207.
 

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Reply #23 - 01/18/15 at 21:05:59

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Sanded with 80 grit, cleaned with solvent and etched.
 

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Reply #24 - 01/18/15 at 21:06:33

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Vacuum bagged.
 

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Reply #25 - 01/18/15 at 21:07:33

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Finished rib.
 

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Reply #26 - 01/18/15 at 21:08:18

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Close up view of the finished product.
 

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Reply #27 - 01/19/15 at 17:08:10

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Wow. That's some killer barge. Mr. Grumman would be impressed.
 
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Reply #28 - 09/14/17 at 22:24:47

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Mchardy wrote on 12/12/14 at 15:05:43:
The beaver has a setup similar to your option 3. It can pose some rigging issues depending on what your wanting to carry. Some strategically cut foam will overcome most of that plus it gives you an opportunity to get creative. No specifics on rivets below the water line...I've used a lot and they've always been whatever I picked up at the hardware store sized with the drill bit I used to drill them with. Epoxy the same way. Whatever hole you put in the boat can be repaired easily!! Let it rip!!

Dylan, let me know soon if you're interested in the Beaver, something has to go so the Beav is on it's way out. Sent a PM last week. Steve W, (636) five seven 8-090two.
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