lazza's superwedge hovercraft

 

 

 

Superwedge hull construction 3

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painted bouyancy chamber   shot from the rear
Now that all top panels are aligned and foamed i have painted the buoyancy tank tops and side panels with a white epoxy paint, this is a optional choice but i choose to do it because this is where the air and any water that may get in will be, so i thought a nice coat of paint here would seal things just that bit better. :-)   The tops have now been resined in place and the next couple of pictures are just a couple of various views of the craft at the stage its at now. Next step is to tidy up the edges and fibre glass the seams whilst i wait for a duct to arrive , when that arrives i can then continue in the back end of the craft
     
front view   Duct area
Hmm must remember to turn the lights off next time so i don't get random spots on my photos :-)  

This is the area where i'm going to fit a 950mm duct and i've just realised by looking at this picture that i didn't allow for the extension in the width of the craft when i cut out those rear corner decks, oh well i will incorporate those extensions into the rear panel when i make it. Just waiting on a duct so i can size things up and continue being productive :-)

 

Hull preperations   painted underside
Here the hull is sitting on a platform i made so that the floor is supported whilst i climb in and out of it to sand the seams whilst i continue to wait for the duct. The supplier has been helpful and has thrown in extra goodies for me like aerofoil type rudders and splitter plate, just frustrating having the craft sitting there for weeks doing nothing.   Forgot to mention that the underside is now painted with a Ameron epoxy white paint, the same paint that i used for doing the buoyancy tanks. I have heard that enamel paint would of been just as good , but i like to do things once do it right so i went with this marine specific paint just coz i can :-)
    painted front

 

 

 

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Updated August 24, 2008