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Offline NA-Builder

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New NA Mini Builder
« on: January 06, 2008, 17:00:40 PM »
Wanted to let you know that boats are being built in NA. We will soon be building mini's on a production basis.

We are currently starting the hull on a proto type for an undisclosed customer.

More info to come.


Offline windswept

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 07:54:37 AM »
 Is this the same hull that phils foils biult a model for, the plastic sheet, is that supposed to block
our view and keep us in suspence. I have a short attention span, most everything doesn't occur overnight.

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 15:25:15 PM »
Wind,

The blue tarp is part of a tease......

This is a shot of the first layer of carbon going in the starboard side of the mold.

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Offline sailor66

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 18:15:44 PM »
Any new news?

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 23:48:57 PM »
Hull skin is complete and structure is going in a little behind schedule, but not bad. Cold weather keeps epoxy for kicking fast.

Oh well.

More to come this week.

Offline spark1

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 22:02:27 PM »
Sounds/looks like an interesting project! Do you have a website?

Offline NA-Builder

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 04:20:36 AM »
Finished up the starboard side of the split hull mold today. Yeah.

Will start the port side on Tuesday.

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 16:22:46 PM »
Hull mold is complete. Need to mount the support frame and start on the deck.

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 00:11:59 AM »
Took the molds off the Mini. Will start the deck mold this week.

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 16:56:25 PM »
Dont you need reinforcement on the mold. And done on the plug so shape stays the same.
Reckon the plug will be transported too, and then it will be done.
Make sure you connect the corner stern SB and port too.

Offline sailor66

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2008, 17:06:23 PM »
Agreed it does look like the mold would be pretty flexible. There does appear to be a "box" type of stringer running along the mold halves. Was more expecting to see something like this:http://m65usa.com/Gallery/Build/Hull%20Mold/Pull/Pull-Images/4.jpg

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 20:12:34 PM »
Do not like that one either, yes I am picky...
Metal like that with different temperatures will move.
IS that m65 project any further, it has been years and years... If they are not quick they are outdated when they hit the water....

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 20:34:48 PM »
True about the metal (steel) frame moving at a different rate than the glass one.
No idea about the M65, agreed that the boat may be outdated before it is even launched with the new boats coming into the market (race2win, D2, and nacira)

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2008, 15:48:15 PM »
I was beginning to think no one was looking...... ;-)

The mold design included ton's of glass and core to stiffen the complete thing. Large flange area's in the stern, bow centerline and shear line work as stiffener's. Yes there will be a 'rod' accross the stern at shear line to keep the back of the mold in place.

Thanks for the comments.

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Re: New NA Mini Builder
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2008, 21:51:22 PM »
Oh I am looking :)