LM18 Tunnel Build - NC

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LM18 Tunnel Build - NC

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I figured I’d move my stuff over to the build thread now…. Setting this jig up has been a pain in the a**! I still have some adjustments to make to get everything flush and square. Here’s some progress pics not in order sorry!

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Re: LM18 Tunnel Build - NC

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A little more progress! The tunnel wasn’t too bad to build… question for you vets! what are your thoughts about countersinking a brass fitting with a ball valve, hose, etc, to have the ability to vent or non-vent the tunnel. I wasn’t sure if water running across the surface of a fitting (even if recessed) would disrupt the water flow enough to negate suction?

I stole the 1/4 round idea from one of the gents on here.

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First duh! Moment… cut one of the frames too long! No big deal though. I’ll cut it to size tomorrow.
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Just about ready to spot weld!
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Looks good Ryan. Are you not using spacers intentionally?
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Yes, just dry fitting the panels. I went back and spaced everything out this morning. Everything fit surprisingly well! I though something might be wrong… lol

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Anyone see anything crazy? I’m getting ready to tape it tonight.. the hull looks fair (for the most part).
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Looks great from where I'm sitting! Is the bottom flat near the stern to your satisfaction?
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Maybe jumping the gun, but you need radiuses on the chines and transom for glassing.

Might be what Jeff was getting at..not sure.

After you make the radiuses; the transom gets resharpened.

No radius will fail.
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Good catch guys! I went back and re-read my plans. For some reason I was thinking the tape stoped at the stern. The plans call for tape on transom and keel.

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