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Old 10-26-2010, 08:33 PM
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New Vicious Custom Boats 18' STS begins production

Vicious Custom Boats and Infusion Marine LLC. Have teamed up to build a new Super Twin Step (STS) 18' powerboat. The hull mold is complete as well as hull number one. We are in the process of finishing the deck plug and wanted to share some photos of the build process. The first boat that you will see in the photos is wet bagged and fully cored with vinyl ester resin. The production boats will all be 100% foam cored and vacume infused with vinyl ester or epoxy resin.

mold in prepped for gel



gel coat is applied



hull is skinned and first section goes under the bag
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:37 PM
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massive vacume pump and resin trap



second section gets bagged



glass is 1208 bi-ax






one sponson is completed
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:40 PM
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more core is being cut, bottom is 1/2 inch balsa and the rest is 1/4inch 5lb foam.






more bagging



full vacume
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:45 PM
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ready for transom and bulkheads






hull is ready to get pulled


hull came in around 250lbs



I will post more pics in the next few days. I hope you enjoyed looking at the process.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:12 PM
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Looks like a Splashed Mirage Hull with a couple sof steps now in the hull...
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:49 AM
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here is the plug boat, it was not a copy of a mirage. Although we did start with a real boat and put thousands of man hours changing the bottom before making the mold.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:36 AM
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So what is your projected estimate as far as weight goes for the whole boat ? L@@king good .
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:43 PM
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an infused hull and deck, glass and bonded together should be in the 450lbs range.

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:38 PM
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Cool, keeps us informed. Send me an email when you have finish boat. May know someone that would be interested.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:53 PM
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Just curious what resin are you using and might it be 6000 OR a mixed bag ?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:38 AM
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the resin for this boat is hydrex 100

here are some more photos







deck gets glassed in and outside all the way around. We are going to build a mold from this deck once it fits. There I a ton of filling and fairing to come.







gray primer is applied



boat gets faired and ultra high build primer is sprayed
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it will get sanded again and then the final prime
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:58 AM
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Hey guy , not to be rude but the lay up in the motor area is so sloppy and the core blukheads are they just tabbed in
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Hey guy , not to be rude but the lay up in the motor area is so sloppy and the core blukheads are they just tabbed in
the bulkheads are bonded and then glassed into place. We rushed the glassing of the rear bulkhead so we could get the deck on to begin the mold. I agree it could have been nicer but you will never see that with the deck on. Anything you see or touch gets sanded, primed and painted with awlgrip.
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