hydrofield jaguar 8.8 rebuild

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by BusterUp, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. BusterUp
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    We'll see I suppose. If the designer didn't think it had advantages over a mono then he would have just designed a mono. It seems many of these hulls went to the military as mine sweepers and drones, police, search and rescue etc I'm not sure what their requirements were so who knows what the design criterion was. I assume maximum speed over anything else. I could ask him maybe, hydrofield still exists so anythings possible.
     
  2. whitepointer23

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    Your in the right trade for the efi conversion. There was a thread a couple of years back about converting efi but I think you provided more information in this post than that whole thread did.
     
  3. BusterUp
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    The ply is CD grade structural with A bond UF glue and I made some cleats. I ripped up some 90x45 MGP10 Pine into half to make 45x45 and routed a 20mm radius on the corners. I suppose I'll build some fillets with some thickened epoxy and some plastic spoons as the tool to get the cloth to lay down nice in the corners and to spread the forces

    What do you guys think is a good weight of cloth to use for sealing these sole supports up. Using epoxy of course. I'd like to do it with one layer of cloth with a pre coat to seal the ply and a weave fill coat after to smooth it out so I don't know other than to ask the supplier. None of these parts are structural. They're just there to hold the floor up. But I'll probably keep this pile of junk for a while so it would be good if it lasted long enough for me never to think about it ever again
     

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    Oh and I put the gimble housing and transom plate on because it only took me an hour to make the cleats so I thought I'd better make use of my day. It was a bit fiddly but it got done in the end. The transom plate isn't flat on the back and needs reliving for the exhaust on the inside. So I got to grind fiberglass again. Oh joy of joys
     

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  5. Ejshane
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    Speed Potential?

    My 5m Hydrofield Jaguar does 40knots (WOT) with a 140 Merc.
     

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    Your 5m Hydrofield is not one of the early ones, though, is it ?
     
  7. Ejshane
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    I think it's 1990ish. I'm not sure when they started production.
     

  8. BusterUp
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    Projects still ongoing. I've been building a house. So money and time are in high demand. Still pretty much as in the photos except all the sub floor is glassed in with epoxy. Doesn't help it's located 2 hours drive from where I live
     
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