The Elementor boat build

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  1. felipetheartist
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    Hello,
    Everyone! I have been working on this particular design for about a month now and finally getting things done. I went out and hunted for a hull that was close to my design, and it turned out to be a 1973 19.5ft Aquasport. The only option was to chop the hull in half and stretch it out by 3ft. I have construction photos for you to view. I am open minded for suggestions and opinions here.
     

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    What’s an “elementor”?
    Let’s see your construction photos?
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    More info Felipe !
     
  4. kapnD
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    IMO, Stretching an existing hull by three feet doesn’t really qualify as a “design” any more than a pretty picture does.
     
  5. felipetheartist
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    The first day When I got it home on cylinder blocks.
     
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    I began to cut everything out and grind
     

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    I get nervous when I see these old boats being gutted, with no support. Really need a cradle to stop it losing the original shape.
     
  8. felipetheartist
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    I was nervous myself but I needed the challenge in order to excel my capabilities so I took measurement twice and written them down, but the whole idea was not to keep the Aquasport design but to form it to my specifications.
     
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    You are correct, I should have been more detailed. Well in order for the hull to work with my design I had to cut it and stretch it by 3 ft and modify the strakes as reverse strakes with a wider pad and chines as reverse chines with a wide wedge according to my specifications. As well as changing the deadrise from 15* to a 17*
     
  10. felipetheartist
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    Elementor means different elements that have come together to make one result.
     
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    Can't imagine how you can change the deadrise angle, how do you plan to do that ?
     
  12. felipetheartist
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    I was questioning that myself, I visited a customized boat shop about a month before I started and seen they had chopped a boat along the keel. It was mind blowing I knew I could not accomplish this without proper crates to hold the hull pieces.
    But just before I started to cut the hull a hurricane passed and it rained like crazy filling the hull up with water and I seen the deadrise changed by the weight of the water. I drained the water and used sandbags to mimic the weight of the water and drew measurements 2 x to see if it would work and it did. Sometimes nature will answer.......
     
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    Goodness me, nothing like an unorthodox approach to keep things interesting. :eek:
     
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    Thank you !
     

  15. felipetheartist
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    Because I am working for underneath a canopy and when it rains I don't have the ability to stay dry I have had the pleasure of taking a break from fairing the sides of the hull. Tomorrow I will attack full force in the AM.
     
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