Before and after..

  • June 21, 2011 8:09 PM
    Message # 627340
    Spot the difference?


    Last modified: June 21, 2011 8:14 PM | Anonymous member
  • June 22, 2011 6:12 AM
    Reply # 627518 on 627340
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    Gary,  I see you faired out the rudder.  Did you use foam / fiberglass or ??  Looks great.


  • June 22, 2011 8:55 AM
    Reply # 627611 on 627340
    You got it Mike! I was lucky enough to have Dave King do the work, he used divinycell closed cell foam, five minute epoxy to hold the foam in place initially, glass cloth and west system to finish it off. The aperture is at least 1/3 smaller and a maxprop replaced the original 3 blade fixed prop. Exciting times!!
  • June 23, 2011 4:33 AM
    Reply # 628518 on 627340
    What size Max Prop is that, 14" or 16"?   

    I use a 14" Max Prop.  Recently, Stanley at Beta told me that's too small, and that I should have a 16" prop.

  • June 23, 2011 6:42 AM
    Reply # 628586 on 627340
    It is a 16" prop Dick. No wonder your setting is different.
  • July 13, 2011 12:21 PM
    Reply # 653627 on 627340
    Just a follow up on this, at lower wind speeds the boat is noticeably faster, the difference is very noticeable.

    The boat accelerates faster and glides much faster and further than before when there is no power. The first few dockings were an eye opener.

    I would sincerely recommend this mod for the W32. Its well worth the effort.
  • October 29, 2011 5:49 AM
    Reply # 736962 on 627340
    Are there any step by step 'how to' instructions available for this mod?
  • October 29, 2011 7:17 PM
    Reply # 737218 on 627340
    Mike, the original article by Dave on how to do this used to on the message board somewhere but I cant find it.
    Basically, the hull and rudder is built up so that the gudgeons do not stand proud. The closed cell foam is used to build up and also to make the aperture smaller. After the foam is shaped to the desired shape, class cloth is epoxied over the whole thing to give it some strength. The hull and rudder remain unchanged under the foam.
    What is eliminated is any forward facing obstruction that will cause resistance to the water.
  • October 29, 2011 7:33 PM
    Reply # 737223 on 627340
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