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Old 10-19-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Sorry I haven't had much of a chance to post the process of building the 15'. Here are a few shots....

The first few I took were on my cell phone and I couldn't figure out how to get them onto the computer so....I missed a few steps when the plug was cut apart.

This is a 17' shell that has been cut. You can see we added 5" in front of the wheel well and chopped out 29" in front of the door.

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Old 10-19-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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From the previous steps to the stage where we are now making the molds....I missed taking photos...sorry

First photo is spraying on the tooling gelcoat for the mold....second photo shows the mold is almost completed. Couple more layers and then wood backing. Then we roll the whole thing over and work on the bottom.

I will try to remember to take the camera with me.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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Very nice pic.......good to have the latest news....
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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The first few I took were on my cell phone and I couldn't figure out how to get them onto the computer so....I missed a few steps when the plug was cut apart.
With most phone photos you can send them to an email address, just as you would a text. This is what my daughter taught me.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:41 PM   #5
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those photos are great. In a past life, I made plugs, molds and the finished sailboats, 40 footers. The part I do not miss was the smell of the resin and chemicals.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #6
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Wow, quite some work! That will be another very nice model, and you will have all important compact sizes covered! When will the first 15' hatch?
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:27 AM   #7
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Reace......

the Fantastic Fan will be on the middle top of the trailer or more in front.....close to the door
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:43 PM   #8
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If you notice the bump in the mold photo (orange) this is where the maxx fan will sit. The original spot was as shown in the first two photos. It had to be moved farther back on the roof to provide sufficient distance from the black tank vent (CSA requirement). Also has to be as close to the front to allow for the A/C to mount.

The first unit should hatch mid to late November.

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #9
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Well....the top mold is complete. As you can see, it has been rolled over and ready to finish the bottom. It looks like it needs a lot of work....but it should only be a few days before it is shiney and ready to make the mold.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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Reace,

I think it is VERY cool that you share this process with your forum. You and Tammy are amazingly open and great to deal with. Thank you.

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