Super Jet DaveO's SN Build

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Fewer than I thought... original turf in excellent condition, pole spring (from blowsion ~4 years ago?), steering, bars, throttle lever and cable, temp sensor... that’s about it. I thought I had screws from intake grate, but don’t see them.
Thanks for looking, but I have all those items. I think I have all the main parts, just missing the hardware to fasten them down.

I should have the footholds installed this weekend. I have both sides cut out and foam removed to fit the footholds. Gotta get the old mat glue off yet and then glass it in and pour some new foam. Might even have time to sand for paint this weekend.
 

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More progress today. Probably all I will be able to get done today while I wait for epoxy to harden..

I removed the remaining mat glue and then glued in the footholds with epoxy and cabosil mixed. I used screws to hold the holds to the hull and was planning on removing them before glassing but now I am thinking of leaving them and covering them with epoxy and filler and then sanding them down so the glass can lay nicer.
 

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More progress today. Probably all I will be able to get done today while I wait for epoxy to harden..

I removed the remaining mat glue and then glued in the footholds with epoxy and cabosil mixed. I used screws to hold the holds to the hull and was planning on removing them before glassing but now I am thinking of leaving them and covering them with epoxy and filler and then sanding them down so the glass can lay nicer.
Great! You are installing them correctly!
 
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Didn't get as much done as I was hoping today. Rain is in the forecast and the tent I am under likes to collapse with a bit of rain, so I tarped the ski already.

I did get the refoaming done and filling in the screw holes/foam holes with epoxy and microballoons mix. I forgot how fast 2 part foam expands and mixed waaay too much and ended up with a mess as it stops pouring nice when it expands. I needed to add 2 extra holes to get the coverage I wanted out of the foam due to my mistake.

I also got the tray glass cut and the glass that will go over the holds. With the tray glass, is it worth covering the whole area like I have done or just by the holds?
 

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Didn't get as much done as I was hoping today. Rain is in the forecast and the tent I am under likes to collapse with a bit of rain, so I tarped the ski already.

I did get the refoaming done and filling in the screw holes/foam holes with epoxy and microballoons mix. I forgot how fast 2 part foam expands and mixed waaay too much and ended up with a mess as it stops pouring nice when it expands. I needed to add 2 extra holes to get the coverage I wanted out of the foam due to my mistake.

I also got the tray glass cut and the glass that will go over the holds. With the tray glass, is it worth covering the whole area like I have done or just by the holds?
Doing the whole tray like that will only strengthen it, I can't think of anything it would hurt... It might have been a good idea to extent that glass into the foothold a bit but it should be good.
 
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Doing the whole tray like that will only strengthen it, I can't think of anything it would hurt... It might have been a good idea to extent that glass into the foothold a bit but it should be good.
Good thinking. I'll make some cutouts to go into the footholds. Hoping to some day ride in the surf, so the stronger the better. Even if Lake Michigan surf is generally not that big.
 
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