Author Topic: Anti-skid rails for a hydroplane  (Read 52 times)

SaltyScot

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Anti-skid rails for a hydroplane
« on: July 30, 2020, 02:56:26 AM »
Greetings.  :-) First post.
So I am finishing up my Minimost XL build and am wondering what to put on the bottom of it to help it turn.  I've seen Chris' keel, and heard he was advised to trim the aft-most part of it.  I notice William Jackson put "anti-skid rails" on the original Minimost plans.  But he doesn't really give a shape in which to bevel them.  Any advice on how to help this thing turn?  Or does it need anything?

I put a 1980 Evinrude 35hp on it.  Just need to put the deck on it and then glass/epoxy and paint it.  Of course, it will be royal blue with the Scottish flag on top. :-D

AndyT

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Re: Anti-skid rails for a hydroplane
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 08:21:05 AM »
looking forward to the paint finish  :-D
What part of Scotland are you from ?

SaltyScot

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Re: Anti-skid rails for a hydroplane
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 05:21:00 PM »
Oh, I'm not actually from Scotland.  Just part Scottish, and a big fan.  :-)

AndyT

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Re: Anti-skid rails for a hydroplane
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 05:39:55 PM »
Still part is enough to be proud  :-D
How is your build coming along ?

SaltyScot

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Re: Anti-skid rails for a hydroplane
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 12:56:47 AM »
It's actually coming along quickly. I put the decking and coaming on these last two days. I just started it in the middle June. Now I'm pondering which boat to build next. Lol