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Lead Bulbs Installed

Today I mounted the two lead bulb halves onto the fin.

A 9/64" hole was drilled through the middle balance-point of the bulbs, and through the fin where they are to go. Then I removed the bulbs, mixed up epoxy and painted on the bulbs and the fin. Then I made thickened epoxy and put that on as well.

The bulbs were placed on the fin and a 1/8" stainless steel rod was pushed through the holes to hold the bulbs in line with each other. When dry, the pin will also help hold the bulbs onto the boat.

Also when dry, I will drill a second hole through the nose of the bulbs and use a second pin to better hold the two halves onto the fin.








After that, then the fairing begins. Thickened epoxy galore! But it will smoothly fair the bulbs into the fin, and the bulbs to each other. Once painted it will look like one, solid unit.

By the way, the boat with fin AND servo tray, including batteries, weighs 14 lbs. 7 oz. The deck, finishing, and rig will add a few more pounds, but the whole thing should be under 20. From my understanding, that is respectable. Thoughts?!



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