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Special Race Boat Replica Project

Framing, planking and fairing. Repair, or reconstruction. If it's hull related, you'll find it here.

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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by Don Vogt » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:24 am

thanks for the update, Matt. Looks like a great job.
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by Chad Durren » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:58 pm

Looking good. Can't wait for you to help with my project. ;-)
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by tuobanur » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:00 am

Coming along nice Matt, really nice.
Funny, you mention the fairing, I've been going to a gym for exercise most of my adult life, when it came time to complete the fairing on my boat there was no need for the gym it was one hell of a work out. :)
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by m1fan » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:39 pm

Matt,

That is one good looking replica going together! What engine will you be using?

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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by Don Vogt » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:03 am

Matt, now that the other Matt, of woody boater fame, has acquired a special race boat, I thought it would be interesting to find out how you are coming on your replica. There is a lot of interest in your neat project. Thanks.
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by jfrprops » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:01 pm

fantastic Matt.....work, especially the high tech, way beyond my abilities.....really neat post. thanks,

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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by mattbyrne » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:08 pm

The boat is currently back in Michigan at the Wooden Runabout Company for some final varnish, upholstery and few other things. Once that is finished, its back home for final assembly. I hope to hit the water beginning of September.

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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by quitchabitchin » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:35 am

Matt, we don't believe anything without pictures....
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by mattbyrne » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:23 am

Thanks for keeping me honest :D

I've added an update to my restoration blog with updated pics, here is the link:

http://www.ccraceboat.com/?p=3271

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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by Don Vogt » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:48 am

Thanks, Matt, looks great. One question, i see woody boater matt's came with the s-w 4 gauge panel. I know you are doing a few things to suit your fancy, rather than slavishly copying the original. wonder if putting in the 6 gauge panel was one of them or perhaps some came with the 4 and others the 6? thanks.
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by mattbyrne » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:18 am

I'm not sure exactly, but Matt Smith's boat is 16 footer. I know some, if not all, of the 19 foot boat came with the six gauge panel I'm using. The only difference is it should have the cracked ice finished rather than the black crackle finish I have. Here is a pic of one of the original 1936 boats with the 6 gauge panel and steering wheel in the center of dash!
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by Don Vogt » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:32 pm

thanks, Matt, i suspect that is the answer.
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by tuobanur » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:56 pm

Looking great Matt, thanks for the update.
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by mattbyrne » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:26 am

Well the boat is finally finished! I launched it for the first time last week for the Geneva Lakes Boat show. Thanks to the Wooden Runabout Company for putting in some extra time and getting it to the finish line. This boat is a blast to drive.

Now the bad news, it looks like I do have one major issue, I found a lot of oil in bilge, so engine may be coming back out.
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by Don Vogt » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:05 pm

Fabulous job! Congratulations
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by mbigpops » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:37 pm

Looks amazing !

Congrats !

Quite a story and project for sure.

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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by tuobanur » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:16 am

Way to go Matt, it's beautiful and sounds great also.

Had to change the engine out in my boat already also, hopefully yours is nothing serious. :(
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Re: Special Race Boat Replica Project

Post by jfrprops » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:11 pm

be sure you eliminate tranny oil as the problem.....know you already must have...but always worth a second look before pulling the engine....

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