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  1. Thread: i550 SportBoat.

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    The first FRP i550 hull has been popped from the...

    The first FRP i550 hull has been popped from the mold. Pictures at velocityboatworks.com.
    Boat ready to go sailing is $18,000 US. The first couple of boats already have homes.
  2. Thread: i550 SportBoat.

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    OK, The i550 Portland OR fleet is going to do the...

    OK, The i550 Portland OR fleet is going to do the Delta Ditch, June 6. Might be a pretty cool sight to see 5 i550's all together with one boat from the East Bay, doing their best to go quickly. Best...
  3. Thread: i550 SportBoat.

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    Watershed is very pleased to be working with...

    Watershed is very pleased to be working with Velocity Boatworks. Geoff is a great guy and we anticipate working with him to make the i550 a common design in as many places as we can. The price of...
  4. My knowledge of the Keel is that it is a bit less...

    My knowledge of the Keel is that it is a bit less deep than the 49 inches in the plans/design but the length of chord was increased from about 13 inches to 20 with no bulb. the keel sucks up entirely...
  5. I heard thru the grapevine that two i550's may...

    I heard thru the grapevine that two i550's may participate. Hot Canary, the Gougeon built i550 is one of them.
  6. Thread: Plexus

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    Plexus

    What is this stuff and is it as good as some say?
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    Wow! Dave, always had great respect for your...

    Wow!
    Dave, always had great respect for your perspective and approach. The other site ain't what it used to be, I think it was you who made the solid foundation there.
    Tim R
  8. Thread: i550 activity

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    i550 activity

    The traveling i550 circuit is going to be at SHILSHOLE, JUNE 21, 22 and 23. An invitation is out to drop by to see the growing Class and meet the builders.

    Also the midwestern contingent is...
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    A beautiful job! How many are going to WIWR?

    A beautiful job!

    How many are going to WIWR?
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    The New Year report on the i550; Plan set #489...

    The New Year report on the i550;

    Plan set #489 has been sent to Ontario, Canada. Inquiring minds want to know where #500 will end up. There are four boats sailing in Croatia (three in Rijeka) two...
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    The Portland group of builders has finished 4 of...

    The Portland group of builders has finished 4 of the 5 kits they have and a high school senior has finished his i550 on the north bank of the Columbia. They are aiming at a first gathering at the...
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    In an unanticipated and under prepared act of...

    In an unanticipated and under prepared act of idiocy Watershed Sailboats has filled a 40 foot container with flat pack kits. There are about (we don't know because of the one beer per kit while...
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    It's a deck, upside down, viewed from the bow....

    It's a deck, upside down, viewed from the bow. And I got no idea what it is.
    Timber, high in Colorado.
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    That's not my shop it is the Gougeon Bros. Skunk...

    That's not my shop it is the Gougeon Bros. Skunk Works in the speed build. They used my templates for their layout. I remember they quoted 700 hours for their build, the finish is superb.

    My shop...
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    I think it is lack of oxygen at 9,000 feet where...

    I think it is lack of oxygen at 9,000 feet where they sail.
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    i550 speed build

    Sort of a fun video. hope you enjoy the William Tell Overture.
    TR

    http://www.westsystem.com/ss/i550-sport-boat/
  17. Thread: Caption Contest

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    Icebound and bored, Scopalamine patches were...

    Icebound and bored, Scopalamine patches were passed around.
  18. Perhaps the i550 road show could come to play? ...

    Perhaps the i550 road show could come to play?

    And yea I'm a newbie here. bracing for my welcome.... but you folks seem civilized

    Great site and content
    T
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