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SST-60 Boat

Listing #3466   Listed on: 10/12/2011

Company Name: Aeon, Inc.

Contact Name:   Mark Nelson

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This boat was drawn in AutoCad LT 2004 and cut with a SCM Tech 80. It will run in the American Power Boat Associations SST-60 class. The total weight after the race must be 825 lbs. The engine is a race engine produced by Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) under the Johnson or Evinrude brand names. It produces 90 to 100 hp with the fast boats turning 8000 rpm's. This class of boat runs close to 85 mph in competition.

The materials used in the boat are Paulownia for rib blocking, Obeche for stringers, mahogany for cross ribs, balsa in the transom interior, and 6 mm and 4mm Okoume marine plywood for the skins. Carbon fiber was used on the bottom of the sponsons, on the rounded sides in the front and on the top and bottom of the torsion box at the rear. The deck was covered with 4 oz. fiberglass and coated with epoxy.The glue used was West System epoxy with the special coating additive being used for coating the whole boat. The bottom was finish coated with Matrix Systems Urethane clearcoat.

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AutoCAD drawing ready to convert to machine code.

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6mm Okoume marine plywood ribs cut with SCM Tech 80.

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Paulownia solid wood blocking going on ribs. Obeche wood is used for stringers.

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Sponson framing

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Checking framing.

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Planing Obeche stringers.

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Sponson bottom. Carbon Fiber over Okoume marine plywood. Finish is Matrix Systems Urethane clearcoat.

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Some help to flip over.

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Right side up. Rear portion shows carbon fiber torsion box.

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Back in the shop and ready for stringers, transom and decking.

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Interior before decks go on.

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Side view

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Boat on rotating jig for easy hardware installation.

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Back from the paint shop and ready for final rigging.

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Heat Race at the Nationals

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In the lead during heat races.

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The finals at the OPC National Championships. We won the pole position for the SST-60 class.

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A few of the sponsors on the boat. Boat built by Aeon, Inc. cabinetmakers

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The 2012 OPC SST-60 Class National Champion! With the best crew too!

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The 1/4 Mile speed record we set this year. Not bad for a 56 ci. three cylinder motor.

Viewer Comments:

Posted By: Jim Baldwin     [10/19/2011]
This is just to cool to describe with words. You're out of everyone's' league here. I do see a basic design flaw however..."no mast."

Posted By: Chris Hostetler     [10/25/2011]
Now thaaaaat's what im talking about...this is some of the best work ever posted here. I can't believe there are people out there who fuss when a CNC is used. I don't know where I would be without mine. Thanks for the inspiration. I think you should post the CAD file so I can make myself one :) Outstanding work!

Posted By: Dave Edgerton     [11/09/2011]
That is the coolest thing I have seen in a while. If you guys were closer I would come over and work with you every day just to help out!

Posted By: Kermit     [11/27/2011]
Who's capsule are you using? You must be in the Mid West area. SST60 is gone here on the West Coast. Who plans did you model your boat after? Karelson, Pugh, Gran Prix?

Posted By: Mark Nelson     [11/27/2011]
This is a Pugh capsule and the boat design is my own.

Posted By: Kermit     [11/27/2011]
Big Props brother on your build. That's one heck of a job. What region are you running in. I use to build kneel downs back in the day and still have a Furnell Flyer SST45 (wood) but run a glass Gran Prix. You'll need to post pics of it on the water. I you need parts Sea-Way marine in Seattle is a place to go for motor stuff. Greg Jacobson ran SST60 for years a should have what you might need. You need to post pics on of this. Seriously!!! Go Fast turn Left my friend. :)

Posted By: juan calderas     [01/01/2012]
quiero una propela 4 aspas para un 60ss estoy buscando mas aceleracion

Posted By: juan calderas     [01/01/2012]
quiero una propela 4 aspas para un 60ss estoy buscando mas aceleracion para mi

Posted By: Mark Nelson     [01/01/2012]
No estoy seguro de si alguien está usando cuatro puntales hoja de acero inoxidable-60 aquí en los EE.UU.. Dewald pueden tener algunos, pero no estoy seguro.

Posted By: RJRinker     [04/03/2012]
Looks like a solid boat!! Good job! Can't wait to see it on the water!

Posted By: eric pemberton     [05/26/2014]
How do I buy your cnc plans? I have friends with machines but would love to build. Im in texas. No boat racing here...... I live on a large lake and would like to change that.

Posted By: SK     [07/04/2016]
Mark are the plans for sale??

Posted By: Mark Nelson     [07/05/2016]
I don't have plans available at this time.

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