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1977 Atlas Van Lines

Construction updates as the famous "Blue Blaster" is restored to her original racing condition. Updates by Don Mock and Phil Lampman - Photos by Phil Lampman

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Comment by Michael J. Mackey on December 19, 2013 at 11:19am

These pieces are proudly displayed on my desk at work.

Comment by Michael J. Mackey on December 19, 2013 at 11:10am

WOW! Does that ever look cool! This is for me, hands down, the most awesome unlimited hydroplane of all time. Thank you all so much for your hard work to bring the AVL back. What a beauty!

Comment by Gary Laws on December 19, 2013 at 10:11am

Will bring a tear to the eyes of a lot of people when this hits the lake again for the first time. Looks beautiful from what I can see............

 

Amazing as always!!!

 

I suppose Don will yhave to try and wrestle away the 1984 Atlas Van Lines hull at some point down the road, huh?

 

Might be easier to try and find that last original screw left in her, might be all that's left of the original hull anymore.

 

:)

Comment by Randall E. Roe on December 19, 2013 at 9:16am

Very nice - can't wait till the blue windshield is in place !

 

Comment by Don Mock on December 18, 2013 at 11:32pm

Comment by Randall E. Roe on December 13, 2013 at 6:30am

Well, Don- Must be close now?

Comment by Gary Laws on May 13, 2013 at 10:22am

Saw the primed hull this past Saturday, looks great........as always!!!

Great job team, there is nobody more passionate and dedicated than the volunteers who make these dreams reality.

Comment by Randall E. Roe on January 20, 2013 at 11:49am

Looking good, Don. Rolling the epoxy primer is the way to go, it's really good at filling in the pinholes.

 

Comment by Don Mock on January 19, 2013 at 9:43pm

Blaster Update - January 19, 2013

Randall, we did have a fiberglassing party and have been sanding ever since. The first shot is the boat prepped for glass. The next two are laying out and wetting the two layers of cloth at once. The last is a shot of the boat today after the top resin coat was sanded. Up next we're rolling on some sanding primer to get the deck perfect before we start on the 18 deck hatches.....which will be a big job.

Comment by Randall E. Roe on January 17, 2013 at 9:06am

Hey Don, whats the latest ? Have you had your Deck glassing glue party yet ?

 

 

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