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Old 16 March 2016, 15:17   #1
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bash guard

had a bit of time lately so have been finishing off some items i starting making last summer.

This is a Carbon fibre bow bash guard, it is due to the height of pontoons being perfect to fit just under the tubes at the bow...

i have a keel guard to finish and fit next.....
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Old 16 March 2016, 15:34   #2
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So is the carbon just for prettiness? I understood it wasn't significantly better than GRP in compressive strength.
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Looks and strength compared to gel coat.

the grp v carbon is all about type of cloth used and the variation in weave layup.

This is purely to stop the gel coat getting chipped and is easy to re paint.
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I luuurv carbon fibre.

I'd like one of those guards but I'd sit it on my coffee table and admire it.

Looks sweet.
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Personally, I prefer not to drive into stuff.
Where's your sense of adventure?
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Pointing it out to sea, not at lumps of granite and concrete.
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Thanks, helpful and useful contributions there........

When you use a boat most days and are loading gear and equipment into it, dropping people off and picking up with not much time to spare in cross tides, sometime, just sometimes you come bow in, now in your sea rider its low so you would not ride up onto the pontoon, but I suffer from a higher bow, so to save my gel coat have fitted this, I take your point.

but think it's Not helpful......

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Thanks, helpful and useful contributions there........

When you use a boat most days and are loading gear and equipment into it, dropping people off and picking up with not much time to spare in cross tides, sometime, just sometimes you come bow in, now in your sea rider its low so you would not ride up onto the pontoon, but I suffer from a higher bow, so to save my gel coat have fitted this, I take your point.

but think it's Not helpful......

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Chill,,I doubt if there is any harm in their banter,,they probably jealous they didn't design something like that, it does look nice
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Butty, I absolutely love it! Can you make one for me too? I have the roughly the same bow.

Did you glue something to the tube as well? looks like it
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