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Old 20 May 2017, 14:02   #1
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Greetings all the way from South Africa

Been browsing the forums for a while, and thought it's time I make my first post

So I recently purchased a 4.6m rib. No motor or console etc.

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First thing done, was grinded and repainted the deck.

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Transom and deck prepped:

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Coat of flowcoat on the deck, sprinkled heavily with very fine sand:

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Old 20 May 2017, 14:05   #2
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Excess sand vacuumed:

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Final layer of flowcoat on the deck and transom

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Old 20 May 2017, 14:18   #3
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Next stop, building the consol

Never worked with fibreglass before, so after many tutorial vids, decided to make a one off mould using dry wall material (aka rhino board in this part of the world)

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The joins were filled and smoothened:

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Applied polish to and buffed the mould (dry wall material) about 5 times hoping that the fibreglass​ would not adhere after curing.
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Old 20 May 2017, 14:29   #4
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Then applied resin and 5 layers of 450 chop strand matting

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Sanded that down once it cured and removed the mould. Didnt slide off. Had to break off pieces but that came off with not much effort

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Hatches​ and helm inspection holes cut, excess glass trimmed and console sanded down. Was impatient to see what it would look like on the boat:

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That's where I'm at currently. Will post new images when I make more progress
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Old 20 May 2017, 15:01   #5
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Good Luck with the new Progect,go to commend all your work so far!
...and welcome to Ribnet!
Post some pics when you get Her on the water
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Old 21 May 2017, 12:39   #6
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Thank you 😉

Still a while to get her onto the water. But will definitely send more pics as I progress along
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