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Old 31 October 2006, 15:50   #1
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New baby birth

Here are some pics of my new ride which is under construction. These were taken 10 days ago. I hope to collect this weekend!!

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Old 31 October 2006, 15:55   #2
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Hi,

Hope you enjoy it. I read an article on these boats in last months RIB International. If I remember rightly the article said they were basically Geminis. Had a go on a slightly larger one earlier this year in the Solent chop and I was well impressed. Solid boat. If your putting a Tohatsu 70 on the back I expect it will be a really fast boat. And don't forget to post some more pics later.

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so how does that bracing work then..... The hull and bracing both look like cured forms.... isnt fibreglass best at sticking to itself when wet or structual strength can be comprimised??
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But the bracing does look big.
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Don't forget your BUNGS !!!

And the bracing must be different to a Gemini because that had a underfloor void that seemed to run the whole length of the boat. It did when I looked in it to find the source of the boats leak and saw the paddles floating around.

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so how does that bracing work then..... The hull and bracing both look like cured forms.... isnt fibreglass best at sticking to itself when wet or structual strength can be comprimised??
But isnt the strength already in that substantial chassis bracing? It looks beefy to me. I presume the edges are trimmed and then fixed to both the hull and deck with fibreglass matting during the next phase of manufacture. I must ask.

I can only say that I have test driven one for an afternoon in the menai straits and it was...well awesome!
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the new rib is nearly finished, Motor just being fitted

I collect at the weekend. Once back home I will refit the steering, controls, electronics , A frame etc..
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Is it me or is that a ladder to get up to the jockey seat!!!
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Looks like some sort of rod holder a guy would fit if he has had problems, i.e. may have lost one or two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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