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Old 07 January 2011, 05:45   #1
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alien cowls

do people use these or are they not suited for the rib market,?

i have returned from lands down under with access to mercury and yamaha moulds
bridport and f1 style units only ever really seen them on ski boats my self and god dam expensive bit of grp
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Old 07 January 2011, 06:19   #2
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The guys on boatmad like 'em.

What sort of money are you looking at for one and can you also do the lower tray?
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Old 07 January 2011, 07:10   #3
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Here's an osprey with one they look pretty good to me especially if you can alter it to fit a 300xs
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Ignorant question.....what is the reason behind them? Do they 'breath better' /come from a racing background or is it purely aesthetic?

Always assumed the first, but I know the F1 boats didn't use them....they did chop at /modify the factory hoods to improve air flow though.

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I think they originate from race engines, starting out as homemade by race boat owners/independant teams for various reasons, breathability, aerodynamics, carbon ones for light weight, also they can be used for accommodating certain aftermarket parts like big alternators, manifolds? etc.

I doubt you'll ever see them taking off in the rib market, rib owners by their nature don't go in for aesthetics. Not saying ribs are ugly, I think ribbers are the type of people that see the form in the function!

Similarly, apart from the obvious towing requirement, that's probably why a lot of us own 4X4's, like ribs they're designed to do a job, they do it well and they look good because of it
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Not saying ribs are ugly
No, the owners normally fulfill that criteria . Bit like pets really. I reckon you could have a line up of boats and owners, and there's a good chance you be able to match most owners to their boats.
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I reckon you could have a line up of boats and owners, and there's a good chance you be able to match most owners to their boats.
Think that goes for wife's and dogs too...
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jet lag bloody body clock is all over the place,

i have many parts to these moulds so not 100% sure what is what yet but will do once i start messing with them.
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