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Old 18 July 2015, 17:26   #11
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I made a bow box couple years back very much inspired by Festinghouse.
Bolted to the floor board using m8 stainless coach bolts.
Made from 12mm marine ply.
Painted it with flow coat paint - which is bomb proof!!
Airflow cushion on top and it doubles as a seat.
Stainless hinges and locks.
Makes use of an other wise unused space and definitely helps to keep the bow down when your out on your lonesome.
Cost me 70 quid all in.
Wouldn't be without it now.
certainly looks the part
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Old 18 July 2015, 23:19   #12
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Great reply guys..... Gives me some ideas anyway!!!! I forgot to mention that the very front of the sib is actually wood. Does this matter at all?
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Old 19 July 2015, 04:32   #13
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front floor board? thats pretty normal and means you have something solid to bolt to. on my box i used a hole saw to cut large round holes where the valves are so you can access them through the box rather than having to remove it to put air into the tubes. bolt through from underneath so that the thread of the bolt doesnt damage the hull material.
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Old 19 July 2015, 04:58   #14
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Yep most sibs have a wooden floor board upfront, mine included.
I measured the bow floor and cut a cardboard template to ensure my box would not foul the tubes.
Built a wooden frame.
I never put a floor in mine.
I used adhesive backed rubberised foam.
Stuck this to the bottom edges of the frame / box.
Once clamped onto the floor it forms a really good seal against the floor board.

If im out and its choppy I use my home made spray hood over the bow area.
It keeps everything nice n dry upfront.
That's another project tho
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Meant to add.
When I made the spray hood I changed the hinges from the side of the bow box to the front.
It now opens front straight forwards.
I have a it the prop to hold the lid up if i need access to its contents when the spray hood is on.
Works a treat.
Happy sibbing.
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