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Old 09 March 2010, 02:09   #1
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A hard nose

Has anybody on the forum made there own hard nose for their rib ?.

How did you go about starting the moulding plug.
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Old 09 March 2010, 02:21   #2
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Has anybody on the forum made there own hard nose for their rib ?.

How did you go about starting the moulding plug.
why
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I have seen one and used a rib with one. It was made by covering the nose with tin foil taped to the tubes and then just lay up fibreglass on it.

Once hard you can deflate the tubes and then slide the “nose cone” off trim to the required size. Job done.

It was used to enable the boat to go bow on to barnacle encrusted sea walls with out ripping the life out of the tubes.

It is not a true hard nose like a Redbay etc but will provide you a degree of protection etc.
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I have seen one and used a rib with one. It was made by covering the nose with tin foil taped to the tubes and then just lay up fibreglass on it.

Once hard you can deflate the tubes and then slide the “nose cone” off trim to the required size. Job done.

It was used to enable the boat to go bow on to barnacle encrusted sea walls with out ripping the life out of the tubes.

It is not a true hard nose like a Redbay etc but will provide you a degree of protection etc.
I am thinking I may well make a hard nose using foam and filla for the finish.Just to form the plug for a mould.

I have a bit of time on my hands at the moment and for medical reasons cant go bouncing about in a rib.

However i guess I can still go through the motions of building one.

I have today started to form a hard nose and hope to put up some pictures later this week.
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If its just to run up against encrusted walls etc why not just put fendering over the nose.
I push up against walls and rocks regularly and had heavy duty fendering fitted for this very reason to the whole bow (see pic) , it gets scratched but surely a hard nose won't be just scratched but will be making all sorts of crunching and scraping noises plus will get broken?
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I am thinking I may well make a hard nose using foam and filla for the finish.Just to form the plug for a mould.
Might be worth having a chat with Reiver Boats in Stanley, they did have the moulds the XR24 a hard nosed rib.

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Might be worth having a chat with Reiver Boats in Stanley, they did have the moulds the XR24 a hard nosed rib.

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Hi Pete thanks for the info.

I thought i would have a go at the plug.
will not cost me to much with a bit of free foam and some plaster.

if it all goes wrong no worries except for getting it to the local tip.
not looking too bad already.
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Yep plaster well overtrowled it go's shiny and smooth so long as it is very dry and polished i thought it might be worth a go..

on the Eastcoast fibreglass website it shows a mould being made out of plaster and wire mesh

thought I would have a go.

For a total cost of £8.00 it's worth a bash.
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