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Old 24 May 2007, 15:37   #21
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No shit, Sherlock........


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To Quote Ribcraft's website... " Chop Strand Mat and roving clothes are placed and laminated into position by Ribcraft's highly skilled laminators. All stages of construction are closely monitored by computer to ensure correct humidity and temperature "
A nice piece of fibreglass curtain moulded into the hull could be quite pretty.
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Old 24 May 2007, 15:37   #22
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Its defo a Resin Spray system but i don't see a chopper. And if you look at the CSM over the floor, you can see where it has been folded. And on the hull at the back where the stringers have been glassed in, the CSM has been cut, not chopped... Some companies use a Spray system just to wet out.

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Old 24 May 2007, 15:38   #23
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Its defo a Resin Spray system but i don't see a chopper. And if you look at the CSM over the floor, you can see where it has been folded. And on the hull at the back where the stringers have been glassed in, the CSM has been cut, not chopped... Some companies use a Spray system just to wet out.


There ya go..... a simple explanation....

On the deck photo ... they must trim the oversize mat ... which you can see on the Parker shots.... a lot more accurately... I am impressed by such attention to detail...
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Old 24 May 2007, 15:51   #24
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Richard,

Interesting thread.
Amazing amount of "insider" knowledge you have.
To the untrained eye one may think Andre has you on the pay role!

Is it possible to compare a 9m to what would seem to be a 6m hull?
Surely they would be very different in construction? IMHO.

One of the reasons I picked a Ribcraft over anything else was their awesome reputation of strength and build quality.
Not one Ribcraft owner I have spoken had anything bad to say about the vessel.
The residual value on second hand Ribcraft's only support this.
Not many can say the same.

To answer the question re the drum it is part of a resin fed roller system for wetting out the combination snd chop strand mat used in the prodution process. No choppers in Yeovil!!
As most in the know understand choppers are the anti christ!

I am at the factory tomorrow will post more pix after.

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Old 24 May 2007, 16:13   #25
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...... No choppers in Yeovil!!
As most in the know understand choppers are the anti christ!
Good for them! Long may it remain so!
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I thought most people would prefer a molded deck. What are you opinions on removable tubes (bolted on or slide on). Also, what about bolted on seats and consoles vs. bonded?
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Interesting thread.
Amazing amount of "insider" knowledge you have.
To the untrained eye one may think Andre has you on the pay role!
Nooo such luck, just spent 2 days in the Parker factory with nothing else to do other than make a nuisance of myself.
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Old 24 May 2007, 19:44   #28
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Whilst waiting for a RIB to be repaired under warranty (That had no wood involved in its construction) a couple of years ago I came across a young repairer doing some repairs on the same boat as I was waiting to get repaired but in a different area of the boat. After talking to him it became apparent that he had no love of modern boat building techniques that saved money and said that the reason a lot of boats were having problems with cracking and breaking up was because they had no ply in their construction.

Just thought I would add my pennies worth.

Surely if wood is used in boat construction its going to be marine grade ply that has some resistance to water and its going to be covered or sealed in something to provide another layer of construction.
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Jon, if you see my 6.5m there tomorrow you won't take a pic if you have a chance, or let me know what stage its at?

Much appreciated

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Jon, if you see my 6.5m there tomorrow you won't take a pic if you have a chance, or let me know what stage its at?

Much appreciated

Thanks
Well am here as I type and sadly they don't want me on the payroll!!
Ah Well.

Saw your boat and she is inside and they seem to be franitically working on it and not a chop gun insight!

Looks like she is coming on well.

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