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Old 17 October 2016, 13:48   #1
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Avon Searider Strakes?

Before I start blasting holes in my boat, does anyone know what material the Avon Searider's strakes are cored with?

Hollow? Putty? Balsa? Plywood?
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What do you mean by "strakes"?
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Old 18 October 2016, 11:59   #3
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What do you mean by "strakes"?
They're sometimes called "chines" too...the "V" profile pieces on the bottom to improve the tracking of the hull.
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Argh ok. Strake is term usually used to refer to the rubber part that stops the tube rubbing when alongside a pontoon / dock / other boat.

The hull is simply a laminated GRP moulding so the inside follows the shape of be outside. Nothing else in there apart from the transom which is largely ply, and of course the deck which is also ply.
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Argh ok. Strake is term usually used to refer to the rubber part that stops the tube rubbing when alongside a pontoon / dock / other boat.

The hull is simply a laminated GRP moulding so the inside follows the shape of be outside. Nothing else in there apart from the transom which is largely ply, and of course the deck which is also ply.
Rubstrake?

I think this a cultural terminology thing...kinda like "GRP". Almost nobody in the Americas calls fiberglass "GRP".



That's odd though, I have a slightly different hull from the Searider, but as far as I can tell, it was the same lam schedule as the Searider 5.4m. Non-flooding hull. I have a deck plate where I thru-bolted my console, and when I look inside, there is no huge indent where the strakes/chines are.
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Mine are definitely filled with some kind of compound. No idea what it is but those are solid. Floor on the inside is flat where the chines go. I think I have heard a term "double skinned" Pictures are from damaged chines from commercial rescue specced SR6.
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My sons just put the floor back in an sr4 and the lower chines are filled inside so the hull inside looks as if there is only one chine which is the upper one the floor sits on not sure what with but definitely filled
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Mine are definitely filled with some kind of compound. No idea what it is but those are solid. Floor on the inside is flat where the chines go. I think I have heard a term "double skinned" Pictures are from damaged chines from commercial rescue specced SR6.
Looks like fiber-thickened putty.

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