Originally Posted by Tim M
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.
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.