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Old 03 February 2002, 19:50   #1
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Blow up to Ali up

Does anyone know how I can get plans to turn a full inflatable 18ft Achilles into a Aliminum bottom? Any online access would be great because I live in New Zealand.
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Old 04 February 2002, 11:21   #2
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I haven't a clue how you do that or even if it's feasable.
I would, however, wish you the best of luck and please post your and your boats photo in the gallery section of this website and let us know how you get on.
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Whilst you might be able to re-use the tubes from the inflatable, I'm really not sure that it would be viable. As far as I can see it would mean designing the hull to fit the tubes which is really the wrong way round!

I would guess that the cost of the aluminium hull would be far greater than the price of a new set of tubes, and re-usung them might be a false economy.

If you've got a hull in mind, then I would try the various NZ RIB manufacturers and see if they would make a set of tubes to suit.

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