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Old 10 October 2011, 04:08   #11
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as with John, there you go, we craned the mould on to see what it would fit like before we went too far on the Shakespeare rib
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Old 10 October 2011, 16:01   #12
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as with John, there you go, we craned the mould on to see what it would fit like before we went too far on the Shakespeare rib
but we only did that after i had taken loads of measurements of my rib and biffers mould, which convinced me it should work and was worth a go.

I also took side on pics of mine and biffs rib, scaled them roughly, and literally cut out the pic of his cabin and stuck onto pic of my boat - it looked like it could be spot on, which offering up the mould with my console removed proved

It's a good result, but still have to fit it out inside
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A russian example of a closed bow on a smaller rib.

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The Russian one gives me a good idea. I reckon I could do that as a cover with fibreglass stiffening poles and little cups glued on the tubes to take the rods

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Biffer,

You're basing it all on this aren't you

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Bugger me that's ugly

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IMHO it depends on the boat's bow shape and how and where you use your boat. It was one of the options I considered when designing my boat layout but it was rejected in favour of an open front deck. I often boat lighthanded and for safety reasons standing on an elevated bow to deploy or lift and anchor, rocking and rolling in a fource 4-5 was too dangerous an option. I you have an anchor windlass then this might not be a consideration provided it is reliable at releasing and stowing the anchor, many are not. Also, I use the front deck as a social area and it has protection from the sea breeze provided by the raised bow tubes, which is useful.

If there is a possibility of a stuffing in your boating then a front deck will need to be strongly built to carry and deflect the substatial weight of water.
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Thanks gents. Some serious food for thought. There is some structural work to do down below deck, But thinking about biffers boat, the deck would probably come up in the front for that sort of install. My only concern is I want to maintain the low slung bucket seat style, having neary been spat off my other boats jockeys. I have given up on them and being up high on a deck.

As for stuffing. Is it possible?? Always in any boat surely. but with twin steps and tapered tubes. I'll let you know......
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Tapered tubes would need a bit more thought and probaly that mould couldn't be altered enough to suit your boat. I'm assuming you want something low that you can crawl into or stuff gear into. That is quite doable

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