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Old 09 February 2010, 10:02   #1
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It's not me !!

Just had a conversation with a friend of mine.
From up North.
He was telling me there was a speedboat hull 18 foot just sold on the well known auction site and the guys going to make it into a rib using the hull as it is..
as it still had the lipping of the mould on it.??

It's NOT ME by the way !!

The tubes will I would have thought be about 18" above the water.maybe more.
Surely that's not safe is it ?.

I was under the impression the tubes were either just touching or on the water.
Like my rib.

He just give me the mould details seems it has now been sold maybe to the same fella.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Old 09 February 2010, 11:24   #2
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Well, if the hull was seaworthy to begin with, I can't see how adding a bit of rubber is going to make it unsafe.

Not exactly practical, perhaps, but not unsafe.

Look at it this way: The tubes might cushion the forehead when stumbling after too many beers while fishing, which would actually increase safety.

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Old 09 February 2010, 11:47   #3
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Well, if the hull was seaworthy to begin with, I can't see how adding a bit of rubber is going to make it unsafe.

Not exactly practical, perhaps, but not unsafe.

Look at it this way: The tubes might cushion the forehead when stumbling after too many beers while fishing, which would actually increase safety.

jky
I would have thought they would serve NO purpose whatsoever
and may make the boat a little bit tippy from side to side. and any speed.
that's why I asked the question.

As for seaworthy looks like half a boat the hull can't be that high .
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Old 09 February 2010, 11:49   #4
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[QUOTE=Sonar;338306] Just had a conversation with a friend of mine.
From up North.
He was telling me there was a speedboat hull 18 foot just sold on the well known auction site and the guys going to make it into a rib using the hull as it is..
as it still had the lipping of the mould on it.??

It's NOT ME by the way !!

The tubes will I would have thought be about 18" above the water.maybe more.
Surely that's not safe is it ?.

I was under the impression the tubes were either just touching or on the water.
Like my rib.

He just give me the mould details seems it has now been sold maybe to the same fella.

they don't leave the whole side on silly, the trim it down to anywhere between 3 to 6 inches above the waterline at the back and make the shape up as they head forward, then glass a flange on to take the tubes, job done, when you starting?
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Old 09 February 2010, 16:02   #5
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Just had a conversation with a friend of mine.
From up North.
He was telling me there was a speedboat hull 18 foot just sold on the well known auction site and the guys going to make it into a rib using the hull as it is..
as it still had the lipping of the mould on it.??

It's NOT ME by the way !!

The tubes will I would have thought be about 18" above the water.maybe more.
Surely that's not safe is it ?.

I was under the impression the tubes were either just touching or on the water.
Like my rib.

He just give me the mould details seems it has now been sold maybe to the same fella.

they don't leave the whole side on silly, the trim it down to anywhere between 3 to 6 inches above the waterline at the back and make the shape up as they head forward, then glass a flange on to take the tubes, job done, when you starting?
I have read a lot on the forum and asked a fair bit about home build and decided that as i already have what to me seems a good rib i will not be building one myself.
Nor a fishing boat.

I did as you know look into it.

Decided when the time comes Just buy one Sorted.!!
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very wise decision
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Decided when the time comes Just buy one Sorted.!!
You could buy a project?
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very wise decision
I had some very good advise from another member P he knows who he is.

With that advise and a whole lot of questions answered i made what I think was the best decision..

I would think I would have at least a couple of years to enjoy what i have until i would like another.

Thanks everybody I could have made a few costly mistakes.
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You could buy a project?
don't you start i'm in enough trouble
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I had some very good advise from another member P he knows who he is.

With that advise and a whole lot of questions answered i made what I think was the best decision..

I would think I would have at least a couple of years to enjoy what i have until i would like another.

Thanks everybody I could have made a few costly mistakes.
maybe try something later on, if it turn's into a passion like with me you won't stop where you are, the advise you got was good but don't let it stop your imagination and ideas
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