Originally Posted by dogcatfish
Have been watching this thread with interest. Can I question you're motives JF? It seems like you're not simply against splashing...
Well spotted! unlike a good few people on here, who's only interest is saving a few quid (read, greedy & mean) I also happen to despise liars, and anyone who tries to insult my inteligence, Leeway continues to do both.
I'd like to clear up another apparent myth.
'CUT N SHUT'.
What an interesting phrase!
A term used to describe the act of taking one half of a car (the un damaged end) and welding to another, with the intension of creating a complete car, that to the untrained eye will look like an ordinary, legitimate and undamaged vehicle.
How then, does this term find it's way into boatbuilding?
The front of a Merc 500sl, is rather unlikely to blend too well with the rear of a Seat Ibiza, is it.
So, this 'Cut n Shut' hull...made from two hard boat running surfaces, how does that work?
A hull, any hull, is made up of thousands of unique curves, angles and details, deadrise angle and type, number, style and size of spray rails, beam, is it a delta or parallel hull. virtually infinite are the differences tween one and another and the chances of two different hulls being close enough to build a hybrid from are zilch. I'd go as far as to say, the only rear half of a boat that the front half of a P18 would fit (or visa-versa) is another P18!
This story of a cut n shut is pure poppycock, and another complete lie from Leeway. In fact it makes me laugh that people on this site are even using the phrase at all with respect to hull design, as is gives (in a sad and missguided way) the benifit of the doubt to leeways clear lack of understanding.
On another forum, I watched in tears as another forum member had to correct Leeways posting, where he described the hull as a 'steep vee' rather than the usual 'deep vee', and the outer most spray rail as the 'chime' rather than the 'chine'. ...quite a naval architecht in the making there me thinks.
I dispise the splashing,
I dispise the bare faced lies,
And I dispise the insult to my, and many other peoples inteligence.
If he could manage to do business without the above three faults, I'd be the first to applaud him.
I concede that his ribs are clearly very cheap (even with the 10% price hike) they may even do the requird job, and thus are the ideal purchace for some of you. But be taken in by his totaly fictional story of the origins of the hull, complete with the absolute Gem of a tale about the 'cut n shut', leaves me speechles (very rare). I can only assume you're all stupid.