Anyway the new system that is up and running in the new R&D centre is called RTM Light closed moulding (stands for Resin Transfer Moulding)
Whilst I was there, they were making a single jockey seat, normally this takes many hours of labour to construct manually as it would have been rolled by hand the normal labour intensive traditional way.
Basically with this new system, the fibre glass weave is placed in to a Vat type thing (picture 1 ,2 and 3) and under a vacuum presssure (blue machine) the resin, which is pre heated with a 2% mixture of Catalist ,together is forced and bled down the side of the seat moulding to make a seat base.
Takes 1 hour
to set the machine up to the completed moulding of the seat, I would imagine that saves 3 hours or more labour per unit which would ensure a faster build for your new Rib.
Using the RTM Closed system they acheive a total 100% coverage at exactly the same thickness they want. If you want the seat base to be thicker in some parts and not other, it can be easily done, any extra waste goes into a catchpot through a hole shown at the bottom.
Last picture is my new hull...... Yeeeeha