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Old 21 August 2014, 18:56   #21
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The early ones were foam filled...
Interesting. I do remember reading that somewhere but I always imagined something along the lines of the bricks they put in catamaran hulls.
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Old 03 October 2014, 10:35   #22
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bit of an update, dark nights are not helping but my spot light is helping no end,



winged back rest picked up from ed.



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some photos of the damage to the keel after sanding back before reinforcing, i have decided to add a layer of glass to the whole hull as it flexed more that i liked, also will be adding duckting and bulkheads instead of the previous foam













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Looking at the pictures of the inside of the hull I notice that there aren't any stiffeners - frames or stringers.

I wonder if the foam was originally intended to back up the hull shell structurally. Obviously you've commented that the hull flexed too much for your liking which may indicate that the foam had crushed a little.

I would have thouight that some form of structure would be needed under the floor.
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Yea. I spoke with mike Witham as I didn't want to have to use foam and suggested the newer models had bulkheads so will be fitting these at the next stage
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I have found that mike Witham is very freely helpfull and deserves any business he can be given.
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Yea. I spoke with mike Witham as I didn't want to have to use foam and suggested the newer models had bulkheads so will be fitting these at the next stage
A stringer either side too?
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Looks so familiar, welcome to my world, first thing you need is a build spec, stringers, height, distance apart, bulkheads, fuel tank, underfloor trunking, deck fixing plates or strengthening plates, and blah blah blah, good luck
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Are stringers required as well as bulkheads? When I got the console and was talking to mike he just said to put bulkheads in. One 10in from the transom and then every 50cm from there
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I would think that stringers were more important than bulkheads
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