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Old 23 April 2012, 14:30   #11
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Like a small jump on the trailer? But the "step" is so thick? Note that we made it look like this to let it dry. How should we repair it?
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Old 23 April 2012, 15:59   #12
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I will pre-empt my answer by saying I don't have much knowlegde about laying up a hull, but I would think any wood used in the chines (step) would be laminated over with fibreglass before the stiffeners and bulkheads are put in place. Most of the time, the wood in these locations isn't so much structural, as there just to keep the shape of the fibreglass until it cures. It obviously will be adding some strength but I don't think that is its primary purpose. The reason I think this is because you quite often get foam cored hulls and foam cored stringers where the foam has no real strength to it. It is just a former. However, you really don't want a wet transom
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Thanks for that answer Erin! How do you guys think that we should repair this damage? Some kins of filler?
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Hi Baggen,

I will help you out...

Mike Whitham from Whitham glassfibre near Liverpool has built all the hulls for Osprey Vipermax's and will have built your hull.

I have emailed him these pictures for his advice. No one else knows these hulls better than Mike (IMO one of the best features of an Osprey is that you know one man has built every single one of them)

I will catch up with Mike tomorrow to find out what he suggests...

Is there any chance you could get the hull back over to the UK?
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Old 23 April 2012, 17:22   #15
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Thanks a lot for that Chris, really appreciate it! Maybe, we are looking for a second rib in the 5-6 meter size to have as our second boat instead of the Chris Craft. Our plan is to but the boat in England, so maybe that would be possible when we do that. Probably not. We have some contact with the reseller in Sweden, Grand Rib and Mr. Petrov. They have done some work on the engine and pontoons. We tried to fill the damage with glass fiber and gelcoatfiller. Which clearly didn't work. Thats why we now opened it up more and try to make it dry in there with a fan.

Would it help with the serialnumber? Maybe thats a way to get some history on the boat as well?

Thanks for all the help from you guys!
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Old 23 April 2012, 17:23   #16
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Whitham glassfibre near Liverpool has built all the hulls for Osprey Vipermax's
I thought that was just under licence from Brugge Marine in Belgium. Do they not build Vipermax's in Belgium too?
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Is there any chance you could get the hull back over to the UK?

Yes if he uses this website www.shiply.com as I have just found out..

and I'll be posting more details about my experience shortly with much regards to the fellow on here who alerted me to the site
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Brugge Marine own the brand and Mike Whitham does all the GRP moulding work. The huls are then shipped over to Europe.
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Yepp, it says UK-OVM and in the end of the number 1-02 so I guess its made in England.
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Brugge Marine own the brand and Mike Whitham does all the GRP moulding work. The huls are then shipped over to Europe.
Ah, I see. Didn't realise that. How does one man satisfy the whole of Europe with Osprey hulls and still have time to do his other grp work?

As for repairing the damage, I would have thought the normal way would be to grind it back with a tapered edge and patch it with reducing sizes of mat with epoxy resin.
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