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Old 05 September 2005, 17:19   #61
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Bloody hell... you think v-type is a ripped off Olmec???

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Old 06 September 2005, 02:41   #62
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Bloody hell... you think v-type is a ripped off Olmec???

v-type is not a ripped off Olmec, we did some moulding for Olmec last year where we moulded three boats for them, these were 6.1m very narrow beam boats, the mould was delivered and then collected was the moulding was done, v-type however is a completley different product.
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Old 06 September 2005, 02:47   #63
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David, I think you're having your leg gently pulled!

Let's open another little can of wriggly things, shall we? http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....ight=hullrazor
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we did some moulding for Olmec last year where we moulded three boats for them,
Was it tempting to take a splash off one while it was with you
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Was it tempting to take a splash off one while it was with you
Ive got enough to do with my own brand thanks, considering the thread ive just read iam very suprised as this is not the first time this has happended
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Let's open another little can of wriggly things, shall we?
Trouble maker...........
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Sorry to be ignorant of marine fibreglass process, and wishing to understand this convoluted ribincestofest a little better, but i always though a "splash mould" was a temporary device used for limited production of an item, following which it deteriorated to the degree that it was unsusable. Or, is it the method by which one obtains a mould, i.e. of an existing model or a bit of both. Presumably, a non "splashed" mould is one which is built from drawings alone and thus is original. Also presumably, the "splash" mould is taken from the outside of an existing product (female?) which means then that you use the inside (male?) for taking the actual "copy" of the thing.

Am I right? To be honest, there seems an awful lot of work involved in even nicking a copy!!

A bit obvious in a small industry one would have thought....
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To build a mould from scratch involves building a "plug" first. This is a one-off fabrication of the hull design, and it takes a huge amount of work to get it completed to the necessary standard.

The mould is then taken from the outside of the plug.

Obviously taking an existing boat and turning it over is a lot quicker and easier than designing and making a plug. It also means that anyone with basic laminating skills can produce a mould, even if they lack the design skills and plug making skills that would be required to produce their own design.

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I am much obliged for your reply Mr Kennet and things are now much clearer. I am, however, still intrigued by the origin of the word "splash" as applied to the practice of (presumably) copying an existing product in glassfibre. Why "splash" exactly? I have a picture in my mind of rip-off artists at midnight desperately splashing on epoxy before the security patrols grabbed them. Would this be about right??
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