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....