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Old 12 March 2009, 18:26   #41
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Old 12 March 2009, 18:32   #42
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Old 13 March 2009, 04:51   #43
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What do you over laminate the transom top with? chopped strand by the look of it.
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Old 13 March 2009, 04:54   #44
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Old 16 March 2009, 16:09   #45
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Hi there,

thinking about structural problems on a RIBCRAFT:

















































The only thing that got absolutly nothing was the Ribcaft and the TRANSOM!
Any questions about structural problems?
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Old 16 March 2009, 16:35   #46
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thinking about structural problems on a RIBCRAFT:

The only thing that got absolutly nothing was the Ribcaft and the TRANSOM!
Any questions about structural problems?
Yes ..

First ..whilst these pics have been posted before , I wouldnt fancy my chances supposing the transom was made of blooming 'Kryptonite' when 40 tonne hits it the wrong way !!
Second .. that transom looks like it has double knees on it, no wonder its stronger than the op's transom, particularly as its also fitted with a massive spreader plate .. hmm wonder what that suggests ?
Third .. there are no close up photos of the transom to verify what you say .. although I don't doubt it, if the trucks radiator absorbed a sharp outboard leg, and the trailer bounced favourably, whilst its draw bar collapsed absorbing energy too.
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Old 16 March 2009, 16:37   #47
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So is that massive metal plate on the inside of the transom standard then?
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Old 16 March 2009, 16:46   #48
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Since there's fibreglass and plywood embedded in the front of the lorry. If it's not from the Ribcraft then the actual main lorry impact was with something else so your photos are more than slightly misleading. Silly boy.

It could of course be the lorry which is made from plywood and then I'd be wrong.
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Since there's fibreglass and plywood embedded in the front of the lorry. If it's not from the Ribcraft then the actual main lorry impact was with something else so your photos are more than slightly misleading. Silly boy.

It could of course be the lorry which is made from plywood and then I'd be wrong.
Back end of the caravan ? on its way to the rib
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Old 16 March 2009, 17:04   #50
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Back end of the caravan ? on its way to the rib
I would say thats about right, the lorry clearly clipped the caravan and then hit the outboard leg on the side twisting it off the transom and buckling the trailer draw bar. A direct straight rear shunt would have certainly smashed the transom before the draw bar buckled, that steel would not buckle easily under direct compression!
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