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Old 17 July 2010, 05:23   #11
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Ok so I just bought a 3.85m Achilles ex surf boat. So I'm not in as much rush to complete this project as I was but I would still like to complete it and maybe Donate/Sell for cheap to my dive club or someone in it...
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Old 19 July 2010, 05:27   #12
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Hi,

After spending 7ish hours cleaning the front hood cover, I am considering removing it. I was going to just use a hair dryer and slowly work my way around. Theory is that doing this will let me restore the actual tubes, rather than restoring the hood cover. Also, I can then use the hood cover to cut up as patches or just reattatch it.

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You won't be the first nor the last person to do that.

If you Are careful cutting, you could leave the current join, and use the wide section to form a double skin on the bow toobs - saves removing & tidying the old joint, and gives wear protection against ropes etc. Humber double skin the bows on their "industrial" spec boats.
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