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Old 12 June 2017, 13:43   #1
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So how big is it? (Said the actress to the bishop)

After a lot of debate what you actually measure is still a confused response.

So how long is your rib? Do you measure from the bow to the transom? Or the bow to the end of the tubes? In a straight line or following the curve of the tube? And do all manufactures do it the same way?

If they don't them some described as say 6.5 may we'll be under 6 with another manufacturer where one measures tubes and the other to the transom

Anyone who can shed any light on this dark art?
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Measure from the tip of the bow tube, to a "theoretical" point midships along a line between the cone ends.


EDIT: Manufacturers measure different ways, and often the size given is rounded off to suit their marketers.
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Interesting post
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So tube length not hull length? I can see that if the tubes are in the water if not seems a tad wrong
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So tube length not hull length? I can see that if the tubes are in the water if not seems a tad wrong
Make Wilk right on this time Neil!..

Length denial....I wonder what the Technical Term is?...Tube Dysmorphia???
...Told you Mate it's 9m!!
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Obviously there are several lengths to consider - all of which can exist simultaneously (like Schrodinger's Cat) until a tape measure is applied.
  1. The real length - that fits in a shed of given dimensions
  2. The Manufacturer's length - that fits in the catalogue
  3. The Marina length - that fits under a given price threshold
  4. The Bar Counter length - whatever your imagination can achieve
Roughly applied to the willkcraft this equates as:
  1. 9.96m*
  2. 9.5m - so MUCH smaller than the Stormforce 1050 that measured 10.4m
  3. Well under 10m, Commodore
  4. Well large

* If you had something that was 9.96 somethings long and someone asked you how long it was - what would be your answer?

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Fishermans tale it is then managed by tube pressure that can add and subtract as you pump
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