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Old 01 February 2011, 03:50   #41
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Hmmmmm!

The man who makes boats says No
The man who rescues folks from sinking boats says Yes

I'm sure there's no agenda at work here
OK If you cost the labour at 0.00 and you're confident of doing a job worth being seen in and you have a hull that is scrap anyway then it might be worth it. Personally I wouldn't bother with any hard boat hull that is usable as it will never be anything other than a converted hard boat - of course if you're going to make a mould and spend ages on it as a project and make one for yourself then it would be a great project, but as soon as you sell anything it's splashing!

Still don't think it's worth it!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 01 February 2011, 04:13   #42
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if you've got loads of time (and i mean loads) and an old hull, it's doable, it wont be just cutting the deck and sides off and putting a set of tubes on that's for sure.
the floor on the hardboat will probaly be at the wrong height and the transom will have got some of it's support from the bits you will cut off, i have seen in some hardboats that the transom doesn't go right across the back of the boat, so new transom maybe, let's go to forming the ears on the transom while we're there, you will need to know attachment flange height and tube size beforehand. will you guess the displacement of the finished boat, if you get it wrong the tubes maybe to high or low when in the water
i used to work for a rib company that used a powerboat mould to make there 10m so i know what you will encounter.
i hate to alway's agree with cookee, but if he talk's sense then who am i
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Old 01 February 2011, 08:27   #43
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i hate to alway's agree with cookee, but if he talk's sense then who am i
I always knew there was someone out there that understood what the hell I was going on about!
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