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Old 27 June 2008, 07:07   #1
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what do people think of hard nose ribs??

what do you all think to hard nose ribs??

I am just in the middle of making a plug/mould and thinking of building myself a rib with a hard nose! just wondering if its a good idea or not?

I see scorpion don't offer it as a option anymore..?
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Old 27 June 2008, 07:33   #2
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When those two lottery tickets I just put on come up trumps tonight I'll be having a Stormforce 11 so I certainly like the idea on a big effoff dream RIB

Not sure about the idea on a small one though... I think they look a bit "wrong" on an open RIB for some reason.

Go for it and see what happens
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Old 27 June 2008, 07:35   #3
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Have several advantages that I can think of.

1. Stops the tubes falling off.

2. Creates a dry storage area in a space that can't be used with all round tubes.

3. Means two tubes instead of one large one. Possible cost saving on tube price with no complicated nose section and 2 or 4 compartments instead of five. Simpler to fit possibly, have tubes sent to you rather than transport hull to darkest Cornwall? Certainly cheaper to repair in the event of major damage.

4. Valves hidden in the hardnose mean cleaner lines.

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Old 27 June 2008, 07:38   #4
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I see them as necessary on a huge rib where the tubes are at risk of being ripped off the bow and a waste of time on a small one where it just makes the ride a bit wetter.

Any chance of some pictures of this plug taking shape? How big is it going to be?
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Old 27 June 2008, 10:15   #5
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still need minimum of 5 chambers so it would be 3 per side ,only possible to hide 2 out 0f 6 valves in bows and they would be a pain to get to ,end caps would be needed on front end of tube plus extra chamber so not a great deal cheaper ,the lower price comes from fitting a 5mtr set of tubes to a 6mtr hull ,no real difference in fitting so still have to travel but only to devon not cornwall
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Old 27 June 2008, 11:40   #6
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well i run the 5.0 Osprey with a hard nose and personally think its a good concept.
The bow locker on mine is huge, so i have a small-ish flexible fuel tank and space for anchor and warp.
The hull (deep v) is matched to the hard bow, so unless you stuff it badly, i havn't found it to be any wetter than a lot of other boats.
The tubes do look good as they disappear into the hard nose. I have not had any problems with them. The valves on mine are not hidden away though so easy access.

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Old 27 June 2008, 14:41   #7
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Lee - what are you thinking of - something like the ospreys where there is quite a round nose on it the same "size" as the tubes, or something more like the big redbays - where is all tapers to a nice fine point?
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I'm with Mr Luxton on this one

Lee - we chose a Redbay because it had a hard nose and other 'offshore' features.
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Old 30 June 2008, 07:57   #9
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Hard Nose

We chose to have a hard nose on our scorpion and as mentioned it helps anti stuffing, another dry locker space which is huge, our wake board used to fit inside etc.

We have had boat with and without a hard nose and we would always now go for a hard nose version.

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Many thanks for all the coments... defernatly thinking more on this..


"Polwart" was thinking more along the lines of scorpion and ospray not pointed like the redbay..... Any reason for question??
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