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Old 02-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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Default DCB M41 Widebody Cat to be Offered With or Without Center Pod

Just in, http://speedonthewater.com/new-boats...enter-pod.html.
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Old news!

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Unless you want to read a direct quote from Dave Hemmingson, you're right.

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doesn't really seem like a good solution to me, seems like a half ass way of doing it. The boat and tunnel are probably designed for a pod and I would guess it will have issues without it. Secondly unless the tunnel is made deeper just eliminating the pod doesn't make it ready for offshore. But what do i know. Step in the right direction though!

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doesn't really seem like a good solution to me, seems like a half ass way of doing it. The boat and tunnel are probably designed for a pod and I would guess it will have issues without it. Secondly unless the tunnel is made deeper just eliminating the pod doesn't make it ready for offshore. But what do i know. Step in the right direction though!
You are thinking of this in a traditional tooling sense. With 5th axis CNC you can make the plug, make 2ndary pieces that can be bolted/bondo'd/glassed onto the plug (adjust tunnel depth? lifting strakes "on the fly" for dial in), the possibilities are almost limitless, and far less time consuming then the old ways.

Depending on how tricky you get with the mold after the fact you can have inserts that are machined to go in there as well, easily, quickly and most importantly "accurately." (Everything is "blue printed" from the get go, which makes changes easy to document understand and caplitlize on) If it was me using this process, I would make the mold way deeper and over sized then necessary with a modular style system of inserts to allow for Dial in (bolt in CNC'd inserts), varying tunnel depth (between the true tunnel / vs pod) etc..

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Unless you want to read a direct quote from Dave Hemmingson, you're right.
Really?

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You are thinking of this in a traditional tooling sense. With 5th axis CNC you can make the plug, make 2ndary pieces that can be bolted/bondo'd/glassed onto the plug (adjust tunnel depth? lifting strakes "on the fly" for dial in), the possibilities are almost limitless, and far less time consuming then the old ways.

Depending on how tricky you get with the mold after the fact you can have inserts that are machined to go in there as well, easily, quickly and most importantly "accurately." (Everything is "blue printed" from the get go, which makes changes easy to document understand and caplitlize on) If it was me using this process, I would make the mold way deeper and over sized then necessary with a modular style system of inserts to allow for Dial in (bolt in CNC'd inserts), varying tunnel depth (between the true tunnel / vs pod) etc..

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Perfectly explained.
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not B'n a cat person, what does the pod/no pod mean, do, etc??????? Thanx
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