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Old 02-26-2004, 11:05 PM
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I have a friend that has a very nice boat that has an obvious flaw on the deck. Every other boat of the same model over several years I have seen has the same flaw. So I have the same question...can the mold be fixed? Im not even thinking of naming the manufacturer ut its a big dollar boat.
Mr.D- its may not be a flaw in the mold but rather a bulkhead or some type of support that they all have tabed in the same place. just curious, what kind of boat is it?
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Strip Poker- you brought up another good point. it IS the bottom that matters. its shape is maintained with stringers (strakes and chines also help) and they run parallel with the boat so the integrity of the running surface is constant. hey . . .how'd you find your way out of the uncensored section
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Strip Poker- you brought up another good point. it IS the bottom that matters. its shape is maintained with stringers (strakes and chines also help) and they run parallel with the boat so the integrity of the running surface is constant. hey . . .how'd you find your way out of the uncensored section
I just renewed my member ship and they started letting me post over here finally. I think I was banned or blocked out ,something winter sux .I am caught up on all my race car motors and stuff .ready to get back on the boat,Cabin fever

Another thing I was thinking about the botton and the stringers . I saw a picture on the OL site with all the extra bracing stringers in the engine compartment . On my 28 foot scarab the blower motor pulled the stringer almost out of the bottom on the LH side. it looked like I hit something on the bottom with all the cracks. it was pulling on the stringer so hard it would slow down the boat ,making a hook .The boat laid on its side

On my last motor went up in power and lost 4-6 MPH .Gave up after that. sold it and kept the motor.

I would think like on the platinum boat if the sides where curved [angeled]to make it go thru the water or air better , that the straight side maybe slower??like a air plane doesn't have straight sides. Just a thought




Dave If it is the mold that makes a wavy side. if the boat builder lets it be wavy ,soso quality , do they go to alot of trouble making the bottom straight or do they just let the sides look like the rolls on a fat chick . because both mater .the sides and the chicks
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its a combination of the original plug maybe being wavy and consiquently the mold to. than method of construction that can lead up to soso quality. i think most manufacturers probably pay alittle more attention to the bottom but than again alot of performance boat builders also offer blueprinting as an option to really true up the running surface.

your probably right about the Platinum. it may be a good case of form following function. their big cats do look slipery on the top and bottom. actually when i used it in my above post it was the first one i ran across when i was looking for a boat to illistrate a high crown design.

i also noticed the grid work of stringer that OL uses. looks pretty cool. i saw a few of them at the Cleveland boat show and was impressed with the glasswork. i was REALLY impressed with the work on the Dragon though. man was that thing nice. the bilge is raw vac bagged construction and was left un geled or painted. it was very cool. you could really see the atention to detail.
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its a combination of the original plug maybe being wavy and consiquently the mold to. than method of construction that can lead up to soso quality. i think most manufacturers probably pay alittle more attention to the bottom but than again alot of performance boat builders also offer blueprinting as an option to really true up the running surface.

your probably right about the Platinum. it may be a good case of form following function. their big cats do look slipery on the top and bottom. actually when i used it in my above post it was the first one i ran across when i was looking for a boat to illistrate a high crown design.

i also noticed the grid work of stringer that OL uses. looks pretty cool. i saw a few of them at the Cleveland boat show and was impressed with the glasswork. i was REALLY impressed with the work on the Dragon though. man was that thing nice. the bilge is raw vac bagged construction and was left un geled or painted. it was very cool. you could really see the atention to detail.
Was the dragon the first one out of the mold?They prob spent alot of time making that one look good for the show?/
I remember another boat picture on this site that had the grid work in the bilge. its got to make it strong..
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i believe it was, not positive on that though. the plug for that boat was CNC cut and alot of state of the art processes are used to build the Dragon. i get a kick out of the "work in progress" pics on their website. very cool stuff.
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The Dragon didn't need that much refining. With the amount of time, money, skill, and talent that went into designing and building that boat, it is shealy a phenominal piece.

As of the Miami show, the Dragon at the show was Hull 001; owned my a super nice guy in Ohio, who I met in the booth. 002 was in the paint booth; and 003 was still in the mold.
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As for me...they start out straight and end up wavy.....or is it ME

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