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Old 01-24-2005, 07:19 PM
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Is there any on-line guidance on how to retrofit a pad to an existing v-hull? I'm a good fabricator - lots of one-off work - so I'm not worried about the structural issues. I'd just like to find some common sense guidance or rules of thumb to design and retrofit pads.

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Old 01-24-2005, 08:07 PM
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Sun pad, bottom pad, or girlie pad???
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:18 PM
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If your thinking bottom pad - it'd be easier to install a helicopter pad.
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hmmmm hari kiri is easier and will produce faster results
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the rule is its like ur women if you don,t like her bottom then its time to upgrade to one u do like..... other wise you will kill the resale value if you start grinding and glassing .....u can also create one ill handling beast that behaves badly.....or at best is unpredictable
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If your thinking bottom pad - it'd be easier to install a helicopter pad.
Bare in mind I am NOT a boat builder - I'm more of a marine demolition specialist.
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i vote for helipad..... or a launch pad!!
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Welcome ABOARD!
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Default Re: Retrofitting a pad to an existing hull...

Originally Posted by Steve2ManyBoats
Is there any on-line guidance on how to retrofit a pad to an existing v-hull? I'm a good fabricator - lots of one-off work - so I'm not worried about the structural issues. I'd just like to find some common sense guidance or rules of thumb to design and retrofit pads.

Thanks...Steve.
" Speed Rails" ,about the same idea,appears easy to install and you could take them off easy enough.
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Retrofitting a pad to an existing hull...

doesnt legend have it that Reggie attached a pad of his own design to the bottom of some Excaliber molds that he bought to create the first Fountain.......??

somebody around here should know this.............doug
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