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Old 08-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Question for the boat builders

I've been looking at buying a mold and it looks in good condition i could only see a small stress crack in the gel about 5 inches in diameter and also the fact it needs a good polish as it has been outside recently. What should i look for to tell me if its past it or not. Also would this stress crack show in the hull or would it need to be repaired prior to laying up. Is there a limit to the amount of boats you can make from 1 mold? Any advice would be much appreciated

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Defo needs repairing BEFORE laying up.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Thought as much just want to hear some expert opinions as i'm new to this cheers
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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I'd measure it all up to make sure it's square and straight etc too. What is it if you don't mine me asking? I can ask my dad as he'll probably know about it
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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Yeah it should be straight it's had a row of ribs glassed down both sides of the mold it's nothing special its only a 14 ft dingy I'd rather just pay him to build one but he wants to sell up so Im looking in to just getting the mold make one myself then sell it on
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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Ahh right cool, nothing high speed then so it probably won't matter too much if it's not arrow straight.
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I've been looking at buying a mold and it looks in good condition i could only see a small stress crack in the gel about 5 inches in diameter and also the fact it needs a good polish as it has been outside recently. What should i look for to tell me if its past it or not. Also would this stress crack show in the hull or would it need to be repaired prior to laying up. Is there a limit to the amount of boats you can make from 1 mold? Any advice would be much appreciated

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Look for a good gel coat cover if it looks very thin or showing resin through it will be on its last legs if it still has a deep looking gel and just one stress crack easy repair and the moulds sound good for lots of pulls ,I would however get a moisture reading all over the moulds as high moisture in the tooling can give you all sorts of problems
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