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Old 07-06-2012, 17:47   #16
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Re: How thick is your hull?

Probably more than 2 inches in the hole for the transducer speed meter , Csy rules!!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 17:53   #17
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Re: How thick is your hull?

3/4" at the keel solid kevalr and other stuff - and varying thicknesses elsewhere with foam core and up to 2" in the engine rooms with ply and foam...
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Old 07-06-2012, 18:12   #18
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(...) A the top its about 1/2 inch thick, down near the keel its well over an inch thick of solid glass.
OMG! How much do you displace then?

I believe we are less than 1/2 towards the keel, roughly 1/4 at topsides. Smaller tub though - 26'. Displ about 6.600 empty. Same technology - solid GRP.

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Old 07-06-2012, 19:09   #19
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westsail 32 displaces about 19,500
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Old 07-06-2012, 19:17   #20
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What part of the hull are we talking about? And what type of material? Cored or not?

Non-cored solid glass hull with a full keel.

Our hull is much thicker around the turn down to the keel than up at the top of the bulwards. A the top its about 1/2 inch thick, down near the keel its well over an inch thick of solid glass.
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Old 07-06-2012, 19:29   #21
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Re: How thick is your hull?

My sailboats were made to be the biggest legal on any road, pull behind most any smaller truck or station wagon (1976, station wagons were in)

They are 1/4" glass over 1/4" woods, over another 1/4" glass Some places thicker. Idea being, easy to trailer. No, you do not see 32' sailboats going down the highway everyday behind the family vehicle, but it does happen.
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Old 07-06-2012, 19:39   #22
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Re: How thick is your hull?

Don't get too hung up on thickness without discussing composition. I'll take a 3/8" epoxy/e-glass hull over a 1" ortho polyester/ mat-roving hull any day.
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Old 07-06-2012, 20:42   #23
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Re: How thick is your hull?

Thin enough to punch through with an errant chiseling attempt. Obviously not as thick as I thought it was...

The new (to us) boat we're in the process of buying is about an inch thick solid glass hull. Not gonna pop through that with a few whacks on the chisel.

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Re: How thick is your hull?

1" at the top, 1 1/2" around the keel. I'm sure that since it was built in 1974 that it is pre-Eglass and epoxy, but it's all we got.
The stem is 6" thick, 2" of glass and 4" of wood at the waterline.
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Re: How thick is your hull?

A little over 1-3/4" at the bottom forward of the keel. And almost 1-1/4" up at the deck joint aft.
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Re: How thick is your hull?

3mm (1/8") steel - stronger than 2" f/glass

The Ferro/c is 19mm - ditto.
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About 1.75 inches in front of the keel (kevlar and other stuff) where we drilled the hole for out sonar (Raymarine fish finder) that we use to check out the bottom. I am confident about my bottom but I most admit I would follow your steel bottom in a shallow reef area anytime!
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Re: How thick is your hull?

About 1.75 inches in front of the keel (kevlar and other stuff) What boat is yours?
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Don't get too hung up on thickness without discussing composition. I'll take a 3/8" epoxy/e-glass hull over a 1" ortho polyester/ mat-roving hull any day.
Yeah.... that's what the Americas Cup boat that broke in half said too...!. :>)
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Re: How thick is your hull?

I dunno - but I know you can hit the topside with a hammer full pelt and it don't even flex.

and you can do that several times.
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