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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Hull stand
Hull stand
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Forum Posts: 3
19th Oct 2016 23:50  
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This might seem to be a simple question to some but can anyone tell me how to make a hull support stand for a fibreglass hull. I need to take a moulding of the hull at two stations, distance apart not critical in order to mark and cut out the two supports. I don't know what to use to determine the hull shape at these two stations.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 482
20th Oct 2016 10:05  
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There is a device that makes it simple

one example there are others this allows you to copy the profile of your hull. This profile need not be a tight fit since its a good idea to have some form of padding ( draught excluder sponge strip etc. ) between the support and the hull to prevent scratching.

"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)

Forum Posts: 3
20th Oct 2016 13:17  
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Many thanks for the quick reply and tip. I have one of these that I had forgotten about. My hull is very large but I could do the section profile in stages using this tool.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 550
20th Oct 2016 17:10  
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Easy and cheep, us a cornflake type cardboard box, cut to the right shape with scissors then transfer to plywood to make the stand

Etherow Model Boat Club

Forum Posts: 18
20th Oct 2016 20:00  
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This may be silly but if you push the hull into sand to get the shape of the hull, you could then lay a plastic bag or polythene in the hole made by the shape of the hull, you could then pour in some plaster Paris (not sure of the spelling !!) or a fibreglass liquid to make a mould which you could keep.
I know silly idea%uD83D%uDE0A%uD83D%uDE0A


Forum Posts: 79
20th Oct 2016 22:26  
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I mould a piece of thick solder wire around the shape I want then place it on the ply and draw round it with a pencil. Works every time and is re useable



Forum Posts: 3
24th Oct 2016 13:38  
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Thanks Roger, very good suggestion.