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    Default High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    Hov Pod hovercraft are now produced using High Density PE to speed up hull manufacture, and improve strength and buoyancy. High Density PE has been used in the past for constructing F1 Crash Barriers and artificial joints. The material is lightweight yet very strong, far stronger than glass fibre. We have tested the hull to take over a ton in weight on water without any water ingression; bearing in mind that water is a pretty dangerous environment, and cold water can induce hypothermia, this is a great feature for colder climates and peace of mind. See http://www.hovpod.com for further details of construction.
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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    so how much more do they weigh now than when they were made from grp

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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    What's it like to repair?

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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    About 20 Kilos heavier, but with the new 4 stroke engines coming through, should'nt be an issue.

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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    It is much easier to repair than glass fibre, we wack it with a bat during demos to show it's strength. If it does get damaged, we heat weld it to repair, quite easy with a hot weld gun.

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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    Is it one injection / roll moulded unit, or built out of panels though?


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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    It is a one piece moulding process with integral buoyancy.

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    Default Re: High Density PE - Hov Pod Manufacture

    Quote Originally Posted by Hov Pod
    About 20 Kilos heavier, but with the new 4 stroke engines coming through, should'nt be an issue.




    Oh. Are four strokes better than two strokes then?

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