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    Default Re: Osprey-Guzzi

    Barring any domestic disaster , I hope to join you for tea and sangers again ?

    Regards Bill

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    Default Re: Osprey-Guzzi

    You could separate the top hull from the planing surfaces, install a foam core for rigidity then bond buoyancy foam behind the planing surfaces but personally I wouldn't bother.

    Much better to invest in a more modern hull.

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    Default Re: Osprey-Guzzi

    Thanks for the feedback Gavin

    just on your last comment , I am a little lost as far as terminology , the hull I have consists of the lower f-glass layer (the planing surface?) which changes angle to meet the top "deck" around its perimeter are holes which align with each skirt segment , between the lower layer and the deck layer is a foam "slab" which is the buoyancy ? is this different from what you are describing ? In front of the handlebars their is a compartment the lower section has a recess for a battery in here I can see the slab which oozes out from the deck/lower skin junction , Maybe I should take a picture ?

    Thanks

    Bill

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    Default Re: Osprey-Guzzi

    What you're describing is correct. This craft doesn't have a one piece planing surface moulding. The top hull moulding is bonded to the foam block then a thin fibreglass sheet is attached between the foam block and the lip where the skirt attaches. Then the entire underside is covered with another layer of fibreglass. Then the aluminium skirt strip is rivetted on further joining to top and bottom.



    In order words it's not simple to separate the two parts. If you reduced or removed the foam block then the planing surface and skirt geometry will change.



    Hope this makes sense.

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