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 Post subject: Bravo Inner Hull Marks?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:35 pm 
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While wiping our new Bravo down (with 303 protectant), I noticed that both inner hulls had a couple of round abrasions or rough marks a few inches in diameter. Is this normal? Maybe this is part of the process with plastic hulls...? Or is it a defect...?
Just curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:34 pm 
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... so, looking foreword through the drain holes, all four of these marks/scars seem to have a peg of excess plastic protruding within the hull... maybe part of the process, and not a defect...?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:33 am 
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Yes. Likely the air vents.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:27 pm 
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Thanks, Matt.
I don’t remember them on my Getaway (2012?).
Is it a newer process?
Does it always leave a rough scar on the outside?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:47 am 
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Getaways have a vent inside the cooler that is replaced by a hatch lid. Wave are under the seat pads. Kayaks are where hatches are added. They all have vents for roto molding.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:14 am 
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Thanks Matt. Very interesting. Are their any video links that show the rotomolded process at Hobie. I would love to see how it’s actually done. It’s definitely revolutionized the boating industry... for good!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:27 am 
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This is a bit old, but good stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:49 am 
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This is a good one. Thanks Matt.


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