How much would it cost to splash a hull? Time, materials, labor?
I have an idea for a deep freeboard jetboat based on an existing hull but would like to use the deck design from a different boat. Only way I can get what i want is to make my own custom deal... just wondering what level of effort and expense is involved. Ballpark figures are all i am after.
We bought a 19 mold and then splashed our own plug to improve it. I think around 20k is a good estimate for a 19-20 footer with caging. The real work work comes in tooling the plug. I seriously doubt that the deck of one would be an exact match for the hull of another, but who knows...
At least on the west coast thats a good number. Having gone thru the process in the last few years, you can call me if you have any questions and I'll be happy to tell you some of the hurdles we went through...... RD
Very little change to any part will make it very difficult to claim it came from a certain mold, wonder if anyone has taken anyone to court on a mold splash claim and won? There are always rumors about certain boats being splashed and legal issues, anyone have any truth to this? I know Froggystyle claimed he would sue anyone who messed with his Trident, but what about the smaller jets, seems there was a ton of splashing going on in the 70's and 80's?
Hit up cole thurston pgf500 on the boards. Him and his dad own magnum boats and they have done it all. His dad has laid up all kinds of diferent style boats and they have splashed hulls and prepped plugs for molds. Cole will be more then willing to talk to you about what it takes to do whatever it is your trying to do
The standing rule in CA is a 10 percent change. How they figure out if it's changed 10 percent I have no idea....... With the bottom from one boat and the top from another, it is definately a 10 percent change...
I think a splash claim from a boat from the seventies would be tough to claim. Most of those 70's boats were splashes already. It was very common to splash the bottom and then create a different deck. Good luck with the project but I would do ALOT of research before making an investment like that. I think a good looking new 21-22 jet would probably do well. Would love to build a cool jet friendly deck type boat myself one day. Seems like anything over that would need to much power for a jet to be an easy boat to sell. RD
not that much if you can do the work yourself. its been awhile but I copied several. it pissed some folks off but there wasn't anything ever done about it. a barrell of resin, a barrell of acetone, a roll of matt and a roll of cloth. some mold release wax, a bucket of gelcoat. a few paint rollers, metal rollers, squeegies, paint brushes. a friend or two who know how to laminate. its not rocket science.