ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould

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Dave Alston
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ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould

Post by Dave Alston » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:03 am

Dolphin

Does any one have an idea where the ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould is

I would dearly like to mould a new one or get one moulded.

Dave

Mike Ewart
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Re: ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould

Post by Mike Ewart » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:40 pm

Hi Dave I believe there is someone moulding Dolphins in Scotland
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Dave Alston
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Re: ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould

Post by Dave Alston » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:09 am

Mike,
Thank you,
You are indeed correct :-

http://sixmetreyachts.blogspot.co.uk/

It is a very affordable 6m at something like £100 for the hull. Having seen one in Scotland I can tell you it is beautifully made.

What I wanted to do was mould my own. I have literally a 100 metres of Carbon Cloth gallons of epoxy to use up. I also wanted the lead ballast to be removable. The one currently moulded has the ballast built into the moulding.

This is why I am looking for the original Neil Rothwell version mould or as near to it as I can get without taking a mould off the one I have.

I may be forced to start from scratch - but I do not look forward to that.

Any Ideas
Dave

Mike Ewart
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Re: ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould

Post by Mike Ewart » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:27 pm

Hi Dave
I know that Southwater Dabblers had a few Dolphins they might have an idea of the mould
Mike Ewart

Dave Alston
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Re: ORIGINAL Dolphin Mould

Post by Dave Alston » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:07 pm

Mike,
I was told today of the sad demise of the original mould . So I am left no closer to achieving my quest

It seems I will have to buy up a scrap boat and take a mould of that. It is finding the correct version that appears to be a problem.

Oh well

Dave

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