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    Making a Closed Bow into a Open Bow

    Here are some pics of a closed bow 28 Extreme being made into an open bow. If anyone is interested in making their V bottom or cat into an open bow Please give me a call (619) 504-9961 I will post more pics
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    i hope there was more too it than that
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    Very cool. Can't wait to watcht he rest of the process!

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    What's the difference structurally between cutting out a closed bow, and having one come out of the mold? I had heard that cutting one out made the rest of the top prone to cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essexive G's View Post
    What's the difference structurally between cutting out a closed bow, and having one come out of the mold? I had heard that cutting one out made the rest of the top prone to cracks.
    Most manufacturers actually lay boats up as closed bows and then cut an open bow into them. Some actually have seperate deck molds, but the majority do not.

    When they cut an open bow, they will add wood in there (bulkheads that will become seat backs etc..) and there shouldn't be any problems structurally if done right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDave View Post
    Most manufacturers actually lay boats up as closed bows and then cut an open bow into them. Some actually have seperate deck molds, but the majority do not.

    When they cut an open bow, they will add wood in there (bulkheads that will become seat backs etc..) and there shouldn't be any problems structurally if done right.

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    yup,what he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDave View Post
    Most manufacturers actually lay boats up as closed bows and then cut an open bow into them. Some actually have seperate deck molds, but the majority do not.

    When they cut an open bow, they will add wood in there (bulkheads that will become seat backs etc..) and there shouldn't be any problems structurally if done right.

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    A bulkhead in front and a bulkhead in the rear. A floor platform and then a bow rider usually slides in as one piece from the top.

    Dave's correct that most boats are born as closed decks and then cut.
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    So this begs the question...say I have a 25' Shockwave Tremor that is a closed bow, and I want to convert it to an open bow...what is the cost?
    Nothing extra fancy, white vinyl seats with cubby's on each side with cup holders, and 2 cutouts in the seat bases for a set of 6 x 9 speakers. The seat bases lift up for storage, and the front section tilts up with hinges and it has storage for buoys and your anchor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RvRrat View Post
    Breaks my heart to see someone cut a hole in a hard deck
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    Maybe I will cut an open bow into this boat
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