Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

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Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by Mitch » 14 Apr 2018, 09:05

Ok guys I think i'm becoming paranoid ( nothing to do with Black Sabbath) now as Martin put up a pic of the inner T38 hull where it meets in the middle.
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Bridger Marine have 3 brand new boats all of which meet in the middle of the hull as this one. the bottom of the hull is perfectly straight unlike mine was & the bows are nicely rounded unlike mine was.
Is this a defect & does if so anyone have a pic of a perfect hull before I pick one up or slit my wrists.
If it is I can send a pic to Bridgers to show them what it should be like. :sos

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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by Andy B » 14 Apr 2018, 10:32

What you want to see is a nice straight join and a good bow profile
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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by kaman » 14 Apr 2018, 11:39

Here's mine in the living room over the winter when I was faffing around with it.
Pardon the ensuite facilities on board :oops:
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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by Paul B » 14 Apr 2018, 13:58

Mitch. The pic Martin put up was my first new T38. Which was clearly faulty

This is a pic of my new one, it appears that they have changed how they are made slightly :roll:
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As you can see the seam closes up then opens again as it goes towards the bow, My boat performs superbly with this floor, the underside of the floor section is nice and straight as it should be i
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Post by Mitch » 14 Apr 2018, 16:08

That’s a relief, the ones at bridger are the same as yours, thanks Paul.

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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by acidcloud » 15 Apr 2018, 11:56

Mine is like the picture above, bought it 8 months ago. Seam is straight underneath but does come together a bit more inside as the bow profile starts. I think this is just how the new two sections of bottom are glued together and once fully inflated the seam closes on the curve where the bow starts. If the seam is straight this makes no difference. My boat gets up on plane very easy and does not track. The bow uplift is quite pronounced on the new floor T38, which is good cos I rarely get splash into the boat even at speed hitting large waves.


I do make sure I have the full 0.8 bar as others have advised and re-check once in the water for a while, to be honest even then you get a change of pressure during the day if the sea is really cold away from shore. Everyone I talked to with "soft bottoms" whether a T32 or T38 get movement in the floor under full power. Thats the cost of ease of storage and weight.

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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by Paul B » 15 Apr 2018, 16:46

acidcloud wrote:Mine is like the picture above, bought it 8 months ago. Seam is straight underneath but does come together a bit more inside as the bow profile starts. I think this is just how the new two sections of bottom are glued together and once fully inflated the seam closes on the curve where the bow starts. If the seam is straight this makes no difference. My boat gets up on plane very easy and does not track. The bow uplift is quite pronounced on the new floor T38, which is good cos I rarely get splash into the boat even at speed hitting large waves.


I do make sure I have the full 0.8 bar as others have advised and re-check once in the water for a while, to be honest even then you get a change of pressure during the day if the sea is really cold away from shore. Everyone I talked to with "soft bottoms" whether a T32 or T38 get movement in the floor under full power. Thats the cost of ease of storage and weight.
Yes. The floor does move a little under full power, but nothing major, I see your running a Suzuki 20 on your Honwave. What size prop is it running as I’ve been borrowing Martin 20 to try out on my T38, but with the prop on his engine I’m struggling for top end speed
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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by Martin » 15 Apr 2018, 17:06

I struggle too :drive :mrgreen:
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Post by Paul B » 15 Apr 2018, 17:29

Martin wrote:I struggle too :drive :mrgreen:
Yerrrrr to slow down :lol:
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Re: Dreaming of T38 Hulls.

Post by acidcloud » 17 Apr 2018, 17:04

Paul B my Suzuki 20hp has whatever standard prop it comes with.
Have no problem with speed and getting on plane even when fully loaded for full days fishing, and we dont go light

Do you think I would benefit from a non standard prop if so what would you recommend,

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