RIB Design specialist

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by Kobus Potgieter, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Kobus Potgieter
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    Kobus Potgieter Naval Architect

    Im a RIB design specialist. have been designing RIBs for the past 20+years.
    My company not just design, we also have a full R&D fasility with state of the art 5 AXIS milling CNC machine.
    After the design is complete, we send the file straight to the 5 Axis CNC which have the ability to mill the product to an accuracy of 0.05mm.
    We also have the capacity to produce the final tooling if the client does not have the time to produce these.
    We are sitsuated in Cape Town, South Africa and guarantee best deals out of our ONE STOP SHOP.
    email:kobus@ribtrader.co.za
    www.ribtrader.co.za
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  2. Kobus Potgieter
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    Kobus Potgieter Naval Architect

  3. Verytricky
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    Verytricky Large Member

    So very roughly, in RAND, how much would it cost to mill a 9meter by 2 meter by 1 meter hull - a fast planning stepped hull that is - no other work, except the milling of theplug....
     
  4. brian eiland
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    RIB interest

    I'd be interested to hear that quote, so I thought I'd get on this mailing list.
     
  5. Kobus Potgieter
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    Kobus Potgieter Naval Architect

    Milling of fats 9m stepped hull

    As you know, I would need to look at the design first to give a proper quote.
    The price will be around R100000. factors that play a role. If I need to do any design work.
    Kobus
     
  6. brian eiland
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    Unusual or speciality RIBS

    I saw a lot of thumbnail photos of your work on your website, but I couldn't enlarge any of them.

    Do you have a few shots of some unusual or speciality RIB designs you might send me, either thru attachments here or privately?

    I have a 'slightly different' design project in mind, but no funding for it at the moment. Thought I might pass it by you for a look-see and opinion if you have the time.

    It appears as though you have been involved with this RIB subject for a long time. I have not. I did own a Zodiac dealership back in the early 80's along with a catamaran distributorship based out of Annaplois MD. We dealt a little with some military sales as they needed a dealership to push thru some military sales at the time.
     
  7. Kobus Potgieter
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    Kobus Potgieter Naval Architect

    RIB design

    Yes, RIBs has been my game for the past 20 years. I started at a young age being the first RIB manufacturer in South Africa, raced them all over and then desided to take up Naval Architecture. Now the best part is to design and use my 5 AXIS to mill the plugs and let the my clients worry about the rest. I have designed boats for various international organization which include Zodiac International, Turkish CoastGuard, Indian Coastal, SA navy e.g
    Im not sure whether you want to go Leisure or military but I have done both.
    Attached some renderings. I dnt have a lot on my laptop and will send some better designs on Monday.
     

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  8. Verytricky
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    Verytricky Large Member

    So - Roughly £7150.
    The design would be in a CAD format that you can specify.
     
  9. Kobus Potgieter
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    Kobus Potgieter Naval Architect

    yes. I can do that.
     
  10. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    NanoXcel Hull Material

    Issue Date: 9/7/2007

    Yamaha introduces 'more agile' building material

    Yamaha Motor Corp. USA unveiled its line of personal watercraft hulls, decks and liners manufactured with a proprietary nano-engineered material called NanoXcel.

    The material is designed to increase performance by decreasing weight by 25 percent, said the company. Yamaha introduced the NanoXcel hulls, decks and liners on its new SHO and HO WaveRunners during opening ceremonies of the company's worldwide dealer conference last month in Sandestin, Fla.

    Yamaha uses a high-compression molded process to create its personal watercraft hulls, decks and liners. This process enables the creation of a range of new technologies, including the exclusive nanotechnology formula.

    Yamaha says this marks a significant evolution in hull and deck construction in decades, and begins a new era of technological advancements aimed at meeting the comfort and performance characteristics.

    "Consumers will instantly be able to feel the difference provided by NanoXcel,” Mark Speaks, president of Yamaha Watercraft Group, said in a statement. “The lighter weight material, with its remarkably smooth finish, is more nimble and agile in the water than anything else we've sold.”

    For 2008, Yamaha models that feature NanoXcel hulls, decks and liners include the all-new Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO, FX SHO and Yamaha's High Output models.
     

  11. Outcast Marine
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    Outcast Marine Junior Member

    Kobus, do you do any work in the U.S. I am located in Miami, Fl and am looking to have a plug cut out for a 35ft open fisherman/center console with a 10ft beam. A twin stepped hull configuration. Can you give me a rough estimate for this please? Three pieces.. hull, inner liner, and cap. Also, some small pieces like the console and leaning post? Please let me know. Contact me if you can please. Boatsailsman@aol.com. Or directly on this site. Thanks.
     
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