Rotational Molding of MDPE Sailboat Hull for the Nautical Industry
A client in the Nautical Industry approached Rhino, Inc. in need of a rotationally molded sailboat hull and outriggers. The hull and outriggers would be key components of a high performance recreational sailboat. In addition to part production, Rhino performed mold maintenance upon receipt of the tool to correct some manufacturing issues that had plagued the former molder. Secondary operations included post mold trimming, hatch trim and fit-up, and cleat/accessory assembly. Special features incorporated were a molded in aluminum outrigger and rudder sleeves and multi-color mold-in graphics.
The hull is 192 inches long, 40 inches high, 24 inches wide and weighs 100 pounds. The material used is medium density linear polyethylene. The deck features a high-texture finish (applied for an anti-slip foothold) and the hull is hand polished providing a smooth as glass surface, eliminating unnecessary drag.
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Rotational Molding of MDPE Sailboat Hull - Project Details
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||This Rotational Molded Sailboat Hull is a key component of a recreational sailboat which is used in a resort-style application.
- Cast mold was provided by customer
- Rhino has performed mold modifications and mold surface and parting line maintenance since receiving the tool
- Cut hatch opening
- Trim Flashing
- Fit Bolt-On Cleats/Accessories
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
||Ferry 550 Oven
Hand-Held trimming tool
Router with cutting fixtures
|Overall Part Dimensions
||Medium Density Linear Polyethylene
||Deck Side: High Texture
Hull SIde: Hand-Polished
||White, Yellow, Blue
||In-Molded Aluminum Outrigger and Rudder Sleeves
Multi-Colored Mold-In Graphic
|In Process Testing / Inspection Performed
||Parting Line Void Inspection
|Estimated Part Weight
|Industry for Use
||Customer Supplied CAD Drawing
||MDPE Sailboat Hull