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Anybody have an item that would make a good "bumper" for ama bows?  I seem to remember a plastic thing on some F boats?  Like a rubber piece that could be glued on to save the bows from incompetent, hack skipper?

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My F242 came with a built in bumper on the ama noses.  Since I broke one I saw how they were made and attached.   Essentially they were a thin fiberglass shell with an interior of carved foam and attached using sikaflex bedding compound.  You should be able to easily make one perfectly by applying some thin plastic (release) over the bow, spray some expanding foam (great stuff) on the nose and let it harden.  Carve the outside how you want it to look.  Add epoxy/glass and paint.  Release from the bow, apply sikaflex to glom back on.  

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5 hours ago, mundt said:

Anybody have an item that would make a good "bumper" for ama bows?  I seem to remember a plastic thing on some F boats?  Like a rubber piece that could be glued on to save the bows from incompetent, hack skipper?

You will be surprised what you can find at a good Rubber/Foam Store:

https://www.google.com.au/search?sxsrf=ALeKk01G0uVLUEy2RXN3f6bctMrcY7Ciow:1614286902021&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=rubber+extruded+profiles&hl=en-au&client=safari&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv2vCq94XvAhVPILcAHTNlCpYQ7Al6BAgFECU&biw=1269&bih=906&dpr=2

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