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|Author||Topic: Aluminum Whaler?|
posted 05-13-2002 09:55 AM ET (US)
I was amused by the listing of an Aluminum Defiance model which was supposedly built under the direction of CPD.
http://www.yachtworld.com/offshoremarine/index.html Look under "boats for sale".
|Tom W Clark||
posted 05-13-2002 10:36 AM ET (US)
Yes the CPD division did indeed build some aluminum models, but not directly. Many were built here in Seattle by Munson Marine under a subcontract.
posted 05-13-2002 11:30 AM ET (US)
Tom, it would be interesting to see how those boats held up in salt water. Did they use rivets or weld them? Regards, Jay
posted 05-13-2002 06:01 PM ET (US)
To quote the ad: Built by Boston Whalers Commercial Products Division, hull built by Pacific-Victor Seattle, WA of all welded aluminum. She has a yacht quality exterior with the HEART and SOUL of pure patrol boat. The only civilan vessel of it's kind made by Whaler. This yacht/patrol boat has just had a complete awlgrip repaint and it shows as new.
Interesting photos of the boat on the site I listed. Looks alot like a 44' USCG patrol boat. I think this particular whaler may lack the "legendary unsinkability" of the smaller siblings filled with foam.
posted 05-13-2002 06:05 PM ET (US)
posted 05-13-2002 06:26 PM ET (US)
Some friends and I are presently building an 85' aluminum catamaran. All welded construction, tools used are 7 1/4 circular saw, jig saw, band saw, plasma cutter, and wire-feed welder. If anyone ever told me that this is how they're built, I'd have thought they were smoking crack!
posted 05-14-2002 10:23 AM ET (US)
I like it. Looks to be well maintained. Here's the quick link: http://www.yachtworld.com/broker/br_listing_detail_handler.jsp?company=offshoremarine&boat_id=881276&units=Feet¤cy=&listing_id=&page=broker&mls_true=&WebLogicSession=POEdNz8V111i1agEY2MdEboc6enAebvtMx1IjOk60TX17GTpsgmd|81881405243644525/-669546460/6/7005/7005/7002/7002/7005/-1
posted 05-14-2002 04:11 PM ET (US)
Why would they slope the transom like that?
It cuts down the usable deck area...
posted 05-16-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)
the transom is sloped to prevent a following sea from coming in as easily, the 41 utb has a warning of a following sea fill the well deck and swamping the boat, the learned from the 41utb.
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