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where2 posted 05-13-2002 09:55 AM ET (US)   Profile for where2   Send Email to where2  
I was amused by the listing of an Aluminum Defiance model which was supposedly built under the direction of CPD. Look under "boats for sale".

Tom W Clark posted 05-13-2002 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.
JFM posted 05-13-2002 11:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Tom, it would be interesting to see how those boats held up in salt water. Did they use rivets or weld them? Regards, Jay
where2 posted 05-13-2002 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
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.

Mullet posted 05-13-2002 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mullet  Send Email to Mullet     
acseatsri posted 05-13-2002 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
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!
hauptjm posted 05-14-2002 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I like it. Looks to be well maintained. Here's the quick link:¤cy=&listing_id=&page=broker&mls_true=&WebLogicSession=POEdNz8V111i1agEY2MdEboc6enAebvtMx1IjOk60TX17GTpsgmd|81881405243644525/-669546460/6/7005/7005/7002/7002/7005/-1
peteinsf posted 05-14-2002 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
Why would they slope the transom like that?

It cuts down the usable deck area...

thebone12 posted 05-16-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
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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