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Old 08-04-2014, 05:59   #16
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I see the horrors some aluminum mono owners have had and wonder why would anyone want to double it. If it was a good idea and cheaper wouldnt more builders use it? We had a aluminum 25' rib which when new was stupid expensive and it too had nothing but electrolysis issues. Welds always coming apart always leaking it was crap..

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Old 08-04-2014, 06:42   #17
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I see the horrors some aluminum mono owners have had and wonder why would anyone want to double it. If it was a good idea and cheaper wouldnt more builders use it? We had a aluminum 25' rib which when new was stupid expensive and it too had nothing but electrolysis issues. Welds always coming apart always leaking it was crap..

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Many monohull voyage boats are made in aluminium and have no problems at all (OVNI, Allures, Garcia and many more). However I agree that for doing that it is needed experience in what regards electric installations on aluminium boats and the building is also more technological. I would only have an aluminium boat or made by a brand with a huge experience or made by a shipyard also with a big experience and they are not many. You can find some in Holland and France.
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I've had a good look through and know owners of lizard 50, easton 46 and mumby cyber47. All have there good and bad points. The Mumby is more of a performance design with less creature comforts and lighter built which may mean less material costs. I don't think the interior fit out is that hard, foam blocks and flat glass panels coved together. They are cheap and fast to build compared to a glass cat.

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The people I've met who built theirs, don't seem to agree. They take as long and cost as much to build as mine did.
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Old 14-04-2014, 15:03   #19
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Aluminium is a great material for boats when designed and managed properly. See Link below of excellent example of high quality execution. I think it would make a great catamaran for cruising.

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