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Old 16-07-2008, 16:57   #1
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Catamaran 51' aluminium build pics

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You can find pics from 2002-until april 2008. Very good pics on the buildingprocess.

press G-Sail and then tagebuch, and then phase 1 and only next to follow the process...
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Old 16-07-2008, 19:33   #2
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Old 16-07-2008, 20:37   #3
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Old 16-07-2008, 20:46   #4
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THis was a kit Cat?
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Old 17-07-2008, 01:59   #5
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Old 17-07-2008, 02:07   #6
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Itīs for sale... In the latest multihull mag. 980 000 Euro!
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I wouldn't exactly describe that as a kit boat. They had a pretty extensive set of metal forming tools there.
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Old 17-07-2008, 02:56   #8
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I wouldn't exactly describe that as a kit boat. They had a pretty extensive set of metal forming tools there.
It was a kitboat from the start but they have changed the shape of the hull with more round corners!

But all aluminiumwork with metal forming tools is done by another company.

Wonder of the weight of the boat.
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Old 17-07-2008, 05:26   #9
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very pretty but much to long, id build a 50 ft oram in less time
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very pretty but much to long, id build a 50 ft oram in less time
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Long time in days and years yes. But in manhours we donīt know?
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I had a look at the website. The boat is completely covered with expoxy putty. Will that stuff hold up in the long run, or will it start to crack and seperate from the aluminum?

Thanks for posting the link freetime.

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I had a look at the website. The boat is completely covered with expoxy putty. Will that stuff hold up in the long run, or will it start to crack and seperate from the aluminum?

Thanks for posting the link freetime.

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Take a look at

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Is this the standard way when building a boat in aluminium? How many kg/lbs is epoxy?
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She's a lovely boat. I did not see what country it was built in. The previous owner, and part builder of Imagine, my boat, built her in Berlin, and had her on the autobahn.
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She's a lovely boat. I did not see what country it was built in. The previous owner, and part builder of Imagine, my boat, built her in Berlin, and had her on the autobahn.
She is built in Sweden. The owner of the company(switcherland) is from Sweden. And he has a Swedish phonenumber.
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Dear all,

By coincidence I stumbeld over this forum and found some comments on our boat, so I thought I 'd try to answere some of the questions.

1. I stopped to count halfway trough, but I think we have used something like 15'000 man hours in the yard and almost 10'000 planing, organising etc. To us it's a pilotproject and the longtermplan is to build another one. We still love it...We estimate that construction time could be reduced by 25% and the planing and organisation time by almost 80%.

2. We started in 2002, so it took us 6 years, but we worked with other things during 2 years in between, so we did it in 4 years.

3. Me and my Wife have done about 75% of the hours by ourselves.

4. We have used Pro Filler as a part of a painting system by Hempel. It's lightweight and a bit elastic, so cracks are not a problem, we are very happy with it. She carries between 100 to 150 kilos of filler, which is quite a bit. We could have reduced that, if we had spend even more time on the metal work and if we had used more sophisticated forming machinery, but we thought it wasn't really worth it.

5. She weighs 10'400 kg empty.

6. A broker adviced us to put her up for sale for that price (before the economic crisis ). She is still for sale but to a more moderate price. But we are not in a hurry and are looking forward to a season in the eastern Med.

7. We built the boat in Sweden. My wife is Swiss. A bit confusing...

Cheers and happy new year to everyone!
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