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Old 04-09-2010, 13:16   #46
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Dear Mr. James,

Good Day,

If you are still looking for a boat for loading cargo - we have a 430 tonne capacity dhow for sale. Kindly advice.

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I've got a couple hundered tons of construction material and equipment to move to a small Island in the RedSea.
I had hoped to hire this out to the local fistermen...but now their high prices and low reliability have caused me to handle this in house.
Lead time is a bit short so I've decided to buy a new 20meter fiberglass Dhow manufactured here in Yemen.
I'll have the factory make some hatch and hold modifications to make it more cargo friendly.
These things are a rough bit of work, to put it nicely...they are made for local consumers.
Heres a the specs and couple pics.

This is going to be an interesting project..For the most part I'm going with the "when in Rome" when it comes to the initial set up.
I will upgrade to hydraulic steering.

1 LENGTH OVER ALL 21.50 M
2. LENGTH W.L 14.65 M
3. BEAM MAXIMUM 4.35 M
4. DEPTH MOLDED 3.00 M
5. MAXIMUM DRAFT AFT 1.72 M
6. MAXIMUM DISPLACEMENT 45 TONS
5. FUEL TANK CAPACITY 4500 LIT
7. WATER TANK CAPACITY 1500 LIT
7. FWD STORE
8. FISH HOLD CAPACITY 37 M3
9 AFT STORE
10 MAIN ENGINE YAMAHA 286 HP RANGE
11. SPEED MAXIMUM (LIGHT CONDITION ) 12 KNOTS
SPEED CRUSING ( FULL LOAD ) 9 KNOTS
12. FIBERGLASS STANDARD CABIN WITH 8 ALUMINUM WINDOWS
13. 4 CREW BUNK BEDS
14. WOODEN ROOF OVER THE CABIN LAMINATED WITH FIBERGLASS
15. FIBERGLASS CONSOLE WITH LOCKER
16 FIBERLASS TOILET AT THE TRANSOM END
17. FIBERGLASS KITCHEN WITH DOOR
18. AFET AREA ON SHEER FIBERGLASS RAILING
19. ENGINE ROOM HATCH WITH AIR VENTS
20. NAVGATION LIGHTS – STANDARD
21. 4'' MAGNATIC COMPASS
22. ELETRICAL - 10 LIGHTS WITH SWITCH PANEL
23. FENDER - 1.5"X 4' HARD WOOD FENDER AROUND THE SHEER
24. 6"X 6" HARD WOOD MAST WITH 3'X4" FARMAN
25. FIBERGLASS ENGINE BEDS
26. STEERING – MECHANICAL WITH S/S RUDDER & M/S KEEL SHOUE & ANDODE
- HYDRAULIC STEERING OPTIONAL
27. EXHAUST – DRY TYPE WITH SILENCER OR WET TYPE.
28. ELETRIC BILGE PUMP WITH OUTLET LINE
29. 1' HAND PUMP FOR WATER TANK
30. ANTIFOWLING PAINT BELOW WATER LINE AREA.
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Old 04-09-2010, 14:55   #47
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Nice!

I have been aboard of a couple of those..they vary from well found to found wet...<G>

I enjoyed the article in Latt&Atts BTW..
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Old 04-09-2010, 19:47   #48
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Ya know, now that this old thread has been revived:

How 'bout an update, James?

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Old 05-09-2010, 01:22   #49
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Thanks for the offer princesindbad, but I've got one.
We finally got permission to start building our little jetty, so have been messing around with that.
I've been working on a plan for how to construct the vertical sea wall at the end.
Been learning about how to place concrete using a "tremie" pipe, and looking at different ways of forming it.
I'd like to "key" the forms into the sandy bottom so have been working on a suction pipe type set-up like the "Keene"....I've never really messed around with one of these so this is a bit of an experiment.

Thats about it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 14:04   #50
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Re: Buying a Dhow to Move Cargo

I found this site today and just finished reading the 4 pages of your adventure in 2010 How did it all turn out?
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