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Old 01-16-2002, 05:12 PM
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Question Aluminum hulls: Cougar, CUV, etc

Do aluminum hulls start to deform after use in the rough stuff? Anyone know about this from experience?
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Call kurt at KURTS MARINE 732-477-7400 he has a CUV it called the BANDIT.He`ll tell you.
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Yeah, I'd like to know how easy it is to form an aluminum hull with strakes.
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they don't move. They'll show a little around the bulkheads, but they're beefy. Supposedly, Kurt is closed for the month, btw. The strakes are cut and welded, not formed or bent. I love 'em. I assume you're asking because Riveted is for sale? CUV's are wide tunnel boats. In Winnapesakee(sp?) in 96 or so, Bill Gifford was faster than the Skaters w/ the same hp. Kurt owns giffords old boat.
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I'm just asking because I don't know why more aren't made of aluminum.
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<STRONG>Call kurt at KURTS MARINE 732-477-7400 he has a CUV it called the BANDIT.He`ll tell you.
mike</STRONG>
Hey Mike you say this like there is a problem with aluminum, is this the case or am I just taking this the wrong way.

I have wondered why more manufacturers don't use aluminum. I thought it's stronger than fiberglass. It is because it cost more, or is it that much harder to work with . Could someone shed some light on this.

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my day dream , how about a 40 ft. injected plastic titanum skeleton go fast in 1989 Dupont said get 1 million dollars give it to them and they might talk to me about makeing the mold.did not mean to crash your thread,just daydreaming again.
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Kurt would know and be glad to answer any of your questions. By the way he is not closed for the month, I was there yesterday. Call him 1-732-477-7400.
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Kurt is open spoke with him this afternoon. You can also go to his web site it's www.kurtsmarine.com
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RumRunner are you the person that helped kurt and I with my new Barry Grant carbs for the supercharged (14:71's)Olds motors that were building.
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