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Old 11-02-2007, 07:13 PM
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Just found this forum through a gent who found and bought a classic aluminum offshore boat (thread in classic forum).

I have a real speed gene somewhere in me and have wanted for years to make a deep-vee offshore boat from aluminum alloy. 34', 24 degree deadrise, lots power, etc...

Until I found this great forum i couldn't really get any information on aluminum offshores since all of the forums I knew of were focused on fiberglass boats (CC, Pilothouse, etc) but not "Go fast" boats.

Anyone on here who has pictures, history, links I would appreciate any and all.

We're in the process of finalizing the design of a 34' offshore CC and will be building a couple of prototypes this winter.

I think that we could learn a lot from you folks...

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Old 11-03-2007, 09:08 AM
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Good luck on your project! Do you have any schematics or basic drawings of your boat? It would be interesting to see what you are doing! Are you going to use honeycomb panels or use ribs? Did you see the unfinished alluminum project on this website? I think it was 40 ft and built with honeycomb bottom, lots of room inside. I think they are trying to sell it? It is a beautifull boat.
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Jay, I saw your boat at the Annapolis show. Looks like you build a really nice, tough boat. Good luck on your project and please keep us informed, innovation in the sport lives here
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Thanks for the replies - appreciated.

F311 - The liquid Technology boat was amazing - couldn't find a website for the company - any ideas?

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Marylandmark - With guys going 100 miles offshore fishing seems like you might want to spend less time running and more time fishing.

Insptech - Innovation. Just finding this forum is like finding a treasure. There is so much information and knowledge here - amazing. I'm just doing a lot of reading - thank you for the kind words on the boats. Certainly not beautiful or excessively fast but not meant to be. I have a bad speed gene in me (probably the Italian) and have the desire to do go far, go fast, over the horizon series of boats.

Again any information or pictures of classic or current aluminum offshore powerboats would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-03-2007, 08:19 PM
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Hy-Lite Powerboats Inc." Custom Aluminum Powerboats" in Leamington , Ontario, Canada have made some High Performance Offshore Powerboats from aluminum and have used the services of World Renowned Boat designer Michael Peters. You can view their web-site and read what they have done with aluminum. www.hy-litepowerboats.com
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There's quite a few alu performance manufacturers in my home country Sweden. Here's a few of the ones I like. Hope they'll give You some inspiration. I also include a couple of pictures from the very successful Boghammar Marin, they built small alu racing boats in the mid 60's. They had a 34 degree transom but because the engines got mounted so low in the hull the actually had very good stability believe it or not. If they hadn't got engine trouble they would have done well in the Bahama 500 race that the 32' alu Thunderbird won, now they had to retire. That little boat could go through anything. They built it from 5mm alu and they are actually in process to restore it. See the pictures.
http://www.vectormarine.se/indexeng.html

http://www.anytec.se/sub/boats/eng/index.shtm

I really like the Anytec 960 CAB
http://www.anytec.se/sub/boats/eng/960cab.shtm

The Vector 28 is also a very good riding one.
http://www.vectormarine.se/28fceng.html
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Forgot to post the link to Dockstavarvet. They do all the high end vessels for the Swedish State. Most of their vessels are built in alu. Other more exotic materials are incorporated for the military spec boats. The most famous is the 90 series fighting vessel.
http://www.dockstavarvet.se/index2.p...ubpage=summary

First picture below is from Boghammar. It was a high speed recognasence vessel. A delivery of these were sold to Iran before the revolution, but unfortunately for us Americans the new regime used these as high speed attack boats on our ships in the Persian Gulf. The 27' Magnum that Boghammar bought and got the right to produce got longer and longer and You can see the 35' below, however those where allways fiberglas boats.
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Just found this forum through a gent who found and bought a classic aluminum offshore boat (thread in classic forum).

I have a real speed gene somewhere in me and have wanted for years to make a deep-vee offshore boat from aluminum alloy. 34', 24 degree deadrise, lots power, etc...

Until I found this great forum i couldn't really get any information on aluminum offshores since all of the forums I knew of were focused on fiberglass boats (CC, Pilothouse, etc) but not "Go fast" boats.

Anyone on here who has pictures, history, links I would appreciate any and all.

We're in the process of finalizing the design of a 34' offshore CC and will be building a couple of prototypes this winter.

I think that we could learn a lot from you folks...

Sincerely,

Jay Perrotta
President and Owner
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Rock Salt Boats
Jay, My name is Jay also and I love Maine too. I live in MA spent some schooling years in Maine and frequent the Sebago area. Anyways if you want some great info on aluminum hulls get in touch with some of the most informed experts on OSO. I hope they will not mind me suggesting them. User names: Black Tornado,littlenige,Ryan Beckley and 7Xchamp to name a few. This group knows their stuff and lots of history too ! Or ck.under some posts: "What happened to all the TIN boats, Cougar 41",and others. Ask about Cougars and CUV hulls to name 2 among others or ask about "Chairman of the Board" or some of Al Copland's race boats. Cats are the rage now. Why not build 1 or 2 diff. lengths. Would sure be cool. Best of luck, Jay 33 Sutphen offshore hull twin all Merlin 540's 625hp nat. aspirated.

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[QUOTE=blacklabmarine;2326449]Thanks for the replies - appreciated.

F311 - The liquid Technology boat was amazing - couldn't find a website for the company - any ideas?


Here you go. call and ask for Wayne or Bob 541.660.1443

http://www.riverwildboats.com/racing.html
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