catamarans aliminum

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  1. plastic taff
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    hi,
    i've been searching the web for couple of evenings now with no luck i came across your site im really stuck :confused: im looking for a certain boat im a fisherman by trade and looking for a new vessel i've seen these aliminum cat's in france a couple times and a few years ago when i was last there im looking for the boat yard or designer or maybe the name of these vessels all i can remember is there roughly about ......
    built of aliminum
    lenghth..12 -14 mtrs
    breadth..6-7 mtrs
    depth.. 1-2 mtrs
    these vessels are not fast imlooking for something that does about 8-10 knots i have lots of other thigns that need to be discussed in the build must be able to carry lots of weight, i would be very gratefull if anybody could help me whether you know of a company or maybe someone who could build one all i can say is the cat's in france where beast's and i want one :!:
    again i would be very gratefull for any information
    kind regards
    mark
     
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  3. Fanie
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    Plastic goes Aluminum...

    Commercial fishing will be power boat.

    A cat cannot carry the load a mono can...
     
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    Ditto: first thing that popped into my head was the Prometas using the Strongall system

    Thick plates,few stringers and using the highest corrosion resistant aluminum ...5086?

    Google will tell you
     
  6. plastic taff
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    cat's

    hi,guys
    i've worked on 3 or 4 different types of cats the only one i can really say that could carry any amountof weight was the gemini gf10 i carried 8 ton on a regular basis ! southboats,cheetah,could not even handle 3 ton there built for speed and speed is not what i want i'd be very happy to be doing 8,9,10 knots all day the only reason i looked at aliminum is that i can remember the french boats i saw they were big boats for the lenght and they had alot of weight on board they were carrying all the trawl gear ..deck winchs,net drums etc .. all i do is potting half the weight ! but i would like to put 2x vivier tanks in one aside of about 4ton a piece plus 2x lobster tanks of half ton aside.i know there was a few of these boats built but finding them is a prob !!! i have been told about a company thats supposed to be still going but still waiting o hear from the person (4weeks ago)so dont hold out much hope ..... again guys
    thanks ever so much any help would be so gratefull
    kind regards mark
     
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    SouthBoats has a very good range, I'm not sure which you've seen or tried. They are carrying what the client asks for, simple as that.
    Cheetah are generally smaller and GRP, so I would think they would not fall into your scope?

    If you have no luck, send me a PM with your details, I could put a proposal together for you or explain what is or is not possible.
     
  8. plastic taff
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    commercial cat

    hi,
    im gonna try and put together exactly what im looking for,few plans and see what you guys think !!:confused: please remember im a fisherman ! brawn,not brains dont laugh to much :p:p
    my personal email is ;
    malbery@hotmail.co.uk
    if for any reason you wish to contact
    all the best
    mark
    again guys thanks for ya help
     

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    Okay, I'll let you cogitate and put something together first. Then perhaps contact you afterwards. It is a learning process even putting simple ideas/thoughts/wishes down.
     
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