Swim Platform Anodized Aluminum Crossbeams

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by gitanopalau, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. gitanopalau
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    gitanopalau New Member

    Hello all...
    I am looking for a source for the structural components necessary to install a swim platform on my new to me '91 Prout Event... Since I live in Palau, Micronesia, there just isn't anywhere locally where I would be able to find anything remotely related...
    I think that the anodized aluminum components that are used to secure the trampolines and bowsprits and headstay extensions, etc., on some catamaran models, would do the trick...

    Looking through the web has not given me the answers or leads to vendors, web pages that would cover the subject.

    Any assistance anyone may be able to provide, will be appreciated...

    Dave
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Anodized aluminum marine fittings are hard to find.
     
  3. gitanopalau
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    Thanks for that... I have sort of gathered that... However, somebody out there knows where a good starting point to look would be... Need a source for the hardware and the crossbeam... Multihulls with trampolines are being made everyday... Somebody is making those components... Help?
     
  4. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    What's wrong with bog standard marine grade aluminium, such as 6082, in extrusion form, or 5083 as plates?
     
  5. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    ? Is the internet there different from the internet elsewhere?
     
  6. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Even with the Internet anodized marine fittings are rare. Most of the anodized Aluminium that I see is on Italian Yachts. You might rephrase your google search and look in Italy .
     
  7. SamSam
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    It might be easier to adapt the plans to what's available locally.
     
  8. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    You can do that.

    I like anodized fittings. Recently I needed to replace the stem head fittings...aluminum anodized...on a small boat. Impossible to find replacements so I went stainless and the owner will just have to live with rust bleeds for the next twenty years.
     
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  10. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    With Google I see that Aluminium is popular in Australia.
     
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  12. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    You make have to have something fabricated/welded.
     
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