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Exocetus DH 550 South Africa

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Just over three months into the build and both hulls are ready to turn.

Link to a time lapse of the first couple of weeks build.

Sea-Tribe Web Site

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Hull skins completed. 
Transoms fitted.
Hull support cradles constructed in preparation for the turn.

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Hull Side skins installed. 
Hull bottoms installed.
Keel construction in progess
Radius chine bonding in progress 

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Hull Side skins and bottom skin installation.

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Progress after three weeks.

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Starboard hull frame ready for side skin installation

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Starboard hull frame ready for side skin installation

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Filleting of stringers to bulkheads

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Radius Chine tangent joint. Radius chine is constructed from two 6mm layers of pre-formed ply profile.

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Sea-Tribe constructed a basic press for joining ply sections together.
Here the hull side skins are bonded together into large sections. 
Bonding the hull skin sections to the hull frame in large pieces produces
a finish which requires minimal fairing. 

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Sea-Tribe constructed a basic press for joining ply sections together.
Here the hull side skins are bonded together into large sections. 
Bonding the hull skin sections to the hull frame in large pieces produces
a finish which requires minimal fairing. 

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Stringer installation comences on starboard hull.

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Stringer installation comences on starboard hull.

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Stringer installation commences on starboard hull.

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Stringers are supplied in 20' lengths and joined on site into 60' lengths.

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Backbone and stem bonded in place, joining of stringers started.

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Progress after a couple of weeks work, eight hours a day, five days a week.

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Exocetus supplied a 40' container as part of the Sea-Tribe order. After shipping to South Africa the container is used as storage for all the kit components.

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Stem is bonded to bulkhead A.

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Back bone components are bonded together in one 55' assembly. A small capping strip stiffens the back bone and assists with dry fit and line up.

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Sea-Tribe are building both hulls at the same time.

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Bulkheads are placed in the build cradle. 

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Bulkheads are placed in the build cradle. 

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Applying biaxial to bulkhead.

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Sea-Tribe are building in a custom built marque in Durban. Exocetus went to South Africa in May 2017  to assist with the start of the project advising on build methods.
 
Build cradle contruction and bulkhead joining underway.

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Sea-Tribe based in Durban South Africa have purchased a complete Excetus DH 550 kit. Here the kit components with additional hardware including engines, generators, hatches, AC and DC distribution components etc are loaded into a container ready for shipment to SA.

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Patrick from Sea-Tribe travelled to the UK in August and Exocetus developed detailed design specifications for the Catamaran based on Sea-Tribes plans to use the DH 550 for charter. Exocetus were able to offer a competitive proposal for the supply of additional equipment to be included in the shipment to SA.

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