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Old 20 April 2010, 16:29   #1
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any idea who made this hull

I am looking at restoring this rib but the tubes are shot and i am having trouble finding who made it because there are no longer any serial numbers or plates on the boat. I believe it is either a 2000 or 2001 and came from england with the 2 75hp mariners when it was built.
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Old 20 April 2010, 18:09   #2
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Looks like a Hysucat to me, though not seen one with a central hull before.
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Old 20 April 2010, 20:17   #3
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I had a look at their boats and it looks real close except for the center hull like you said and it does not have a hydrofoil either.
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Old 21 April 2010, 03:47   #4
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it might be a predator, came from south africa, we could probaly sort the tubes, so could Paul Tilley
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Old 21 April 2010, 12:24   #5
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Was it actually designed for tubes, or this a later adaptation. I've seen many hard boats with cathedral hulls like that.
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Old 21 April 2010, 18:01   #6
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From everything I know about it, it was built as a rib. Just have not seen much else like it. Since Nos4r2's post I found this picture on google under hysucat images but not sure if it is actually made by hysucat because there were a number of other pictures there that were not. Looks identical to mine when it was assembled with the exception that mine also has seats that mount in the front and twin outboards. Also cannot see if this one has the center hull but seems like the same boat.
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Looks very like a Husycat to me. Certainly identical console to a boat we had in for new tubes recently.
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It is called a Trident made by the same South africa bassed company who made the Hysucat. there was only one or two bought into the UK
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Thanks to all, Hysucat Trident 8M seems to be the winner. I am actually down in the Caribbean in St. Vincent and the Grenadines but all information I have is that is was brought down from England in 2000 - 2001.
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Old 25 May 2010, 16:29   #10
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The boat is an old model pre-Hysucat boat. It was modified when Malan Conradie and Prof. KG Hoppe started to develop the HYSUCAT - which was patented in 1982. Prof. Hoppe, then a professor with Stellenbosch University is the inventor of the HYSUCAT system. This boat does not have a foil, but is a cathedral hull. Contact me if you want Malan Conradie's details. He was the original builder and developed the tooling for this boat.
BTW. The photo of the blue HYSUCAT in a turn is an 8M and it is sitting in my back yard! Needs work too!!
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