Tuna doors on plate boats

hey guys,


has anyone installed a tuna door on a plate boat at all.


can only find them on glass boats and not much on the net about installation on plate boats. 

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 best bet would be to get in

Sun, 2019-08-11 19:55

 best bet would be to get in touch with an ali boat builder . as far as i could see there shouldnt be a prob as long as correct supports were put in place wgere the opening is


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Talking about a side door?

Mon, 2019-08-12 11:33

 We use our rear door, works a treat. In conjunction with the rear swim platform, just surf them aboard, works even better on sloppy days than it does on calm. Mind you , havent pulled a tuna aboard weighing for than 20kg, but would be doable to near  100kg, I reckon.  And if you don't have a the space/suitabilty for a transom door, you are stuck with a side door. So yes, it would be down to the individual vessel hull's suitability to have a lot of stiffness removed.

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Mon, 2019-08-12 12:50

A pot hauler with a rope gaff.
Same equp to do two jobs.