Hi all, I've spent the last month reading the 29 pages within "General" and and few pages of the others sections and hope I am qualified to post without violating any rules. Note there was not a Striker thread nor a Sedef listed in the two or three Turkey yard threads so here goes. I've always had a thing for Striker sportfish, love the "built like a ship giant engine rooms" and smooth, albeit not so fast, ride. So I'm poking around the net (feel like any day now I'll be at the end) and I run across the Striker website. If they had internet in the 70's, it would look like this. Anyway, I gather one of their issues in the past was ownership/management, you can see some court cases listed (page link at bottom of home page) regarding who owned the company etc, not my thing to read all the lawyer speak, but from the site, it states they are now building at Sedef in Turkey. Or maybe the claim to build there or plans to build there or who knows? So some questions for the all knowing. 1. Anyone heard of Sedef and what is their sportfish/yacht capability? 2. Sedef building strikers? 3. If you had to hit a container or reef at 25kts, would you rather hit it with an aluminum plate or fiberglass? I ask because another thread an "expedition" yacht hit the reef coming into Lyford and it was all but destroyed. This to me doesn't seem to be the proper results. I always though you might split a seam or something but not full on rip the bottom out. 4. There was some pod discussion a while back with photos of a volvo drive ripped out of one of those Azimut looking things in Thailand or somewhere. How would one of those things work out with aluminum? 5. I ask about the pods specifically the ZF4000 with the wheels in the back (can't get around them being in the front on the Volvo) because they claim to handle upwards of 1000hp and that makes for nice C18s and in the 60-65 ft puts you around 26-30kts with the extra efficiency. I like the fuel efficiency over the speed of 40kts fiberglass production boats. 6. If someone wanted a nice functional long range aluminum sportfisher, found a good designer and hired a project manager, what are the odds of building it at a yard in Turkey with good results? I don't need or care for ultra highend interior, similar to production sportfish more than adequate. 6a. What does one estimate costs saving are for a say 75' to be built in the US vs Holland vs. Turkey? 7. Grounding and corrosion, the boat I had a bit of fun on had a couple sea chests, looked pristine inside, and one one other thruhull that was an aluminum pipe threaded with a marelon seacock. We all know stray current and eat up a boat but man the whole thing is metal, what is the magic behind keeping these things corrosion free? As a note the Striker I spent some time on was built in Holland for Panasonic in Japan, brought back here with lots of generator hours and little hours on the mains. I gather to go anywhere over there they require pilots and engineers on board. Word was it was kept on the hard until it was Sake time then it went in the water and generators fired up for a dock party. Not much else till it arrived here. So I hope my post has been worthy of a response. Have at it!