Post a Comment. Sunday, December 30, Amateur Steel Boatbuilding. Plywood is the material chosen by most amateur builders who want a high performance boat. However, for those who are attracted to serious cruising to faraway places, particularly to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, the need for a boat that can be bounced off rocks and ice is of more importance than speed.
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Posted by Ted Brewer Boat Reviews. In the s and early s we rarely saw metal yachts in North American waters. Steel yachts had been built in Holland and Germany for many years but, with only oil-based paints to protect them, they were not particularly long lived. A few custom aluminum yachts were built overseas as well and in a couple of quality yards in the U. However, aluminum was considered to be a material restricted to large and expensive craft; half the weight for twice the price was the popular conception.
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Introduction Which Metal? This essay is intended to bring to light a few of the issues surrounding the use of metal for boats. You can access any of the specific topics via the links above. While the pros and cons of various metals expressed here are quite relevant to one's choice of hull material, they are also central to the actual process of designing and building in metal, whether one chooses in favor of steel, aluminum, copper nickel, monel, stainless, or what have you The following is therefore not solely aimed at potential metal boat owners, but also at boat builders and designers who may wish to make better use of metal as a structural material for boats.
He then developed his hobby into a business and became our most loyal metal builder. Peter Weston is building his Pratique 35 from a kit cut by CNC and delivered to him as precut components, ready for assembly to start. Follow his project.