Thermal expansion is the reason for flexibility
If you want a durable joint between wood and aluminium, you have to allow the joint to expand and...
Still advise to RUN AWAY!
If you buy a hull and fit it out yourself, then the cost of the hull is but a small part of the total overall costs....
Ferro cement - run away !!!!
I have seen a ferro cement hull destroyed in hours after grounding on a sandy beach.
There is a reason that ferro...
When the boat is moving?
Who cares when the boat is moving?
Can't see anything attaching then.
Generation of U.V - B
What kind of light generates this U.V. - B?
Could one perhaps use a light pipe? Optical fibre and have the light on board?
Might be of help for props?
Perhaps one light in the region of the prop would keep them off it?
Blast, Alodine, then paint anyone?
If I had to blast my 5083 Aluminium hull with garnet, and then within say 20 minutes wash it off with...
Repairs, what repairs?
An aluminium boat is very unlikely to need any repairs anyway. Structural aluminium welding may be hard to come by, but I...
Build it in Aluminium in South Africa
Lots of Dix pilot house boats being built in South Africa. Probably as cheap as China, and waaay better...
The perfect passagemaker even climbs mountains!
Here is a picture of my Phil Southwell 51 foot being built at the moment in Cape Town.