castor - 53ft sloop
pollux

pollux: castor - 53ft sloop

march 2002

Posted by: pollux - website: http://www.pollux.be

pollux, Sep 28, 2003
    • Rating:
      5/5,
      tom kane
      Thanks for the thrilling pictures,do not see many boats like that being built now.
    • Rating:
      5/5,
      Sean Herron
      Hello...

      Are those outside welded flatbar 'battens' - and if yes why did you do this over butt welding the seam with the batten inside - then fairing outside - just curious about your intentions and methods - I might be out to lunch all together, but I have never seen this done on a steel yacht - cheers ...

      SH.
    • pollux
      Hello Sean,
      The 'battens' are joggles, they are formed by folding one plate over the other and double weld the seams, inside and outside.
      This gives a stiffened area of 2.5" wide and 1/2" thick. They are on the outside to keep the inside flat against the frames.
      It is not unusual in Holland to build classic yachts in this way (see http://bronsveen.nl)
    • Rating:
      5/5,
      dskira
      I love the way you built her: the right way. Congratulation
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