Boatbuilders tale...Mollyhawk

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by MikeJohns, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. MikeJohns
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    Very nice, thanks to share with us!
    Regards
    Richard
     
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    Wonderful read! Looking forward to getting the book. Thanks for the heads-up Mike.

    Yes, a welder in water... That, is scary:eek:
     
  4. MikeJohns
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    Actually its not as silly as it sounds. Fresh water is a very effective insulator which many people do not know. It only conducts electricity as you introduce impurities ... free ions.
     
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    Well, that's just great, Mike, but you couldn't pay me enough to test this. No way, no how; on this point I'd rather remain ignorant for life. :D
     
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    Did you get the book Mike (WelderF) ?
     
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    ...pure water, demineralised, does not conduct.......my Grandfather demonstrated this to me long ago, he threw in a 240VAC open end cable and a coin, he easily removed the coin from the pure water.......i too was amazed at the time.
     

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    LyndonJ,
    No, I have more than enough boat-related reading material to absorb, these days. Chapelle, Kinney, Hamlin, Brewer, Colvin, etc., for the design studies. Villiers, Herreshoff, Chichester, etc., for recreation. Had a dream the other night that I was trapped in the hull of an origamiboat, with a tape measure, laser-sight, & book of formulas. I still couldn't find my way out! :confused:

    Ah well, at least I get to spend part of today looking for my next boat!

    Mike(w/f)

    Edit: It looks as though the book isn't out yet. Too bad, it would be an interesting read.
     
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