Change of plans

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by lazerus, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. lazerus
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    lazerus Junior Member

    At first I looked at building in steel but I lack the welding skill to do the job.The only viable option would be to hire a welder.If I do that then I have not built the boat.It wont be of steel.
    Because this will be my home and not just my boat it must be of a material that will outlast me and be tough enough to survive 25-30 years in tropical water.It seems to me that the only option is a fiberglass plywood combination.It will be faster and more fun.
    And now a whole new batch of questions:D
    Parallam,has anyone used it for a keel:?:
    If you don't know what it is follow this link http://www.bobvila.com/BVTV/HomeAgain/Video-0116-02-0.html
    here is a good picture of its structure
    I was going to ask some more with this post but this will do for now.
     

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  2. lesburn1
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