Cutting up and shipping a steel yacht??!!

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by pathfinder_05, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    then we advise you not to breath;)
     
  2. Arvy
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    Arvy Senior Member

    hahahahaha lol good and sound advice Wynand!
     
  3. welder/fitter
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    welder/fitter Senior Member

    Sure, you could weld in solid steel bulkheads to keep the shapes & cut alongside them. Of course, the sections would still be twisted & warped. Unless they're giving out magic wands to engineers these days, you'll still be left with a bunch of scrap metal. Being an engineer, if you have any experience with metals, you'd have already realized this. After reading your responses, however, I'm more inclined to think that you're a ******, than an engineer. You ask the impossible... no money, unrealistic approach & intolerant/disrespectful of the suggestions made. I sincerely hope you do it. At least, someone in South America will have a good laugh!
     
  4. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Many folks claim the hull is only 15% of the coat of a boat. How about disassembeling every thing , and simply building (or having built) a new hull ?

    All the parts and pieces should fit into the box.

    FF
     
  5. Arvy
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    Arvy Senior Member

    well, fast fred, I find that rather optimistic as it would still cost a lot of work to do.

    Most interior parts are made to fit the hull, and hoping that 2 hulls are identical..
     

  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    OooooWaaaah, some have difficulty in detecting a "gentle stirring" or are far too serious for a Sunday (Unless the sermon was particularly thought provoking and serious?)... hehehe

    Then again listen to - was it Alfred E Newman who suggested "Thimk" - - remove bilge pumps radios and other removable items (NO mention of cutting some of the important bits out) the words were "Disassembeling every thing" - - - But I am sure not in all seriousness as I think the dummy has been spat....
     
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