hull extrusions necasary?

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by gomoto69, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. gomoto69
    Joined: Jul 2009
    Posts: 3
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: kelowna bc

    gomoto69 New Member

    I'm starting to build an aluminum hull to be fitted with jet drive. I'm trying to decide whether or not to obtain the hull and gunwale extrusions that some boat manufacturers use, where the bottom and side sheets of metal join together. Is this a better way to build as upposed to just welding the sheets together? I plan on 3/16 bottom and 1/8 sides. thanks
  2. Ad Hoc
    Joined: Oct 2008
    Posts: 7,491
    Likes: 1,373, Points: 113, Legacy Rep: 2488
    Location: Japan

    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    all depends upon the geometry, the access, the alloy grade and temper and the environment it is in...oh and your budget too! :)
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.