Little Island Trader 30

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by timgoz, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. timgoz
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    timgoz Senior Member

    Hello,

    I see on Chesapeake Marine Designs website that at least one steel LIT 30 has been constructed to at least the bare hull/shell stage.

    There is not alot on info on the site. I will probably going to get study plans. I would assume she is built out of primarily 3/16" m.s. plate.

    I consider that the minimum for distortion free constrution.

    Does anyone have an opinion on the design. Once I get the study plans I can provide some more pertinent information.

    Thank you.

    Tim Gosnell
     
  2. Tad
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  3. pdwiley
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    pdwiley Senior Member

    Well, you're incorrect. 4mm is easily worked with minimal distortion. Under that it gets more tricky but still do-able at 3mm.

    a 5mm shell on a 30' boat is going to be massively overweight.

    PDW
     

  4. timgoz
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    timgoz Senior Member

    Thanks.
     
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