Plastiki anyone?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Alex.A, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    building any boat (or any product for that matter) takes labor, energy and raw materials. We call those resources, and the more it cost to build the more resources it consumes. So the least expensive way to build, is the way that consumes the least resourses. The cheaper the boat, the more "green" it is.

    If you use recycled materials but it cost more than building it with "new" raw materials, you have wasted resources.

    Buying a used boat cheap, would be the "green" way to get a boat.

    I often build with salvaged materials, materials that may have ended up in a land fill. I have built 11 small boats with mostly salvaged lumber and materials, spending between $40 and $100 on each, so am I a "green" builder, or just cheap?
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