Sidewheeler riverboat

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Mikeemc, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Mikeemc
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    Location: South Carolina

    Mikeemc Junior Member

    When I first started this project 6 months ago , I was going to build from wood fiberglass epoxy. After running some cost figures I found that steel was in the ballpark and cost effective , not so labor intensive.

    I did make some model trusses, I always do some modeling for certain projects. These are the wood ones that would have been mortis and tendon jointery.

    In reading some of the older post , AdHoc's brings up a valid point on weight. I'm going back to my drawing for the 3/16's figures and rework them and will post the findings of both 1/4 and 3/16's in weight of the hull & frames less deck.

    I also found this on the net and is an interest study for structure.

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