Steel Plate Thicknesses

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by flathead65, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. flathead65
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    flathead65 Jeff Thompson

    What sort of plate thicknesses are these boats built with in the 26 foot loa range?

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  2. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    Steel would be very heavy for such a small boat. You would be better off using aluminum.
    Steel would be 12 ga but weld distortion would be a challenge. 10 ga better but very heavy
  3. M&M Ovenden
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    M&M Ovenden Senior Member

    Looks like a very nice small Dutch barge. I like the look of it. My guess is that it will be built with 10 ga, which probably isn't so bad for such a heavy displacement boat in this length range. Do you have any other specs like displacement / beam / ballast ? Any idea about the designer and builder ?

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