Tooling Up

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Thunderhead19, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Thunderhead19
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    Thunderhead19 Senior Member

    Cathedral hulls (Boston whaler) are...what's a polite way to say it...a pain in the *** to do in aluminum. They are doable, but obviously it requires several times the linear feet of weld that it would take to build a similar v-bottom boat. I don't have any cutting patterns that I could sell you. I might know someone who can help you though, give me a couple of days.

    Pull-up method is when you assemble the hull plates as a shell first (pulling the plate up from the floor) rather than building the internal framing first (then pulling the plate down over the framing.)
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