Union Jack

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by iceman46, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. iceman46
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    iceman46 Junior Member

    This is my first time so I will try to keep it brief. My wife and I are planning to build the Glen-l Steel Union Jack and I was wondering if it were possible to build the superstructure in aluminum alloy. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Yes indeed, it is a common prodedure nowadays to build alloy superstructure on a steel hull.
    They can be simply bolted isolated with gaskets or welded to a bimetal fusion strip which has steel on one side and alloy on the other. I prefer the bolt on approach.

    The scantlings need to be changed a little for the superstreucture, slightly larger frames and thicker sheet but it's worth doing.
  3. iceman46
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    iceman46 Junior Member

    aluminum superstructure

    Thanks ever so much Mike

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  5. Union Jack
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    2014 Glen-L UNION JACK

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    rwatson Senior Member

    Umm - "All Emenities " ??

    Have you got some bad feelings included in the price ?? :p
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