- After a week of serious viewing the new Wyo plans, I am impressed
with the ease at which a very large boat can be built.
Almost no seam taping, fillets only to stop water from standing in
corners. Each bulkhead, seam, etc. is backed up with 1 1/2" square
frames or larger.
With a bit of planning, all parts can be cut, epoxy and/or glassed as
need before assembly using a small garage. Assembly could literally
be done in a few full days of work with a couple strong helpers. (I
have 5 sons, teenagers and older.) After assembly, jack up one side
at a time just enough to finish the chines and bottom seams.
Still, a large project, but I think she can be assembled in 500
hours. Another 500 hours or more for fit out and finish work.
That's the real genius of Mr. Bolger! Ya just gotta love it!
- In a message dated 17-07-02 12:03:28 AM E. Australia Standard Time,
> . All the outboard connections are insulated fromBut electrolytic corrosion can happen without any external source of
> the boat except for the battery and it's isolated from the hull.
electrical current. Try immersing a piece of aluminum in a bucket of salt
water together with a piece of copper (or a cupro-nickel coin). The
dissimilar metals produce their own electrical current as the aluminum is
Crocodile hunters had to be very careful not to leave brass shell casings in
the bottom of their aluminum dinghies, else the brass would very quickly
corrode a hole in the bottom.
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