Re: AS-29's current form
- David -
You must be correct on this one. I just looked at the little wire
feed units. These are relatively cheap and appear easy to use.
This could incite a new wave of designs for home builders, epoxy
coated steel hulled boats. Imagine the possibilities. However, I
think I will wait for someone else to build an AS29 out of steel
first. Perhaps Bolger will read this thread and get some ideas.
With the deterioration of the quality of plywood, and the increase
in price of all supplies this could be the route to go.
- --- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <boatbuilding@g...> wrote:
> I like working with steel but it's noisy and you have to have niceneighbors if you do it more than once every couple years! LOL
Great point Jeff and one worth seriously exploring by anyone
contemplating a steel boat.My boat yard neighbour,who is building a
Roberts 40, regularly makes so much noise, either hammering or
grinding his welds, that I can hardly hear myself think(not that
there is all that much going on up in my attic)but it is I who must
wear ear plugs! Too bad there was not a way to build it so that it
could be tuned,like a steel drum,all fired up for some Calypso
music :-)Fortunately,he mostly works on Fridays and Saturdays but he
tells me he has a few weeks vacation coming up in the middle of
About the only way a person could pull off this sort of ear-drum
shattering racket in their"backyard" would be if they lived in an
area zoned for industrial...heavy industry...manufacturing. I cannot
imagine a regular neighbourhood ever putting up with it for very
long.At least not as long as it takes a part-timer to build a
Peter Lenihan,not yet deaf but a little crazy nontheless,from along
the shores of the St.Lawrence........