Bending AS29 bottom plate
- Just got a quote from a local shipyard on rolling the 1/2" steel bottom plates for my AS29. $1500! Just for the bending. Still have to buy the plate, have it cut to suit, bore and countersink the bolt-holes, and galvanize!
Fortunately, Filipinos are very clever, so we are going to look around for other low-tech options to make the curve (i.e. pounding it with sledgehammers!).
- Trevor Robertson had huge icicles grow in the cabin over the Antarctic winter - talk about endurence! Rationed heating days became wet and uncomfortable. He piled on snow for more insulation in Greenland winter!
--- In email@example.com, "mkriley48" <mkriley48@...> wrote:
> 1 http://www.derecktor.com/index.html
> he built 2 12 meter yachts and numerous custom boats, catered to the Herishoff crowd. I started my marine career in the fort lauderdale yard and worked on lots of his boats and others some were 20 years old at the time with no problems. He did not invent plywood decks on metal boats, I would refer you to one of the numerous metal boat building boat books available.
> 2 the bottom will be at water temp. which obviously be above freezing.
> metal boats are never insulated in the bilge. Condensation is worst higher up in the boat due to heat stratification. Top sides and cabin need insulated no matter what the material. steel seems to be the boat material of choice for sailers in the high latitudes.