Aluminum Construction

Comparative Weights of Plywood, Aluminum and Steel

On September 14, 2017, in Aluminum Construction, Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, Steel Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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We are frequently asked if a design can be built in some other material than that noted. Any of our plans intended for planking with sheet material are designed to be a segment of a cylinder or a cone called “conendric” development. This usually means sections of the hull will be straight lines or convex. […]

Aluminum Design & Construction Using CNC with Steve Pollard Webinar

On December 8, 2015, in Aluminum Construction, Webinars, by Gayle Brantuk
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Enjoy the replay of our live Webinar titled, “Aluminum Design & Construction Using CNC” featuring Stephen Pollard. This is a very informative discussion. In this Webinar you’ll discover: The benefit of building a boat in aluminum The approximate cost savings of building your own aluminum boat What a Delta Pad is What level of expertise is […]

Metal Boatbuilding Notes

On December 4, 2015, in Aluminum Construction, by Kevin Morin
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Since the topic of building in welded aluminum has seen a few recent posts, a little awakening from this category’s sleepy past, I thought I’d write a series of articles on some of the aspects of metal boat building that seem to be challenging to new builders. I’m not sure these topics ‘scare’ everyone but […]

First Steps in Building Your Boat: Setting up – The foundation for building a boat

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  A boat, unlike a house or garage, does not have flat areas such as a level foundation with vertical uprights (studs).  A boat is curved from most any direction you view it so an artificial foundation must be created. We’ve developed a method of using a “building form” to substitute for the “foundation” in the analogy […]

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