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

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

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

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


  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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