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Old 01-10-2011, 14:26   #31
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Re: Boat Poll II - Hull Material

Response #29 was in answer to Mark1977's comment on "why not ferro-cement."
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Old 01-10-2011, 20:33   #32
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If money is no object, Kevlar, with a carbon fiber rig.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:45   #33
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Actually I would go with a titanium hull! Need to fine some terrific welders though - or even better to get a huge block of Ti and then machine the boat out in one piece
Now you're talking! What the hell kind of through-hull would work, however, and how would you cut the hole?
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Actually I would go with a titanium hull! Need to fine some terrific welders though - or even better to get a huge block of Ti and then machine the boat out in one piece

I was thinking the same as I read down the thread. But your choice could be improved by using a double hull design with a woven kelvar mat between them.
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Now you're talking! What the hell kind of through-hull would work, however, and how would you cut the hole?
Hmmm. I can see a growing market for diamond thru-hulls ...

Frankly though, I drilled some titanium tubing recently and it was way easier than we ever imagined.

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Because of it's limited use in boat building, presumably due to inherent issues that keep it from being a practical material. No other reason than that. Thanks for responding and sorry for not doing same in a timely manner.
I hope you aren't talking aluminum...

It's used widely in commercial circles...the vast majority of utility boats built for the US Government are aluminum as well as work boats for the oil industry, etc...etc...
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No, I was referring to ferro-cement.
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What no COLD MOLDED?........i2f
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