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Old 01-08-2011, 02:08   #1
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Construction Materials

Hi

I'm intrigued by the various construction materials available to build yachts with. Does anyone know of a list (something like a wikipedia article) on the pros and cons of all the different options.

My basic understanding is this:

1. Wood.
2. Steel
3. GRP
4. Ferro Cement
5. Aluminium
6. Carbon Fibre
7. Plastics.

I'm particularly interested in plastics so any further reading in this regard would be appreciated.

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Re: Construction Materials.

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I don't think you'll find any one source for all those different materials. I would suggest:

Wood or this one
Steel or Aluminium
Plywood
Plastics

That should get you started.
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