hey guys. i have been reading over planes and information on several different boats. and was wondering what your thoughts are for decent cold weather
boats. i am not looking to cruise
the north west passage
or anything crazy but to live in and work in Alaska
in the winter and maybe cruise
around in the winter. i have been looking at several of Bruce Roberts
designs because i am looking to build my own. for the most part i have been looking at steel
hulled boats with displacement
or semi displacement
hulls is there a certain hull
design that makes it better to deal with the cold weather
maybe some ice and snow.
in your opinion what materials deal with cold weather best. aluminum
or maybe fiberglass
my thoughts are metal because the design of a steel boat the hull deck
and superstructure are one piece after it has been welded no seams for water
to get in and expand. i am not looking to ram anything or even touch anything with the hull but my guess is that steel would best deal with an accidental hit or bump
i know that all hulls are insulated or should be but with a cold weather boat would you insulate more then a normal boat?
thank you guys for taking the time to read and answer my questions ill be posting
a few more questions as i find my notes!