Aluminum Boatbuilding (Hardcover)
With aluminium becoming a more widely used boat building material, Aluminium Boatbuilding proves to be an authoritative and practical guide to designing and building aluminium alloy boats. The advantages of building in aluminium are discussed???its light weight, strength and need for minimal maintenance???as well as many other aspects, including the machinery, tools, techniques and skills needed. Ernest Sims also explains how to handle setting-up procedures, painting, and dealing with corrosion and repair. This newest edition also has a new chapter on adhesives and bonding, plus new updated information on friction stir welding, plasma and waterjet cutting. Passenger ferries, racing powerboats and design structures are also covered. Overall, this new edition of Aluminium Boatbuilding will be invaluable for anyone building or designing aluminium craft.