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Old 09-27-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by outbound View Post
Sorry for the poor expression. Think in forming the hull the way origami is done complex curves are produced. Think with other construction techniques reproducing the simple or complex curvatures would be more easily done. Would think one could mold off the mirror image from the opposite undamaged side but is still left with the problem of shaping. Wondering how repairs to plate are done to origami or other frameless construction. Steel stretches when dented. For a segment big enough to want to fix or an area where plate thickness has been thinned due to rust you seem to have problem. How is this dealt with ?
Lots of longitudinals across the affected area and well beyond, will keep it fair while doing repairs. You can even use temporary longiitudinals on the outside , removing them after final welding is done.
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