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post #65 of Old 10-09-2013
Brent Swain
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Re: Maybe Steel rules... after all!

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Originally Posted by capta View Post
"Could someone please move this photo to "the pros and cons of steel boats" thread?"

Brent Swain
Would you please tell me what this aluminum boat has to do with "the pros and cons of steel boats" ?
I don't get it.
The behavior of aluminium in an impact is very close to that of steel ,and far different from that of fibreglass in such an impact. The damage to a steel hull would have been pretty much the same, maybe slightly less. What would it have done to a fibreglass boat, such as Smack suggests, is better for cruising.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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