One issue with going with bronze, it is weaker and more fatigue prone than steel IIRC.
Originally Posted by RXBOT
If the plans are in German the boat may have been built in Holland or Germany and bolts may be metric. Does not matter as any good machine shop anywhere in the world can replicate if given a bolt or drawing of same. You might consider using bronze as a material so you eliminate galvinizing.
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