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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I personally like the exposed look of a great welders work and it also much stronger when you do not go for the one piece look with polishing
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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OK, that sounds good to me. I'll go that route.
Do you think they would weld both sides of the seam?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

It is really going to be two questions

1. time as it would be twice as much welding

2. It really does depend on how well the welder feels he can keep the hulls shape as is the welds do have a lot of ability to bend the sheet
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Ok Tom. Then if it is one weld to save dough is the weld on the outside or the inside of the shell?

Many thanks for the help.
I asked Brent some direct questions re; scantlings but I got no answer. Maybe he's not comfy with alu. I can do it without his help. Could have been fun. Hope he'll stay in the loop and chime in from time to time.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I would keep it on the outside from my POV on looks

I would really feel out the welder as SS is my main material and we are going for sanitation as the #1 priority

Can you get 16' ? material as we have to work around 144" lengths
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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My 3D guy, Jody Culbertson, looked into sheet lengths and he is pretty certain we can get the length. I'll find out from Jim Betts. He does a lot of alu work including work on commercial boats.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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The computer needs it Jeff. You may not need it. We now have a rough cardboard model.

I'm not zackly sure what you are saying. Of course the sides of the cut remain in contact. If they didn't there would be a hole in the boat. What am I missing?
Bob,

I must apologize. I am not sure what I was looking at. I had been looking at the first squashed flat plan on my phone and the image was so small that I must not have picked up the actual plate edges. Now that I see the larger version, its a lot clearer what is happening and my question becomes a dumb one.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Jeff:
Not sure it was a "dumb question" but you did have me scratching my head.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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The computer needs it Jeff. You may not need it. We now have a rough cardboard model.

I'm not zackly sure what you are saying. Of course the sides of the cut remain in contact. If they didn't there would be a hole in the boat. What am I missing?
I think he means they remain in contact while still flattened out - it's a slot rather than a gore so to speak.
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Tom: What I have in mind is a workboat level of finish.
Is Brent getting contagious?
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