Modern Boat Construction for Rowers
Here is another fine article by NRC member Eric Sorenson –
This time about hull construction!
In this article Modern Boat Construction for Rowers, Eric explains the varying cost of construction, toughness of hull material, construction process & final finishes.
Here is an overview in 9 simple bits:
1. Why are some boats expensive?
2. Why is it easy to punch holes in some
boats, and not in others?
3. What you don’t see – cores
4. Nothing as a core
6. Why are boats
stiffer, and so
than they were
just a few years
7. What is that
8. Why do some
builders take a
long time to
laminate a hull?
9. Why are some boats gel coated, others painted, and some clear?
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