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Old 07-18-2012, 09:56 AM
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ok the searching got me to some that are aluminum.. since im not worried about speed.. and if you saw my dual barge style that I want to build..

can i use actual metal to build the hulls and weld them?

I know nothing about making wooden hulls or fiberglass... i have a big striip of metal... 1/16th thick... i could use.. but wondering how well it would float?

i havent drawn up the length but figure..
24" long x 6" wide by 6" tall... flat bottom style.. not a V...

think it will float?
remember 2 of them and a platform on top.. maybe too heavy to move even with dual motors... hah...


meh.. no delete button for self...
this can be deleted.. i see the main possible issue. forget can it float.. but can the electronics work correctly without interference?!?!?!?!
Old 07-18-2012, 10:21 AM
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My 18' Lund floats. Steel boats float. There even have been cement boats and they float. Yup, done right it will float. Hope you post pics as you don't see aluminim done very often. Get out them tin knockin' tool and have at it. Good Luck!
Old 07-18-2012, 10:27 AM
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I forget who but every year there is a gentleman that come's to the St Louis Admiral's Club. He has build a few ship's out of sheet metal. All with working light's and other thing's. I believe his name is Don but not for sure.

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