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    04-10-18, 21:36
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    Any place where it is thin, any added plate should be set in flush, to eliminate any voids between plates. If the punch goes thru anywhere, it should...
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    04-10-18, 21:29
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    And if they had paid for it in advance, and the centrepunch went right thru, showing metal as thin as a beer can, what then? A centrepunch below the...
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    03-10-18, 00:04
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    If you were buying a wooden boat with a wooden mast, and the owner said "Don't step there or you might go right thru, and don't lean on that mast...
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    16-09-18, 22:11
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    On aluminium boats, serious corrosion is usually self evident. On steel boats , how much epoxy was put on the inside, before spray foaming, is...
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    16-09-18, 00:07
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    I notice that the latest stock plastic boats like Jeaneau , Beneteau etc. have slab sided topsides , and chines ,just like the single chine steel...
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    16-09-18, 00:03
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    Friends rented a 5 Hp compressor to do some sandblasting on one of my 36 footers. I found my $20 siphon blaster worked just as well as the pressure...
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    15-09-18, 23:56
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    A good whack with a hammer and centre punch, in low, likely to have corrosion, spots ,will let you know if it is too thin there. If it doesn't go...
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    15-09-18, 23:49
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    Thicker plate and less framing is a huge advantage in metal boats . Drastically reduces building time, by up to 90% for a hull and decks, gives a...
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    15-09-18, 23:44
    Brent Swain replied to a thread Steel Yachts in Liveaboard Link
    There are some great steel boat discussions on facebook (metal boat society, designing and building steel and aluminium yachts, etc.)Unlike some...
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