This site is devoted to the promotion of Ferroboats as well as a base for all matters Ferro in the boating world. Ferro-cement is the name given by English speaking people to a boat building method using steel wires covered with a sand and cement plaster, patented in by the French, who called it Ferciment. Ferciment boats built before are still in existence and at least one is still afloat.
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Strip planking is a form of carvel planking. The hull is built over forms using strips of wood, edge-glued, and edge fastened together. The strips are kept narrow so that there is very little shaping required.
Building Strip-Planked Boats. Let's get this clear from the start: it is a waste of time to build your own wooden boat. These days there are far quicker ways to get yourself on the water than going down to a basement shop, fooling around with a bunch of weird tools, making a big mess, and spending time being careful to do it right.
There are those who still question the longevity of an epoxy composite structure. They state that the technology is still too new to know how it will hold up long-term. Some have said that epoxy composites fail in the tropic heat; other critics have warned of the hazards of wood and fresh water.
The plans are for timber carvel planked on sawn frames. Teak is twice the density of White Cedar and therefore twice the weight. I calculated her hull shell at kg compared to kg for the same hull built in White Cedar.
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I was really impressed by the way a timber that you can crush with your fingers can create a stiff but still light structure. When I saw one of these at a boat show I was amazed not only by the smallness of the boat relative to its peers but just how beautiful the balsa looked. Inspired by these developments the Australian Moth Association launched a series of very fast and very pretty balsa planked skiff Moths. This is a slightly sad photo of one of the originally very beautiful balsa skiff moths about 20 years after the fact.
The idea of building a sandbagger happened quite by chance. All I knew was that I wanted a day-sailer; reasonably fast but stable, easily towed behind an ordinary car and with a roomy cockpit. So I decided on the sandbagger, which was the racing version of the work boat known as the New York Bay Sloop.