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Title:
Aluminium boatbuilding
Author:
Sims, Ernest H., 1920-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House , 2000.
Physical Description:
viii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Boatbuilding in aluminium alloy. 1978.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574091137
Format :
Book

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An authoritative guide to designing and building aluminum alloy boats.


Table of Contents

Tony MarchantJohn Walker
Prefacep. iv
Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. vi
1 Aluminium and its Alloysp. 1
Heat treatment
Extruded panels
2 Design for Constructionp. 5
3 Tools and Their Applicationp. 10
Cutting
Forming
Shaping
Hand power tools
Metal remover
Rivet guns
Grinding
4 Weldingp. 18
Selecting the process
The TIG process
TIG equipment
Fault finding of contaminated welds--TIG
The MIG process
Preparation for welding
Edge preparation
Cleanlines
Welding machines
Fully automated welding
Multi-pass welds
Plasma-arc
Run on-run off plates
Backing bars
Control of distortion
Jigging
Weld faults
Common defects and their causes
Inspection and testing
Safety precautions
5 Fasteningsp. 38
Rivets
Bolts and other fastenings
Screws
Adhesives
6 Lines and Laying offp. 43
7 Jigsp. 50
8 Fabrication and Setting Upp. 56
9 Hull Platingp. 60
Pressbrake
Hydraulic rubber press
Stretch forming
10 Deckingp. 66
11 Superstructuresp. 68
12 Ancillary Structuresp. 72
Masts and spars
Tanks
Ladders
Watertight doors
Window frames
Deck fittings
13 Paintingp. 77
Protective coatings
Decorative painting
Painting procedure
14 Corrosionp. 82
The galvanic cell
The sacrificial anode
15 Sterngearp. 85
16 Fitting outp. 90
Rigid or semi-rigid panels
Spraying in situ
17 Launchingp. 93
Dry dock
Sideways launching
Slippery ways
Cradle
Slings
Gunwale lifting plates
18 Hull Repairsp. 97
19 Unit Constructionp. 100
20 Designing Structures in Aluminium Alloysp. 102
Design philosophy
Design loads and factors of safety
Structural configuration
Structural analysis
Fatigue
21 Racing Powerboatsp. 111
22 Fast Passenger Ferriesp. 120
Appendix 1 Friction Stir Weldingp. 125
Appendix 2 Adhesivesp. 126
Indexp. 128

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