(New Photos 11/5/07)
Page Two: Building the first 41-Plus
DUCK in Turkey
|| Already you can see the
"cocky" air about her this ship has!
|| This bow on view shows
how "fair" the hull is.
||This stern has grown on me and
now, aside from appreciating how practical it is, I even like
the look of it!
The above two photos are good because they
clearly show what I talk about in the Random Thoughts section
of georgebuehler.com (my "main" site) in the
discussion of steel building. And THAT is, when the "floating
longs" system is done, where the plate is bent on in long
pieces and the longs released from the frame to meet it if needed,
with welding done in spots to the longs and none or very little
plate welded to the frame, the result is as smooth as plywood.
And it won't need any bondo filler! I argue this with steel builders
all the time but the above shows the facts, mon. Note no "starved
horse" look when the hull is done like this. Of course, it
goes without saying that my eye for the smooth and fair flow of
the sections has something to do with it. But I'm a modest sort
of fellow and would never suggest that!
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