Having decided to do a lightweight boat with metal frame, can be used to trim loose plastic along the barrel. This will eliminate the occurrence of corrosion of the bottom, will greatly facilitate the design and eliminate the need for periodic painting. The manufacturer of the boat with his own hands labor-intensive, but interesting project that is worth many years of service and received the indestructibility of the ship.
- plastic barrels of 200 l;
- area 20×20 mm;
- band 20 mm;
- profile pipe of different sizes;
- square 10×10 mm.
- sheet steel 2 mm;
- silicone sealant;
- metal screws.
The process of making boats
For covering of the boat is required to prepare plastic barrels of 200 liters
With grinder they cut the bottom and neck, they then dissolve along the leaves.
So the boat turned out reliable and had a high carrying capacity, its skeleton must be made of metal. To do this, take a square of 10×10 mm any length and bend it at one end in an arc.
The resulting preform will serve as a keel and the stem. Side to it is welded on 2 bent strips which form the stringers.
Next you need to fix the stringers exactly relative to the keel. You can use garters ropes and wooden bars. Putting the required shape of a boat need to weld it between the stringers and keel frames from the area. Then in the back of the boat, welded to the frame transom profile of the pipe and area. If you are planning future installation of motor, the form and height of the transom it is necessary to calculate its parameters.
To the top of the keel is welded perpendicular to the area with the cutouts at the edges under a thin profile. Then from the transom to the area on the nose welded to the RUB rails of stainless steel. Between them closer to the nose are welded spacer BIMS. It can be done from the corner or profile of the pipe.
To add body stiffness, weld it, you need spacers between the frames and bottoms. This will eliminate their deformation under load. Next you need to extend the corners of the frames to fendering.
That the boat became more stringent, also was more convenient for fishing, it is necessary to extend the fender. To this end, alongside him inside the boat is laid profiled tube from the transom to the beams and is welded to a short jumper by polubinski to the beam.
Next, you need to make a frame of the transom with a sheet steel. Due to this, it is possible to put any outboard motor, not fearing that he can fall off, so plastic is better not to use it. For rigidity, you can weld it a couple of gussets between the frame of the transom and RUB rail.
To have a surface for attachment of sheathing, it is necessary to extend the keel, stringers and RUB rails. For this to them cook a little longer band. Then the skeleton of the boat is carefully painted.
After drying paint is needed to cover the skeleton of the plastic sheets from the drums. This frame is greased with silicone sealant and it stacked sheets. They are mounted with screws on metal. In places on the bow of the boat where you want to bend the plastic, you can first cut a template from cardboard, and already on it to cut the sheathing. All seams between the sheathing should be filled with sealant. Deck boats, too, is sheathed with plastic.
After 1-3 days, when the sealant according to the instructions is completely dry up, the boat can pull on the water and experience. If used in the manufacture of its frame is thin metal, the vessel turns out it is a lift for two people. If necessary, it can be transported by truck or trailer. For its full exploitation will need to do the flooring of the second floor, not to stand on the plastic trim as it can pull out. For this can be laid on a frame of boards or plywood.