CONCRETE BOATS AND SHIPS
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
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A visit to the British concern Windboats is reported. This firm has made over 160 concrete boats of various sizes, and has developed the mixes as well as constructional methods over a period of 10 years. Comments are included with regard to impressions of the boats themselves and special features of the manufacturing method. These boats presently span the size range from small pleasure craft to a 47-ft-long shrimp trawler. They offer the special advantages of simple maintenance, freedom from insect attack in the tropics, and freedom from rusting. Other advantages of the construction material are also outlined.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Marine Engineering