steel dory

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  • 29 Jun 2019 14:50
    Reply # 7704419 on 7702565

    Hi Andrew,

    if you insist on 40 foot, steel and lots of space there are three 40 foot steel Roberts Spray vessels for sale on Gumtree between $26,000.00 and $35,000.00 which could meet your needs. Pacific Spray located in New Zealand is a junk rigged version of this design which could provide a design for a successful conversion to junk rig. Having a hull built would cost more than they are asking and would still need to be fitted out and equipped which would end up costing a lot more.

    David

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  • 29 Jun 2019 09:35
    Reply # 7704094 on 7702565
    Deleted user

    again this is not a thread about material choice, but experience of boat construction.  useful information would be costs, contacts general experience. 

    the size i want is 40' not 35, just to stay focused.

    thanks

  • 29 Jun 2019 07:50
    Reply # 7704007 on 7702565
    Andrew wrote:

    has anyoen had any experience having a steel hull made. ie will it be easier to have it made in india or china, am thinking of a steel dory. (too paranoid for plywood, not an argument for this thread)

    can anyone also tell me if they have experience with steel hull and plywood deck.

    can they be made to last, or will they rust out?

    many thanks

    Andrew


    Sorry, but had to say something here, you may be paranoid about plywood, but a well built boat in plywood done properly with epoxy sheathing and epoxy saturation is pretty hard to beat. This opinion after many decades of boat ownership including a number of very successful plywood boats. I know so many people who have, or are having problems with their steel hull boats that I would run a long way to escape owning a steel boat.
    Last modified: 29 Jun 2019 07:51 | Anonymous member
  • 29 Jun 2019 04:52
    Reply # 7703734 on 7702565

    Hi Andrew,

    there is a 35 foot Temptress steel sloop for sale on Gumtree for $10,000.00. It is located at Seaforth, just north of McKay in Queensland. The owners name is Bob Eves and his phone number is 0427590096. It could be worth a look. It was launched in 2000 so not too old but could still have rust problems so a proper survey would be recommended if you decide it is worth purchasing. Way cheaper than having a hull built, transporting it to Australia and then fitting it out.

    Gumtree Ad ID 1221015169


    David.

  • 29 Jun 2019 01:31
    Message # 7702565
    Deleted user

    has anyone had any experience having a steel hull made. ie will it be easier to have it made in india or china, am thinking of a steel dory. (too paranoid for plywood, not an argument for this thread)

    my paranoia was pushed aside and i was about to buy a ply dory, some chap had a 37 or 40' one for sale then pulled out at last minute.

    so i like the room factor, as i am an artist and just need more space than 'normal' people, sorry but its a curse. i wish i could just drink tea and chat, but i create hurricanes, and they need space!

    yes if i was in jail i could be happy with pen and paper, but philosophy is not an issue here.

    so i have been looking for a hull to convert to a junk.nothing much so far

    i am looking at about 40' so i assume its ok for a dory to be made of steel at this size, though i have read for some reason it may be too heavy, but people say a lot of things on the net.

    has anyone experience or advice on wher i might get a quote for a hull to be made.

    as i dont have space to make my own, even though i have spent last 6 months welding for work. im more of a woodworker.

    can anyone also tell me if they have experience with steel hull and plywood deck.

    can they be made to last, or will they rust out?


    many thanks


    Andrew


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