Hi all, does anyone here have any information on manufacturing of aluminium hulled RIBs? Useful contacts etc?
I'm pretty clued up on aluminium grades and specifications welding and shaping techniques I run a small business manufacturing mainly bespoke vehicle body's and panels. (www.metalcraftltd.com
) Obviously I will need to work much thicker material than we normally use for car body's!
I have been rather tempted to build an aluminium boat for a while but as yet haven't been able to get much technical info, like plans etc, would be a great help!! If I am going to do this I want to use a tried and tested hull shape and design.
I have the equipment and the experience here to do it, but would love a bit of guidance from someone who has done it successfully already.
I am not looking for this to be a commercial venture at this stage.. more of a personal project, with a possibility of maybe taking it further.
I have in mind an offshore suitable deep vee design around 6m and want to make all the internal elements in aluminium, deck, console, seating. And ideally twin engined set up.
I think this would make for an interesting project...
Any info you have to offer would be brilliant..