December 11, 2020

Ship’s construction – materials

Water-borne vessels are constructed of various materials, ie steel, aluminium, wood, glass reinforced plastics (GRP). Steel is used for large vessels. Aluminium is used for very small craft and for on-board structures, ie minor bulkheads, deck houses, guardrail and awning stanchions, non-watertight doors and furniture. Wood is used for pleasure […]