The ferro-cement boat by John Samson

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Published by Samson Marine Design in Ladner, B.C .

Written in English

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StatementJohn Samson, Geoff Wellens.
ContributionsWellens, Geoff, joint author.
LC ClassificationsVM323 .S25 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5234868M
LC Control Number75305390

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How to build a ferro-cement boat Hardcover – January 1, by John Samson (Author), Geoff Wellens (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $/5(3). No prev. owner's insc. pp (index at front). B&W photos. Diagrams. Quote: "The first sections of this book are devoted to building ferro cement hulls, but the later sections of the book which deal with timber and plywood cabinsides, cabintop, tops, joinery, etc., apply to yachts and launches of any construction".

With brochure with B&W photos. From inside the book. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Other editions - View all. Ferro-cement: Design, Techniques, and Application, Volume accurately additional allow angle applied armature attached base beam become beds bending block boat bolts builder building bulkhead cabin cable cause cement clamp coat.

A Manual of Ferro-cement Boat Building. John Samson, Geoff Wellens. Samson Marine Design Enterprises, - Boatbuilding - 79 pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents.

Section 1. Section 2. Ferro-cement is the name given by English speaking people to a boat building method using steel wires covered with a sand and cement plaster, patented in by the French, who called it Ferciment.

Ferciment boats built before are still in existence and at least one is still afloat. Ferro-cement Boats Their Care and Repair. One of the great advantages of a ferroboat hull it was built for full repair details read the book 'Ferro-cement Boats' by Colin available at   I don’t have the time to write you a book, but here goes.

Martin Iorns (deceased) owned a company in California that built ocean going laminated ferrocement sail boats. If I remember correctly, the hull was one inch thick.

Martin and his partner i. Boats made with Ferro cement (second-hand) 19 ferro cement boats for sale. Find your ideal boat boat, compare prices and more. Get an email alert for new ads matching your search. Buying a boat has never been so easy.

Receive new boats in your email. Save the search. Receive new boats in your email. Most boat damage occurs not from the sea but from collisions, ferro-cement hulls lose local watertight integrity fairly easily and I like to see watertight bulkheads with this construction.

I have seen Swinging anchors that have gone through ferro-cement hulls. Ferro Cement Design Techniques and Application [Bingham, Bruce] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Ferro Cement Design Techniques and Application. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Samson, John. How to build a ferro-cement boat. Ladner, B.C., Samson Marine Design Enterprises [©].

This book covered the ideas, tools and techniques that we had developed to build lighter and better ferro-cement boats.

This book has been out-of-print for a long time now, though I still am able to occasionally pick up a copy in a used bookstore. Thus, we have a very few copies that we keep for those who are determined, usually against our.

Boat building books and guides from Hartley Boats are the perfect additional resource to go with our boat plans. Packed with drawings and photographs giving in-depth details of construction and fitting out of both power and sailboats in plywood, wood, grp/frp and steel for both amateurs and professionals.

Ferrocement or ferro-cement is a system of construction using reinforced mortar or plaster (lime or cement, sand and water) applied over an "armature" of metal mesh, woven expanded-metal or metal-fibers and closely spaced thin steel rods such as metal commonly used is iron or some type of steel, and the mesh is made with wire with a diameter between mm and 1 mm.

Practical Ferro-Cement Boatbuilding by Jay R. Benford & Herman Husen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Hartley Ferro Cement Boat Owner's Association.

likes. This page is for anyone who has an interest in Ferro-cement boats but particularly the designs of Richard Hartley. Any boaties are welcome. The World Of Ferro-Cement Boats This site is devoted to the promotion of Ferroboats as well as a base for all matters Ferro in the boating world Ferro-cement is the name given by English speaking people to a boat building method using steel wires covered with a sand and cement plaster, patented in by the French, who called it Ferciment.

So glad I have a ferro-cement boat. Reviewed in the United States on June 5, Verified Purchase. This book is worth its weight in gold. It was so encouraging to read why a ferro-cement boat is so safe. I'm so glad we have one. And so glad I made the leap and bought this book.

Read s: 3. Book Summary: Inspiration for architects and urban planners, this text presents a re-evaluation of a material finally coming into its own in the 21st century - concrete. The text is illustrated with projects from some of the biggest-name architects around. Building a concrete boat may sound pretty freaky but it works and the job is easier than you might think.

The finished craft has some real advantages over conventionally constructed boats. The black and white pictures were taken by Jack for his proposed revised edition of his book Ferro-Cement Boat Construction, probably the best book on the technical side for marine ferro-construction.

The Hartley method calls for truss-rod frames to be set apart at, in the case of the 45 foot Tahitian, 3 foot intervals and hung from rafters of. Samson Marine evolved from these first efforts.

The company grew quickly and sold ferro-cement boat plans to dreamers all over the world. John's book, The New Way Of Life, encouraged countless numbers to throw off the shackles of working life, build a boat and sail off to the South Pacific.

I bought the plans for that boat from a young boat designer from Seattle, Jay Benford. He'd been designing Ferro Cement boats for a few years, and had offered plans for several.

He had published a book about building ferro cement boats, and the teaser plans for the Friendship Sloop were included in his book. Ferrocement, also referred to as ferro concrete or reinforced concrete, a mixture of Portland cement and sand applied over layers of woven or expanded steel mesh and closely spaced small-diameter steel rods can be used to form relatively thin, compound-curved sheets of concrete ideal for such applications as hulls for boats, shell roofs, and water tanks.

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Ferrocement: a material for fishing boats What is ferrocement. LOFTING REQUIREMENT AND TECHNIQUE FOR A FERROCEMENT HULL. Introduction Boat plans Mould loft floor The grid Laying off profile and plan view Battens, splines and straight edges Body plan Additional information gathered Transom projection.

3 From the preface in Hartley’s Ferro-Cement Boat building book. Dhanada Mishra Page 2 4/22/ Submitted to Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society, SEEDS 6. Marketing and Sales 7. After Sales Service In recent years the destruction of forests has now excluded various species of.

The best book I know but only because I have not researched the material for 25 years is a NZ publication from Richard Hartley on ferro cement construction. The material is quite strong but is poor in repeated impact.

We used to build survey work boats for the marine industry and these were tested with panels and core samples. cheers jon. Try to find an old copy of Bruce Bingham's book - Ferro-Cement - it was the best book on the subject IMO.

It explains the different construction techniques. Even if you decide against a ferro boat, there's a lot of stuff in it on the other aspects of boat construction - laminating beams, making handrails, fitting hardware etc.

Preparation. Great care should be exercised in the initial surface preparation of the ferrocement. The ferrocement will be prepared by etching the surface with solutions which will not harm the ferrocement and/or by wire brushing or hand/mechanical sanding.

- Explore Patrick Ireland's board "Ferrocement", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about earthship, papercrete, concrete pins. With two books, one on converted ships lifeboats, and a New Zealand book on building ferro cement boats, keen fishermen Harry and Buddy approached builder George and asked if it could be done.

The FEN is dedicated to serving educational needs in the field of ferrocement [also spelled ferro-cement and ferro cement]. The FEN, this website, and its associated discussion area, the FC Forum, is dedicated to the detailed collection, dissemination, and discussion of ferrocement technology.

In my opinion, the popularity of GRP (fiberglass) boats is due to their near indestructible hulls. They don’t rot, rust, dissolve in the presence of water, be it fresh or salt.

GRP boats are not maintenance-free, but pretty close. Steel boats need. Get an instant boat value in seconds, NADA retail boat values, find out the retail value of a boat with a few clicks, trade-in boat values, boat estimates.

2) There is a lot of information about ferro cement boats on the website or on the face book page FCBS (Ferro cement baad sammenslutningen.

3) This boat is heavy and sails well but stiff (very little heeling). 4) This boat needs painting and interior clean-up. The hull is in excellent condition and the engine is fully. You can find a much better toyear-old 40ft fiberglass boat equally outfitted for ocean cruising than the 60ft ferro cement one for $99k or cheaper.

Not a great deal. Also, don't start ocean cruising until you have some blue water experience on someone else's boat first. A ferrocement hull can prove to be of similar or lower weight than a fiber reinforced plastic (fiberglass), aluminum, or steel hull.[citation needed] New methods of laminating layers of cement and steel mesh in a mold may bring new life to ferrocement boat-building.

Template:Ferrocement. Buy Hartley's ferro-cement boat building by Richard Tillman Hartley, A. Reid online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now. A new text for boat design in ferro‐cement has been commissioned by the NAEBM Westlawn School of Yacht Design, Greenwich, Conn.

Jules Fleder, director of. Popular Ferro-cement: Yes, for about 2 years in the early 70's it was a "popular" boat material - for those who had no understanding of what actually made a boat.

40 years ago I remember a conversation in a great Seattle dive bar (The Blue Moon) with someone who was enamored of building a ferro-cement boat.

This book covered the ideas, tools and techniques that we had developed to build lighter and better ferro-cement boats. This book has been out-of-print for a long time now, though I still am able to occasionally pick up a copy in a used bookstore.

Thus, we have a very few copies that we keep for those who are determined, usually against our. Note: Jay R. Benford did some nice fc boats in the traditional skeletal method, and published a book about it titled; PRACTICAL FERRO-CEMENT BOATBUILDING, co-authored by Herman Husen.

When fc boat-building crashed in the mid-seventies, Benford was about to put small sailing craft with ultra-thin skins into commercial production.

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