Dear all members, Please help me if possible!!
For my final year dissertation in my YACHT MANUFACTURING AND SURVEYING degree my topic is a study into the FUTURE OF TIMBER BOAT CONSTRUCTION IN THE SMALLCRAFT INDUTRY.
The aim of this is to look into the industry, the history, the current situation (methods used, materials, tools, costs involved etc) and then into where the future lies and how if possible the use of modern materials and technology (CAD-CAM etc) can improve the situation, the time and costs involved with building a wooden boat so that we can all see more timber boats on the water.
If any one has any revolutionary ideas, information on advanced techniques or absolutely anything that you think might be relevant to me or your personal views on this matter, please please reply.
my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I really need some specific information on labour times and costs involved with the different aspects of the build. And where possible the equivalent in other materials as part of a cost comparison.
I'm looking at avarage size boats of any type of timber construction.
Many many thanks for any assistance that is offered.
Please contact me you need any other details.
From a desperate student!
[ 04-12-2005, 02:17 PM: Message edited by: studentUK ]