"QUICK ASSEMBLY METHOD"|
for steel and aluminium by Van de Stadt Design
Manual for our Quick Assembly Method for steel and aluminium multi-chine construction.
20 Pages of clear information with illustrations.
|The multi-chine quick assembly method is a very fast way of building. A method in which the computer plays a leading role. |
All templates are computer calculated. The plates can be drawn and cut in advance to millimeter accuracy with the help of the shell, deck, roof and cockpit plate templates.
|All reference lines for bulkheads, floors, engine bed, keel position and reinforcements can also be simultaneously marked on the plates. |
A simple trestle is sufficient in which to build. You start with the bottom plate. Thereafter the plates are tack welded one by one up to the top shell sections.
|Due to the great accuracy, a shell with fair lines is formed without frames.|
|The plate joins are then welded. They remain in shape because there are no hard points to disturb the line.|
|The strengthening of the shell by welding in frames, floors, engine bed, chainplates, etc. is done later.|
By this method a hull can be built in a few weeks. The hull is built right-way up, so it doesn't need to be turned. It can even be built outdoors, but the conserving medium and first paint coat must be applied in a conditioned area
|The building method is the same for steel and aluminium. However, the welding of aluminium requires more expertise to retain the tautness of the plates. |
There are specialized firms who, with the help of our templates, cut the plates to extreme accuracy with a computer-controlled plasma torch. They also mark out the reference lines. Because the plate edges match perfectly, putting them together is extremely easy.