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A Guide to Marine Grade Aluminum

A Guide To Marine Grade Aluminum Here's a handy comparison chart of Marine Grade Aluminum Alloys. We often get asked which alloy to use, and the answer is "it depends". There are three alloys that we generally recommend for hull plating and frames: 5086, 5083, 5052 And two alloys we recommend for extrusions such as…
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The Case For Larger Plate Sizes When Building Metal Boats

The Case For Larger Plate Sizes When Building Metal Boats We receive a lot of comments and questions regarding plate sizes and nesting so I thought I'd blog about it. Here is the case for larger plate sizes when building metal boats. Generally the discussion arises when occasionally some suppliers will say they don't stock 5'…
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