The World Of Ferro-Cement Boats
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 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 1855 by the French, who called it Ferciment. Ferciment boats built before 1855 are still in existence and at least one is still afloat. The Italians called the method of construction Ferro-cemento. The British, New Zealanders and Canadians who promoted the method for amateur construction called it Ferro-cement, often referred to as "concrete". It is the cheapest and easiest form of construction for boats over 25 ft. And apart from strip-plank composite construction, it is the only viable material for large round-bilge boats within the amateur capability, without the requirements of special tools or a weather-proof building.
 The information and comments given on this 'World Of Ferroboats', website are based on first-hand experience gained by the contributors over many years of use, designing, surveying, building and repairing ferro-cement boats.
History
Facts & Falacies
Plans & Books
Methods
Repairs
Buying a Ferroboat
Ferro-Sheathing
Links
Samson Gallery
Hartley Gallery
Misc's Gallery
It's a 'Pig in a Poke'
What's in a Name
Ferro-cement & Epoxy Mixes
Electrical & Chemical Action
Ferroboat Scams & Shams
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