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

For Sale & Wanted

Ferro Forum

Contact

News & Interest

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