Construction Methods... Wood, Glass, Or Alluminum?

Construction Methods... Wood, Glass, Or Alluminum?

Post by John Thomso » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

I am considering my first custom-made boat, Glen-L Calypso 27 or Deer Isle
28', and was wondering how the various construction methods compare in
weight, strength and durability, construction time, and yes, cost. I have
read in this NG that the hull is only 20% of overall cost, and therefore
should not be considered. However, I am planning this as a two-phase
project, hull & trim, then power, so I AM interested in initial cash layout
of aluminum vs. wood/glass vs. one-off, etc..
Also, is anyone familiar with either of these plans? Thanks!!!