How to Build a Boat Out of Ferrocement

Learn the basic steps of building a cement boat. It's easier than you think.



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Wood strips are nailed in place over the skeleton of the boat's hull.
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Any depression or bulge in the developing hull must be leveled.
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With enough people, you can plaster the boat's hull in just a few hours.
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A layer of polyethelene is applied over the wood planking.
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Once poured, the cement must cure. This can be done by covering the hull with moist blankets for 28 days.
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