Canal Boat


Canal Boat


This is an aluminium hull canal boat I have constructed in Buffalo New York

I have lots of info on this project.

As a product designer this boat is a product of many constraints water depth bridge clearance.

As an archtecture student this was part of my thesis project (floating

The motor is a combination of a Chinese Import Lower Unit and Four Sroke Air cooled in place of what should be a diesel (more avaliable).

The design is based on starting with sheets of 5052 aluminuim break-formed at a local sheet metal shop ($900.00). This greatly simplifies fabrication.

Welding equipment can be purchased at Home Depot

Roger Schroeder

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