Boating deaths are hovering on Alabama’s lakes and rivers
We all know what boats are; they are little concave structures that float on the water surface. May it be a paper boat or a real-life wooden boat, boats are always the same, and they serve the same purpose. They help carry material, human beings, animals, and many other things across the watery maze of rivers, oceans, and small streams. All of us had made paper boats when we were kids and seen them float on the water of the park.
But, the first big remarkable boat must have been Noah’s ark. This was a boat too, but one which was very big and capable of holding a pair of all the world animals. Noah used his boat to save his family and the world, and we use the boat more for recreation and time passes. Although boating, rather than boat racing, has become a means of income for many, boats’ basic functions have remained the same, transportation across water bodies.
Over time boats have evolved, and boats and designs of boats have changed drastically. Now we have a wide variety of boats, each suited for a particular purpose.
We have the racing boats, the sailing boats, the cruising boats, the high sea boats, the riverboats, the upstream boats, and many more. This article would end with just the names of the various kinds of available boats today and used to date. But we are here to talk about the boats and designs of boats we use. Very briefly, let me mention a few boats and designs of these boats.
We have a simple and small sailing boat which is the most common form of boat used nowadays. This boat can be made from wood or aluminum or steel, or even fiberglass. Generally, people prefer to buy wooden boats as they are less costly. However, aluminum boats are also available, which are not exactly very costly but are cheaper than other boat materials. Aluminum boats are lightweight, highly durable, have very high life, and do not need very much maintenance. Even the fiberglass boats require very little looking after while the wooden boat would eat your head out, just as the termites eat your boat’s wood out. When you have a wooden boat, you have to keep a sharp lookout for any damage.
For example, wood has this tendency of pulling on moisture within its self. It expands and shrinks according to the weather; also, being organic, it has a high chance of rotting. On the other hand, fiber or aluminum has no such chance. Fiberglass has one weakness, though, and one which is fatal nowadays. It corrodes and melts on chemical contact. With the amount of factory waste thrown in our water bodies, these boats cannot be used due to the high chemical content. Aluminum, however, has the problem of corrosion due to electrolysis.
The presence of dissimilar metals in these boats leads to electrolysis which leads to corrosion of the metal. So no matter what boat and design you use, the boat’s material is the most important. Finally, you must remember that decent boat design software helps you to build the boat of your dreams. The best idea is to get some 3D boat design software that is affordable, easy, and flexible to use and is suitable for anyone from hobbyist model boat builder to professional mass ship producers.