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Boating deaths are hovering on Alabama’s lakes and rivers


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’s surface. Whether a paper boat or a real-life wooden boat, ships are always the same and 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. We had made paper boats when we were kids and had seen them float on the park’s water.

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’s animals. Noah used his boat to save his family and the world, and we use the boat more for recreation as time passes. Although boating, rather than boat racing, has become a means of income for many, boats’ basic function, transportation across water bodies, has remained the same over time. Boats have evolved, and the shape and design of boats have changed drastically. Now, we have various 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 will end with the names of the various available boats today and used to date. But we are here to talk about the ships and designs we use. Very briefly, let me mention a few vessels and structures of these boats.

We have a simple and small sailing boat, the most common form of ship used nowadays. This boat can be made from wood, aluminum,uminum, 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 expensive but are cheaper than other boat materials. Aluminum boats are lightweight, highly durable, have long lives, and do not need much maintenance. Even the fiberglass boats require very little looking after, while the wooden ship 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 tends tto pull on moisture within itself. 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 luck. Fiberglass has one weakness, though, and one which is fatal nowadays. It corrupts and melts on chemical contact. With the amount of factory waste thrown into our water bodies, these boats cannot be used due to their 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 metal corrosion. So, no matter your craft and design, the boat’s material is the most important. Finally, it would help if you remembered that decent boat design software allows 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 builders to professional mass ship producers.

Erika Norman

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