Caseymcq my reply to the construction on the airplanes and skyscrapers was always and airplane or building in the water was in trouble? Must be some reason they weld submarines?
Initially, when I first thought about it I started to think this may have some merit to it. But after further thought, I guess I really don't see a point here. Yeah an airplane or a skyscraper in
the water would be in trouble. I can't argue with you on that one. Likely it would be as the result of a crash or a tsunami, respectively. I don't see what that has to do with the fastening method used in the construction of each. It seems more like a case of pilot error or a complaint with the local oceanographic unit.
The point I should have been explicit in making is that aircraft and skyscrapers have to be rigid and structurally sound. If welds were the best method of fastening to achieve that they would probably be used in the construction of each. The pontoons on float planes are riveted. Those components are moving through the water at a pretty good speed. They get pounded durning take off and landing.
I am not extremely well versed in the construction of submarines but I thought both welds and rivets were used.
Lunds and Alumacrafts use welds to seal the seams.
I did say by going with any of the three a person would likely be getting a good boat.
( I used to work for C-L)
No bias there
I had to alter the quote slightly, other wise the site kept wanting to change the initials for Crestliner to "HSO classifieds