Impact Resistance—Part 2: Two Collision Scenarios

Chapter 17 of 21 in the Online Book How To Buy an Offshore Voyaging Boat



When a keel this deep, with this small a bearing surface, is mated to a high-tech cored hull and the boat then hits something hard, the results are not pretty. You can see the scope of the repair by the discoloured area in the top photo. A repair that cost over a hundred thousand dollars because the entire structural grid was separated from the hull and much of the interior cabinetry had to be removed to reattach it.

In Part 1 we looked at the impact resistance of several common boat building materials. Now, in this post, we will examine what happens in a grounding or collision and what proper design can do to ameliorate the damage.

Please Login to view this Chapter. (Not a member? Join Today.)


{ 21 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

YOU ARE NOT LOGGED IN. Please login (scroll up and look in sidebar), otherwise your comment won't display.

Not a member?

Please read our Comment Guidelines before you comment.
If your comment does not display immediately, please contact us
Your e-mail address will not be displayed and we will not send you junk mail.

Get your own avatar like ours.

Previous Post (by date):

Next Post (by date):