A history of ships made from concrete during WWI and WWII.
(via Bifurcated Rivets)
There is a couple of concrete (OK, “ferrocement”) yacht for sale on Ebay now (here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/55-Foot-Sailboat-Nearly-ready-to-sail-the-world_W0QQitemZ4578103737QQcategoryZ63731QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem or here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/39-Ferro-Cement-Sail_W0QQitemZ4580717740QQcategoryZ63731QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem). Truth is, the technology is (was?) quite popular among homebuilders, at least before the advent of modern composites. Too bad it has received a somewhat undeserved bad rap – in no part due to poor quality of amateur-built hulls.
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My Bro had a friend once who built a concrete boat to live on, in the loading bay of where he worked. the boss was ok about it as he did all the electrical work on it.
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