Much has been written about the merits of Ferro-cement as a small vessel hull material. This report attempts to separate fact from fancy to enable the potential designer of Ferro-cement vessels to realistically predict the performance of a Ferro-cement hull. In addition to a basic statement on design philosophy and criteria, the report contains some of the detail associated with the design of a 53 foot fishing vessel for Newfoundland waters. This report must be considered preliminary. As new advances are made in the technology of Ferro-cement it is likely to become rapidly obsolete unless continually brought up-to-date.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication is one in the Project Report Series.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environment Canada

    Industrial Development Branch
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Bigg, G W
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 224 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Environment Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #52
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM