AMF Boat Company Limited

AMF Boat Company Limited
Offshore Power - Alloy Boat Builders

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Do it once and do it right!

Here is a little quotation that we at AMF Boats feel summarizes our product and it position in the market well.

“It’s unwise to pay too much, but is unwise to
pay too little. When you pay to much you
lose a little money and that is all, but when
you pay to little you sometime lose
everything, because the thing that you’ve
brought isn’t capable of doing the thing
which it was brought to do."

“The common law of business balance
prohibits you from paying a little and
receiving a lot- it can’t be done. If you deal
with the lowest bidder it would be as well to
add something for the risk you run, and if you
can do that you can afford to buy
something better.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Keel Construction

At AMF boats we always aim to build our boats heavy and robust. If an aluminium boat isn't built strong enough it will fail. If aluminium moves it eventually work hardens and cracks. But it is not all bad news, as well constructed aluminium boats have proven them selves to be around for decades so far.

When we lay the keel on our jigs we use a 10mm x 75mm extrusion, we then individually weld each 6mm or 8mm hull plate to this keel bar, then fully weld either side of the keel bar inside the hull, and a wear strip or doubler pad is fully welded to the hull. with six full length welds the full length of the hull this process creates an extremely strong and robust keel structure.

At worst I have seen boats with no keel bar and no wear strip and hull plates are literally butt welded together and ground off on the outside. These poorly built boats will not last!