May it be a paper boat or a real life wooden boat, boats are always the same and they serve the same purpose. They help carry material, human beings animals and many other things across the watery maze of rivers and oceans and small streams. All of us had made paper boats when we were kids and seen them float on the water of the park.
But, the first big remarkable boat must have been Noah’s ark. This was a boat too, but one which was very big and capable of holding a pair of all the animals in the world. Noah used his boat to save his family and the world and we use the boat more for recreation and time pass. Although boating, rather boat racing has become a means of income for many the basic functions of boats have remained the same, transportation across water bodies.
Over time boats have evolved and boats and designs of boats have changed drastically. Now we have a wide variety of boats, each suited for a particular purpose. We have the racing boats, the sailing boats, the cruising boats, the high sea boats, the river boats, the upstream boats and many more. This article would end with just the names of the various kinds of boats that are available today and used till date. But we are here to talk about the boats and designs of boats we use. Very briefly then let me mention a few boats and designs of these boats.
We have the simple and small sailing boat which is the most common form of boat used nowadays. This boat can be made from wood or aluminum or steel or even fiberglass. Generally people prefer to buy the wooden boats as they are les costly. However, aluminum boats are also available which are not exactly very costly but are cheaper than other boat material. Aluminum boats are light weight, they are highly durable, they have a very high life and they do not need very much maintenance.
Even the fiberglass boats require very little looking after while to wooden boat would eat your head out, just as the termites eat the wood of your boat out. When you have a wooden boat, you have to keep a sharp lookout for any type of damage.
For example, wood has this tendency of pulling on moisture within its self. As such, it expands and shrinks according to the weather; also being organic it has high chances of rotting. On the other hand fiber or aluminum has no such chance. Fiberglass has one weakness though and one which is fatal nowadays. It corrodes and melts on chemical contact. With the amount of factory waste thrown in our water bodies, these boats cannot be used there due to the high chemical content.
Aluminum however, has the problem of corrosion due to electrolysis. Presence pf dissimilar metal in these boats leads to electrolysis which leads to corrosion of the metal. So no matter what boat and design you use the material of the boat is the most important
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