Aluminium

A good construction medium for building light craft.

Method of construction is the same as for building in steel.

Skill and experience of working with aluminium is a necessity.

Material costs vary considerably from country to country, but usually

fit somewhere between plywood and G.R.P.(generally the highest).

Extreme care is needed with the application of protective etching primers

and paints, in order to prolong the life of aluminium craft.

 

 A Hartley Vixen built in aluminium using the standard plans

Construction under cover is an important consideration.

Most Hartley plywood or steel designs can be built in aluminium.