Steel and aluminum boatbuilding. See: "Boatbuilding Methods", in left-hand column of the Home page, for information about alloys.
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If you are lucky enough to be in an area covered by Eastern Metal Supply you can get 5052 plate for about $1.65/lb. I just ordered about $1000.00 of plates and extrusions. Two 5' X 16' X .125 5052 plates weighing 140lb ea. cost me $440.00 They are routinely 30-40% cheaper than any other vendor I deal with. www.easternmetal.com