SPARTEC COMPOSITE HISTORY OF BOAT BUILDING
Spartec composite boat making history goes back to 1930s when steel and iron were widely used in boat making but planked in wood. With the introduction of new technology, Spartec is now using the best innovation to make the components used in boat building. with the introduction of glass fibre reinforced plastics, their innovation, and unrivaled technology is being used to produce the right components to be used in manufacturing all types of modern boats which are used for military, fishing, recreation, cruising, hunting, speedboats and for conducting scientific research in lakes and waters all over the world. Around the 1960s when fiberglass became a constant feature in boat building, Spartec started making superior fiberglass which is non-corrosive and resistant to rot and rust.
In the last 30 years or so, Spartec has perfected the technology of using carbon fiber because of its weight and stiffness. It best suited to make masts, rudder stocks, and hulls. Other parts that Spartec is using today to manufacture superior boats components are listed below:
ANCHOR: This is a heavy device attached to a boat’s stem by a warp and chain.
This is the lowest part of the hull’s interior, just below the sole. Water and fuel tanks are accommodated at the bilge to lower the boat’s center of gravity.
This is placed at the lowest point in the bilges where water is collected when the boat is in an upright position to guard against blockages.
BOW: This is the front and rear end of the hull. Its specifically made to reduce the resistance of the hull, when cutting through the water. Its height should be capable of preventing water to wash over the deck of the hull.
This is a triangular-like component fitted across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side. Breasthook may be fitted where no decking laid.
PLANING HULLS: They allow a boat to rise above the waters as the speed picks up and are bowed in shape.
DISPLACEMENT HULLS: They bear a shape which cannot accommodate planning. They are heavy and cannot have the right power to achieve planning. They travel through the water at a limited rate which is often defined by the waterline length.
CHINED & HARD CHINED HULLS: These are made up of flat panels which meet at a sharp angle. Chined hulls range from flat bottomed boats to skiffs where the bottom is arch