View Single Post
Old 08-29-2014, 05:30 AM   #52
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 17,848
>One of negatives of lighter weight boats is their motion in a sea is quicker and this fatigues crew.<

This is the biggest hassle with cats , if built and operated light the motion can be severe.

To my mind flooding is more of a hassle than being rolled over.

A watertight bulkhead fwd and compartmentalization is easy to do, only hassle is WT doors are not inexpensive.

Aluminum boats could have interior materials selected from the low burn pile, but GRP , unless commercial or military grade fire retardant resin , is almost impossible to put out .

Boat builders dont bother to spend a few cents a pound in FR resin because sadly owners do not demand it.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote