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What are the advantages of using aluminium in boat materials?
Aluminium does not rot or rust. They can last a long time.
Aluminium is bendy so it would be dented in a collision not holed.
It is light which means it uses less fuel.
They can be sold for recycling. (Eco friendly)
It is a good conductor of heat so it will be warm in side.
What are the advantages of using ABS steel in boat materials?
Steel is bendy so it is likely to be dented rather than holed.
It is cheap and easy to repair.
Most of the steel is recycled.
They are cheap to buy.
What are the advantages of using fibreglass in boat materials?
They are easy to make and are often cheaper than aluminium and ABS steel boats
Fibreglass does not corrode
What are the disadvantages of using aluminium in boat materials?
Extracting aluminium uses alot of electricity, which produces waste rock and pollution
What are the disadvantages of using ABS Steel in boat materials?
Steel corrodes easily.
It isn't a good conductor of heat, it heats a little but it will need insulation.
It is heavier than the aluminium boat and it will need more fuel.
What are the disadvantages of using fibreglass in boat materials?
It is a poor conductor of heat and will need insulation.
Water may get into the Fibreglass and it may leak too.
It is heavier than the other boats
If there is a collision it would probably shatter.
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