This is the website of retired steel boat builder Wynand Nortje, hopefully this site can help you to build or sail your steel boat.
Unfortunately, due to spammers and attempted hijacks of this site, the user registration and comment features are disabled for new visitors. The website is now a view only pages, and any comments or suggestions can be send using the contact icon at the bottom of every page.
However, this does not affect current registered and approved users.
Steel is the best material around for the DIY boat builder and custom designs. No other material can be bend, weld and cut without loosing its inherent strength as steel. When welded properly, the joint will be as strong as the material itself and for this reason a miss fitted or damaged plate can easily be cut loose and re-welded without any fears of material deterioration.