Friday, April 13, 2007

BEAUTY AMONG THE BEASTS

This ethereal structure appears as if floating between the solidity of the workshops surrounding it.
It is a temporary structure sheltering a fibreglass catamaran beneath, being built by Peninsula Boat Repairs. The structure is made by Monbulk Rural who are greenhouse and tunnel house
manufacturers. The cladding used is a high strength woven plastic called solarweave.
The company manufactures tunnel houses with spans to 7metres which rely on a series of square section gal. steel hoops similar to the top chord of this truss but the 12metre span here made a full truss mandatory. The structure in the foreground is part of the cradle holding the catamaran.

The stanchions are galvanised steel rolled hollow sections

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