Each stock design has been built either by Cope Aluminum Boats or other builders
Each stock design comes with a complete set of construction drawings to enable you to successfully assemble the boat.
The construction drawings include written assembly information where necessary,as well as a welding schedule.
Each design comes with a plate list so you can order the aluminum for the boat
-Each stock design comes with a digital cut file to enable CNC cutting of all the parts.
Jig drawings for assembly jigs as needed
Each design entitles the purchaser to a reasonable amount of consultation.This can be by phone and E-mail.
Bruce has helped first time boatbuilders hundreds of miles distant, successfully build fairly complex boats of his design with advice on everything from welding machines, cutting and grinding materials to assembly techniques.
WHAT IS A CUT FILE
A cut file consists of digital drawings of the aluminum plate parts used to build the boat.These parts are nested(grouped ) on drawings of aluminum sheets of stock sizes(5ft x20ft for eg.).A lot of thought is put into nesting the parts in the most efficient manner -- to make the best use of each plate.This minimizes waste.
Each part has its name etched on it, as well as any bend lines and line-up marks that are needed.
The cut file will be sent to the company of your choice that has the capability CNC cutting the parts. The parts can be cut by CNC plasma, waterjet, router, or laser (laser is not commonly used on large aluminum jobs) We will send the cut file to any company that has, or will make, a proprietry agreement with Cope Aluminum Boats.