FRP Fishing Boat Construction in Nagapattinam Coast, Tamil Nadu

  • V. Durai Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, TNJFU, Thalainayeru, Tamil Nadu (614 712), India
  • M. Kalaiarasan Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training Centre, TNJFU, Ariyaman Beach, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu (623 519), India
  • M. Mohamed Faizullah Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, TNJFU, Thalainayeru, Tamil Nadu (614 712), India
  • P. Yuvarajan Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, TNJFU, Thalainayeru, Tamil Nadu (614 712), India
Keywords: Deck, FRP boat, Labour Mold, Tsunami

Abstract

FRP (Fibre reinforced plastic) fishing boat is vital role involved in small scale fisheries sector. The construction of FRP boats needs well expertise people make better design in right manner. Needed some technical updates still get better design aspects making of these boats; and also unavailability of wood materials, maintenance of wooden boat cost is higher reason behind that switch over to FRP boats. For time taking for preparing the each FRP boats is 4-7 days. For mold preparation 3-4 days and setting the deck process it will take another 2-3 days. Each yard has making 7-10 no. of boats per monthly. Nearly 5-12 years experienced labours are involved in making of FRP boats. Generally 3 models are practiced in the coastal districts. Fishermen are much interested converted from traditional crafts to FRP boats due to light weight, comfort handling and lesser making cost, cheaper maintenance cost. This article will gives better idea about different process involved for making of FRP fishing boat.

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Published
2021-11-30
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Durai, V., Kalaiarasan, M., Faizullah, M.M. and Yuvarajan, P. 2021. FRP Fishing Boat Construction in Nagapattinam Coast, Tamil Nadu. Biotica Research Today. 3, 11 (Nov. 2021), 1095-1098.
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