I’ve installed a vinyl product in a house before. I can’t emphasis enough getting the substrate filled and level. After a while, every little imperfection shows through. I hadn’t seen this product before, but a PVC material like this should be great on a boat. – Bruce
Boat maintenance can be overwhelming… a good viewpoint here.
The Australian Electric Vehicle Association seems to be an active group geared mostly around land vehicles, but the technology for making a DIY (do it yourself) electric boat setup and an electric car are much the same.
Active forums look to be a great place to learn.
If you are doing something as big as building a boat, you are probably at least somewhat "handy" and are comfortable working with your hands. Many of us are limited in our resources and would love to do more involved work with metal (or wood), but are lacking tools.
A machine shop is often a droolworthy place for a boat builder. We wish we could just machine up that fitting we need and can envision in our head. Well, now you can build your own machine shop.
Pat Delany has spent several years figuring out the basics of how to take easily obtainable, already machined parts (mostly things like junk engine blocks from cars) and fitting them together to create machine tools. There is a thriving Yahoo Group with members suggesting additions and furthering the design.
Make sure and check the files section for the detailed PDF on how this all works, and the photos section is chock full of other creations by some talented people.