WHEELING MACHINE - PHOTOS
A wheeling machine is used for shaping the hull plating on a round bilge hull. The wheeling machine can be powered or the plates can be pushed through by hand.
Home built wheeling machine based on drawings supplied by R.Y.D. NOTE - electrically driven flat top wheel, shaped bottom wheel.
Pressure on bottom wheel adjusted with hydraulic auto jack.
Larger "commercial" wheeling machine
NOTE - hand held stop/start control
Shaping 6mm (1/4") bottom plate for 23m (77ft) Aluminium Charter Yacht.
Close up of top wheel.
Significant variation in plate shape can be readily achieved with these wheeling machines.