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Old 05-17-2017, 10:37 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Lady soft View Post
I am not an expert, but I believe that mixing materials like this, is no good, because wood is a live material, and plastic is not, so when the wood actually getting its strange,from being able to move with the element it is forced to work against, like waves. The plastic will not. So I am convinced, this will cause stress to the wood, exactly were the plastic is attached. If you look at the way Coronet built their boats. The wooden interior was never attached directly to the plastic hull. They used a frame.
Can't say I agree with you there.
How do you explain strip planked boats where the core is timber, usually western red cedar or balsa covered in a fiber reinforced plastic skin?
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