Builders' Forum Archives
Re: BS1088 Middle Ply
Posted by Laszlo on Nov 30, 2004
Mark wrote: "And clear Sitka Spruce is probably even more expensive than okoume. I priced some for the masts on the Sharpie, and found that I could save a bundle by switching to sterling silver."
That's exactly why I built a carbon fiber mast for my 12-ft dinghy. It cost me about $250 for materials vs. the $400 for oak vs. $600 for aircraft grade spruce. And that was before the shipping for an 11-ft long package!! And it ended up weighing about 4 lbs.
PS - BTW Mark, are you gonna be living in a BS-1088 doghouse for the next few days? :-)
In Response to: Re: BS1088 Middle Ply by Mark Camp on Nov 30, 2004