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Re: gaps between panels.
Posted by Laszlo on Feb 21, 2005
There is a school of thought that it's actually better to have a continuous 1/8" gap for S&G boats instead of having the wood fit tightly together. It's supposed to allow a more even stress distribution rather than concentrating it all at the edges of the wood. It's also supposed to allow a better saturation of the plywood end grain resulting in better rot resistance.
So a few gaps won't hurt anything.
In Response to: gaps between panels. by Patrick Forrester on Feb 20, 2005