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Re: Joining a w river 18
Posted by Doug Judd on Mar 12, 2005
Tabbing is quite simply an option, an alternative to stitching and laying in a thickened epoxy fillet. Some builders prefer to "tab" because it allows them to secure their panels with dabs, or tabs, of epoxy between the wire ties. Then they clip and pull the wires and finally add the full seam fillets.
If you are not planning to pull your stitches, you need not be concerned about tabbing your panels. Even if you decide to remove the stitches completely after your fillets have cured, you can do so by applying heat, with a soldering iron, to the wire ties and pulling them out.
In Response to: Joining a w river 18 hull by Patrick Forrester on Mar 12, 2005