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Posted by LeeG on Jul 31, 2007
Increasing the boats weight less than 1% doesn't sound too bad if you're likely to get multiple dents requiring sanding/filling.
My experience with kayaks is that abrasion is confined to a few particular areas but that sliding impacts that dent the hull are somewhat random. What puts a small dent in the plywood is an impact. Where there's more glass there's less dents and where there's less glass there's more dents. When I hit a rock it's not abrasion that's put a dent in the plywood. It's an impact. A thicker/harder exterior resists impacts more than a thinner exterior glass layer.
In Response to: Re: Protecting Skerry bot by John Pollard on Jul 31, 2007