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Strength Test Results
Posted by Robert N Pruden on Oct 12, 2007
...a little. If I took the VJ (without glass) out on the river and banged her up just a bit, I doubt the wood would last long at all. She'd be a disposable kayak, for me, probably just a single use craft. I've read many threads that refer to the wood as being mostly just a shell for the glass to take the shape of. The wood does offer "some" strength but the bulk of teh strength comes from the glass/epoxy. I'll stand by my comments...mostly.
You are referring to Sam McFadden's testing results posted at the Guillemot site. A search of his name in the Builder's Forum should produce the results.
Robert N Pruden
SAm's Thag-o-master Test Results
In Response to: Re: I got a few answers.. by LeeG on Oct 11, 2007