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Re: Clarification on join
Posted by Charlie on Oct 22, 2007
In the boatbuilding world 5200 is a common commodity. But, I have never heard it being used for boatbulilding scarfs. The problem is this. Boatbuilding components are usualy flexed to get a particular shape. If there are any glue joints that are subjected to that flexture the glue must be capable of staying put. Many glues "creep" under that kind of strain. Since I'm not familiar with the Peace Canoe plans I can't say what they recommend. I have contributed to many heated glue arguments. I am an epoxy guy so my opinion is biased. My opinions are based on the idea that boating has inherent dangers. Trusting your life to hulls that are built with less than the best is never going to show up on my menu.
In Response to: Clarification on joint by Topher on Oct 22, 2007