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Strongback for S&G
Posted by Kurt Maurer on Nov 26, 2007
Dave asks: "Would using a strongback setup for other S & G kits ( Pygmy, CLC, Waters Dancing ) help the panel allignment.... or just slow the construction down ??"
Both. A properly set up strongback will guarantee a true hull at the cost of extra building time. Diminishing returns, I'd call it.
In my opinion, the chief beauty of S&G is speedy construction, and building a strongback is inconsistent with the method. In the meantime, satisfactory accuracy may be readiy attained through a careful winding process, as CLC espouses.
I can build an S&G hull and have it ready for starting a strip deck in the same amount of time it takes to build, align, and tape up a strongback and have it ready to begin stripping ops.
In Response to: Re: Using Strongback by Dave Kennedy on Nov 26, 2007
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