Re: Stitchless S&G techni

Posted by George K on Dec 3, 2007

I find it hard to believe the panels can be held together and glued without stitches or something else holding them in place. Especially bow and stern panels where the stresses are the greatest. It would take an enormous number of clamps and tape to take the place of wire. If the builder really doesn't want the wires left in the boat tabbing is the easiest. If fillets are run over the wires, as in a hard chined hull, they can still be removed by gently heating one side while pulling the other. Personally I don't mine a bit of copper left in the fillets and sanded flush on the hull. Call me lazy. It might add a couple of ounces to the weight and if you're that concerned about a couple of ounces you better think twice about having that Big Mac before going for a paddle. Bottom line: stitch and glue works. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! (Dang, sounds like I got up on the wrong side of the bed today.....)

George K

In Response to: Stitchless S&G technique by skiffrace on Dec 3, 2007


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