strip thickness

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Slagt
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strip thickness

Post by Slagt » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:07 am

After building a planked strip 12” motor canoe, I am now considering to build an 18” Indian Runner (with a diesel engine).
In the plan I read that 30mmX18mm strips are used. I prefer to work with thinner strips, as stripping the hull will be much easier. If I apply fiberglass on both the inside and the outside, can I safely reduce the thickness of the strips (western red cedar)?

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Glen Smith
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Re: strip thickness

Post by Glen Smith » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:02 pm

Using fiberglass will allow you to reduce the thickness of the strips but by how much, I do not know.

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