extending the inner stem?

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brooks
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extending the inner stem?

Post by brooks » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:18 pm

Has anyone thought about extending the inner stem to the next station inboard. Im building the Ranger and im getting ready to bend the stems. I guess Im more keelminded than not and this would strengthen the strip ends until the football. Would I be over building or over thinking this. Is the fg cloth that strong to hold the center joint from buckling. I would appreciate some feedback.

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Glen Smith
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Re: extending the inner stem?

Post by Glen Smith » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:36 pm

At Green Valley Boatworks they prolong the stems to the third station: http://www.greenval.com/FAQstems.html#Length

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