manatee stringers

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  1. john1edwards
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    this is my second post. I know this has been discussed a bunch. What do you think of filling stringers with phome vs wood. thanks
     
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    another question: What do you think would be better to replace floar pressure treated plywood or marine plywood? and why/
     
  4. SamSam
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    If you have foam for the stringers the fiberglass has to be designed to take all the loads. With wood , the wood pretty much takes the loads and the glass sort of protects the wood.

    I'm thinking you're thinking of just squirting Home Depot insulation foam in a can into your rotted out stringers...? It won't work.

    Pressure treated plywood is about the lowest quality plywood around. Use marine or B-C exterior.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I was going to use a marine phome, not home depot. I was also going to rap stringers with more roven and mat. Just not sure how many layers I need to make it as strong as wood. basically trying to go wood less.
     
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    I did some glass work and filled some parts with two part floatation foam. will post pictures soon.:cool:
     
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    I make mine from solid glass sheets . Laminated together to get desired thickness, and then glass a 2" x2" piece of wood on the top.......just enough to screw the deck in place
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I was going to just put resin to hold wood to stringers:confused: but still thinking about it.
     
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    Also thinking if I should, or will use preasure treated or marine or just plane cheap plywood.:confused::confused:
     
  10. tunnels

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    The wood pretty much takes the loads and the glass sort of protects the wood.

    This is completely the wrong thinking !! the wood is the inferior part and when it gets wet a soggy and rots then that little bit of glass you put on as a protection layer is surposed to take all the load !!
    You have things completely round the wrong way !! glass done properly will last 10 times longer the grotty wood !! think a little fella !!:eek::confused:
     
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    Look at the picture. Do you think that pile of fiberglass handled the load until now? Do you think that glass was "surposed" to take all the load? Did I say the glass was surposed to take the load? Did I say install the wood and then slap some **** all over it to make sure it rots right away?

    That glass was slapped on there to get the boat out the door and the customers money in the pocket. Just like the boats I suspect you crank out, judging by the ignorant, lazy employees you work with that you ***** about so much.

    If the wood had been covered better it would still be taking the load.

    Why don't you ever think a little before before bloviating? You're one of the most tactless, crusty, know it all ************* I can think of.
     
  12. tunnels

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    Sound like i trod on someones corns !! good !!
    100% glass stringers and engine barers last almost for ever or the life of the boat and never give any problems even after 30 years they can still be as strong as the day they were first fitted . Covering wood with a couple of layers of glass will never last !! and you will have problems some time down the track in the not to distant future nothing surer!! then have to redo the whole exsise all over again .:D told you so :eek:
    You need to sit a while and take a load off you shoulders and dont get so upset !! ! :p
     
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    Wood stringers last 15-20 years or more. John needs to decide how long he wants this boat to last and select materials accordingly.
     
  14. SamSam
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    Say, I have an idea, why don't you just shut the **** up?
     

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    Let's please try to keep the forums polite to one another and not go further with the jabs on the public forum. Thanks.
     
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