Stringers on a 3250 Bayliner

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by ford-m, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. ford-m
    Joined: May 2007
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    Location: Whitby Ontario

    ford-m I love Epoxy

    Hi gang.
    Im new here and this is our third Bayliner I have restored and also the biggest project to date.

    My original stringers are 1 11/16 thick and the closest material I have found is 1 1/2 thick
    I have found 24' fir material for replacment stringers
    I like using west system so Im asking procedures here to fill the void.
    ie what fibreglass, Mat or roving, Should I build up the stringer before insertion to the pocket. Should I use epoxy or resin etc.

    Here is a link to what I have done so far. http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=28889

    Also some photos here

    http://rides.webshots.com/album/569380163igEwlI

    Cheers
    Michael
     
  2. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    any decent hardwoods yard will be able to take 8/4 stock to whatever size you want and its cheep to do so
    milling for thickness is about the cheapest type of milling round
    often free

    best of luck
    B
     
  3. ford-m
    Joined: May 2007
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    Location: Whitby Ontario

    ford-m I love Epoxy

    Hi Boston
    Thanks for the reply
    All of the mills around here do not have the 21' length that I require except for one place but thier stock is 1 1/2 so in order to keep with not having to splice III think I will have to build up one side of the stringer with roving to make up the 3/16
     

  4. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    scarf joints if done properly are about as strong as the unbroken wood

    might be a good time to learn how

    if you want to get creative you can order a microlam in what ever length you want
    its like a giant piece of plywood and comes in the thickness you are talking about

    used for structural beams in construction

    ask the yard about nominal sizes and you will find one at 7/4 or 1 3/4"
    best
    B
     
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