I would suggest that the fillet method produces a joint which is stronger
We aren't pushing the limits like the aircraft people do, but the usual
"nailing sticks" produce a "hard spot" at their edge which causes higher
stresses in the adjoining panel. The ideal is to transfer the load as
smoothly as possibly.
Roger (if you knock the ell out of a fillet, you end up boned and sliced)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lincoln Ross" <lincolnr@...>
> Do both! Your boat will be more durable that way, too. Also, in some
> boats, such as Nymph, it makes sense to beef up the gunwhales and remove
> the bulkheads afterwards. I don't know if it's lighter, but the interior
> is more friendly this way. It also might give you something to sit on if
> you want to hike out.
> >Jason Stancil wrote:
> >Is it reasonable to build a boat designed as nail and glue to a
> >stitch and glueto save weight? I'd leave the chine logs but thinking
> >about doing the bulkheads and seating with filets.
> >What do nyou folks think?
> >Jason Stancil