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Re: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Strong back/station mold materials?

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  • Roger Crier
    I built mine with cardboard sides and it is now 1.5 years old. It has been under a car port style cover in the UK. I have plumb bobs as a secondary check on
    Message 1 of 19 , Jul 9, 2012
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      I built mine with cardboard sides and it is now 1.5 years old. It has been under a car port style cover in the UK. I have plumb bobs as a secondary check on things and it is still as straight as the proverbial die.
       
      You can see it here........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af07Y2q8hdA  
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      Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 12:52 AM
      Subject: Re: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Strong back/station mold materials?

      I second what Gord said.

      Richard


      From: "Caruk, Gord" <gord.caruk@...>
      To: "Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com" <Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2012 4:40 PM
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      There are those who have successfully built with the cardboard strongback and I hope that they will relay their experience. I however was concerned about humid days making the cardboard limp and causing some rigidity problems, so I built mine out of 1x5’s on the upper and lower surfaces, and 1/8” hardboard for the vertical surfaces. A step up in rigidity, even though still not very fancy. This strongback has lasted me 7+ years, and 4 hulls so far. The cost adder of the hardboard is really quite low, (a 2x4’ piece is $2.50) and in my opinion is well worth the slight extra cost and slight extra work for the enhanced rigidity and longevity. I also used hardboard for the frames and was quite happy with how it all worked out, and the cost is very low.


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