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45557Re: Composite wood in boats

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  • donschultz8275
    Aug 18, 2005
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      But the stuff may make good rub rails.


      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Chris Crandall <crandall@k...> wrote:
      > The composite plastic/wood for boat building is a bad idea for so
      many
      > reasons, that one should not consider it:
      >
      > 1) It glues poorly.
      > 2) It is not stiff--saggy is a nice way of putting it.
      > 3) It is very heavy.
      > 4) It is often more expensive than wood.
      > 4) It does not hold fasteners well.
      > 5) It is ugly.
      > 6) It has very low dimensional stability.
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