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45559Re: Composite wood in boats

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  • Howard Stephenson
    Aug 18, 2005
      Note that rubber, also used for rub rails, has all the properties
      listed below.

      Howard

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "donschultz8275" <donschultz@i...>
      wrote:
      > 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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