45559Re: Composite wood in boats
- Aug 18, 2005Note that rubber, also used for rub rails, has all the properties
--- In email@example.com, "donschultz8275" <donschultz@i...>
> But the stuff may make good rub rails.wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Crandall <crandall@k...>
> > The composite plastic/wood for boat building is a bad idea forso
> > 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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