47607Re: [bolger] Question? What weight of F.G. cloth?????
- Jan 6, 2006
> resistant. If you could saturate the wood with water and keep itBoth L.F. Herreshoff on page 53 of his book _The Compleat Cruiser_
...and George Buehler in _Backyard Boatbuilding_ Chapter 3;
describe that rot is prevented by good airflow.
And, Howard Chapelle in _Boatbuilding_ page 439
...writes that it is preferable to *not* coat the inside of the planks
with varnish or paint, [presumably because it impedes air flow].
Howard Chapelle has written a *lot* about preventing rot in wooden
boats, including the practice of using rock salt, [as standing fresh
water is very much prone to cause rot].
I think you have to be logged into Amazon for the 'search inside the
book' links above to work.
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