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Re: June Bug decay

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  • richard@spellingbusiness.com
    Um, flat bottom boats should be supported by cross rails under the bulkheads. See Michalak.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2001
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      Um, flat bottom boats should be supported by cross rails under the
      bulkheads. See Michalak.

      --- In bolger@y..., William Samson <willsamson@y...> wrote:
      > Hi Mike,
      >
      > Same here. Same ply, too. I keep mine outside and I
      > guess frost damage plays its part.
      >
      > If I was doing it again, I'd use glass tape to make
      > the bottom panel joint, instead of using a butt-strap,
      > where the problems are worst.
      >
      > In fact, I'd glass the whole bottom, too.
      >
      > PCB has now drawn an alternative JB bottom, with a
      > 1/2" ply 'shoe' extending the full length and about
      > half the width of the full bottom. Should be MUCH
      > stronger, if a little heavier.
      > Mike wrote :
      >
      > >
      > > How is your June Bug decaying? Mine has been used
      > > for less than a
      > > year and the bottom is already getting cracks in it.
      > > I trailer the
      > > boat and I think that is causing the problem. The
      > > boat is supported
      > > at 3 points; a roller near the forward seat and 2
      > > bunks near the rear
      > > seat. Inside the boat, above the trailer supports,
      > > I'm getting fore
      > > and aft splitting of the plywood veneer. I used
      > > Super Ply plywood
      > > which has 2 thin outer layers and a thick core. If I
      > > were building
      > > again I might used 3/8" instead of the specified
      > > 1/4". Or I might
      > > spring for higher quality plywood and stick with
      > > 1/4".
      > >
      > > Mike
      > >
      >
      >
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