- Jeff, I have a book describing many types of hollow wooden masts,
including one consisting in a rectangular section with two sides of
plywood and two of lumber (say, front and back in lumber, port and
starboard in plywood). I'll look and post the scantling details.
--- In bolger@y..., jeff@g... wrote:
> I'm thinking of rebuilding the mast for my boat since I'm getting
> bug to be on the water this summer. It's a 18' X 3" mast and last
> time I used two 18' 2x4 pieces laminated together then cut down
> a power planer. They still warped out of place in this dry air.
> Has anyone made a mast of plywood layers? 1/2" ply laminated with
> epoxy. It would be 6 layers deep by 3" strips, say staggered on
> splices by 2 foot.
> Would this work? It would only take one sheet of 1/2" to do it.
> I have a spare sheet of 1/2" which made me ponder this.