Re: [bolger] Laminating Plywood
- I might quote Bolger, "The hull is the last place you should try to save
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From: "Jeff Blunck" <boatbuilding@...>
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [bolger] Laminating Plywood
> > I think the correct term is "fibered roofing cement" - in the northwest
> > the US the common brand is "Atco" (presumably Atco is still around -
> > haven't bought any in a few years). Buehler talks about exactly this
> > application of bedding layers of 1/2 plywood on a boat bottom in
> > Boatbuilding", p. 126. Great reading and colorful too. About laminating
> > the bottom in this section, he says "praise epoxy but pass the nails".
> My assumption at this point is that one should test fit all the pieces and
> temporarily screw them together. Trace the outline and cut, then
> disassemble and glue with this stuff. I can just imagine what it would do
> to a saw blade.
> This is not a problem as that is how I do it anyway to save epoxy and to
> make sure it's right. Hummm....I may just try it.
> My ex-brother-in-law is a roofing designer and contractor in NE. I called
> him and he thought it was an excellent idea. After a month of setting up,
> he swears you'd never get the plywood apart with totally destroying it.
> Completely water proof, bug proof, the solvents as it dries would soak
> the wood helping make it rot proof.
> It would also allow some minimal flexing for a week or two before becoming
> to stiff. This is good when trying to mate a 3 ply bottom to the side
> I wonder how bad it would stink up a garage / house?
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- Why nail? just let the two plies float. Realisticaly
we want some load sharing, and if you don't use glue,
your nailing pattern might go from 1' centers to 3"
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