Re: Glassing for impact resistance/resistance is not useless
- --- In bolger@y..., "John Cupp" <caj@k...> wrote:
> I continue to advocate UHMW for all the reasons sited in thisI am intrigued by the stuff. Has PCB
expressed an opinion? Beyond the
advantages that John mentions, I
imagine that barnacles, etc. will
not attach to it. Similar for
boring clams. Sort of the modern
answer to copper cladding.
> .......... UHMW is the greatest innovation for wooden boats sinceBut where du you buy it? What form does it come in? How much does it cost?
> bronze screws. The views expressed here are mine alone and do not
> represent Yahoo or others who post on this forum(LOL).
> > .......... UHMW is the greatest innovation for wooden boats sinceit cost?
> > bronze screws.
> But where du you buy it? What form does it come in? How much does
>Try Crown Plastics: http://www.crownplastics.com/ 513-367-0238. For
notes on a conversation I had with Pete there, see
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/message/23430 . There are lots
of other vendors (try a Google search) but Pete seemed knowledgeable.
He sent me a couple 10" square samples of adhesive-backed UHMW, but I
haven't yet had a boat upside down to apply it. Wonder how it
adheres in cold temps?
(still peeved 'cause the Diablo's new Yamaha wouldn't start this
weekend - it wasn't THAT cold, just a bit of ice in the bilge...)