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Re: [bolger] Re:Hollow masts

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  • Gordon Couger
    ... From: Samson family To: Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 2:42 AM Subject: [bolger] Re:Hollow masts ... the ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 31, 2000
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Samson family" <Bill.Samson@...>
      To: <bolger@egroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 2:42 AM
      Subject: [bolger] Re:Hollow masts


      > Hi,
      >
      > I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned bamboo yet. [Craig - are you
      > asleep?]
      >
      > The original hollow spars were bamboo poles. As we all know, bamboo has
      > evolved with little 'plugs' at intervals inside the hollow stem. Bamboo
      > NEVER fails at a plug. Wouldn't it be a good idea, then, to investigate
      the
      > profile of bamboo 'plugs' and try to emulate them? Nature has a LOT of
      > experience!

      Bamboo naturally corrects the stress risers at the plug. Bamboo is not a
      true tube but a tubular bundle of tubular bundles.

      Gordon
      Gordon Couger gcouger@...
      Stillwater, OK www.couger.com/gcouger
      405 624-2855 GMT -6:00
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