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Garland and others discussed making sheets of stripped panels for use in the S&G method of construction. I understand how certain glues would tend to stress beyond their capacity to hold strips together on a difficult bend, but has anyone tried using epoxy as the glue? Better yet, has anyone paneled strips together using epoxy (assembled on a flat surface with pipe clamps) then coated at least one side with epoxy/glass prior to using it (i.e., bending it) as a panel? For my hybrid - idea of stripping a panel for a deck on a S&G hull, I would think that if I used epoxy on the bead & cove joints and glassed the underside of the strip deck with one coat of epoxy/glass, and assemble the deck while the surface epoxy (the epoxy in the strip joints would already be cured solid) is still in a pliable curing stage, then I might avoid the problems of splitting strips. This assumes that the deck is not as tortured as the 16 inch radius on my Ches. 17 but something less so. Paul C.
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