I was reviewing the photos from last summer's WoodenBoat Show (http://www.thewoodenboatshow.com/)
Some of the photos showed the boats being built by particpants during the event. I think the construction method is called glued lap. The pictures showed the pieces of ply wired together with copper wire like a stitch and glue boat.
Some questions come to mind:
- Is glued lap stronger than stitch and glue or is it used primarily for asthetics?
- If it is generally better to leave a slight gap between panels for the epoxy fillets in a S&G build, why do the ply laps touch one another in ply lap? Or do they?