Re: preferred method of Jib attachment at stem
Since from the photo it looks like the entire stem is glassed, I'm guessing that it shouldn't suffer much from the elements if coated with more epoxy, then a good UV-resistant varnish.
And of course a strap would provide both protection and a good attachment point as you suggest.
I hear your objections to the hole, but it could either be drilled oversize, filled with thickened epoxy and re-drilled to size, or have a copper tube inserted in epoxy. I'm guessing that that laminated stem has a fair amount of epoxy already in it, but of course he'd want to be sure it doesn't get opened up to water intrusion and rot.
Last edited by Thorne; 02-16-2011 at 12:47 PM.
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