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Thread: Look-a-like lyman on vt cl

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    Default Re: Look-a-like lyman on vt cl

    Strange. The ad says it's an early fiberglass boat, but I see ribs up until the top few strakes. If fiberglass, why the ribs? If wood, why don't the ribs extent to the shear?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: Look-a-like lyman on vt cl

    The early MFG boats were made in a mold that was taken off a wood Lyman. As for the ribs, it was early days in fiberglass boat production, they may have thought they were necessary. On the other hand they may just have been trying to make it look as much like a wood boat as they could. Doug

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    Default Re: Look-a-like lyman on vt cl

    Many of the early experiments with fiberglass had problems with hull flex. This was commonly referred to as 'oil canning' and ribs were a typical fix. Fiberglass canoes from this era also often had similar partial ribs.

    Benson

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