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Thread: Fliptail 7: Question 2

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    Default Fliptail 7: Question 2

    Plans call for 22mm thick Western Red Cedar. My beautiful clear 12" wide planks are 19.5mm. Will the missing 2.5mm make a difference in such a small craft?
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    Default Re: Fliptail 7: Question 2

    Maybe glass ‘em both sides. Wont build up thickness much but will add to stiffness and abrasion resistance.
    you could email designer?
    Last edited by andrewpatrol; 06-24-2019 at 10:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Fliptail 7: Question 2

    It may make the bottom boards more susceptible to splitting under the weight of the occupant, with emphasis on the word 'may'. I figure you have two choices: apply a layer of 'glass in epoxy to the stock, or accept that you 'may' have to replace the planks at some time.
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    Default Re: Fliptail 7: Question 2

    No boards on the Fliptail. The wood in question is used in the keel, transom, knee, and stem.
    It's a collapsible fabric boat.
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