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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
What did they use as adhesive back then?
Nails, pitch, Stockholm tar..

Originally Posted by jak3b View Post
I dont think the Logan or Bailey boats were glued,I could be wrong, but they were definately double and triple diagonaly planked.
No, they weren't glued.. glues weren't good enough until 50 or so years later (WWII). But the discussion was regarding wood construction methods and I tend to think of triple-diagonal as being cold-moulding without the glue.

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