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The only issue I have with their pultruded FRP sheets, is that it sounds like the glass is all oriented in a single direction. IMHO, it would be better to have the fiberglass fibers oriented in more than a single direction, since it will be far stronger at resisting loads in multiple directions than FRP with all the fibers oriented in the same direction. This is why a good sheet of plywood is often far stronger than a board of fir of equal thickness. Even though plywood is usually made of fir, the fact that the fibers are laid in two directions, perpendicular to each other at every other ply... it gives the plywood far more strength than the wood has naturally.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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