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Old 05-31-2007
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Wood (marine ply or Teak) is fine but once you have it "fitted" well to the hull form then coat it with epoxy to avoid deterioration and then bond it to your hull using 3M 4200 or the equivilent. Note that the screws into the wood are just to keep it from turning. the real strength of the application is from the compression of the screw threads.
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