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My question is how strong is the material? What does it have for compressive strength? Tensile strength? Torsional stiffness? etc. It is probably like Starboard, which is also an artificial lumber, but isn't recommended for structurally significant use. The fact that it floats tends to lead me to believe it is probably a form of Polyethylene or a foamed plastic product, like some forms of starboard, and may have the same problems with lack of strength.

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