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post #5 of Old 10-05-2012
Brent Swain
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Re: ***PLEASE HELP*** Sitka spruce Mast mistery

My sitka spruce mast 28 years old, bare, gray, unpainted wood for the last two decades, has those tiny cracks in it.Fortunately it has no glue lines to worry about, as it is a solid piece 4 inches by 6 inches, air dried, quarter sawn. I dont worry about the smaller checks, I've done several Pacific crossings with lots of them, but would be a bit more concerned about the ones next to any glue line.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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