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I wouldn't use Starboard, because it doesn't really have the tensile strength that ABS, Lexan, Polycarbonate, Acrylic or Plexiglass have. If you look at the commercially made Starboard dropboards, they're actually laminated with a stainless steel crossbar as reinforcement.
Starboard is far weaker than the other materials, and the manufacturer says it shouldn't be used as a structural material.
I meant Lexan, but in many ways, ABS, Polycarbonate and Lexan serve very similar purposes..
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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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