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post #21 of 23 Old 04-21-2007
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Shipman 50 and 63 see link for sales reasons, and brag rights. Totally un-necessary in my opinion.
While it may be totally un-necessary, you have to admit the results are absolutely AMAZING. I still could never see myself buying one even if I had the money to blow. I like things simple.

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Re: attaching UHMW PE sheet to wood. While the glue would stick well to the PE the expansion and contraction forces in the plastic would almost surely rip it away from the wood (the bond to the wood would probably fail first).

Have U considered laying up fiberglass on the surface, sanding it flat and then applying a gel coat of polyester to it and sanding it flat also. It is a lot more work than simply putting down a sheet of plastic but it will probably stay there as long as the wood doesn't rot below, it can take the sun etc.

If this is an item that you would produced and sell some you could have a mold made up and purchase the gel coated skin material and glue it down to your platform.
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galvanic corrosion is a problem with carbon structures bonded to aluminum.
the corrosion can cause the bond to fail, and it doesn't need to get wet to do it.

a layer of fiberglass seperating the two will prevent it.

the pictures posted of the race boat... WOW! thanks for posting them.
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