In Reply to: 28 foot sharpie posted by redwolf on March 23, 2003 at 07:34:29:
Using Mahogany to build out a stemâ€¦? Donâ€™t think it would be a real problem as long as it came from good straight grain stock. Mahogany is a softer wood than say red or white Oak -- but still dense enough to be stem material. It might be stronger yet if laminated to shape from the same stock - cut lengthwise in strips - bent to shape and glued with epoxy. Many of the Gunning Dories on the Eastern Coast of the USA were built using laminated Spruce stems. See John Gardnerâ€™s THE DORY BOOK for ideas on how to build a stem.
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Topic - 28 foot sharpie - redwolf 07:34:29 03/23/03 (3)Follow Ups
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