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Re: Flat strips or B&C
Date: 6/26/2001, 12:17 pm
In Response To: wet wood: the soggy strip dilemma (Tom Murphy)

Quesion: are your strips B&C or flat strips?
If it is flat, you can sand the 2 thin edges before use -- not much of a work out. The wider flat sides will be taken care of when you sand the entire boat later on.
B&C: well, you can pass the strips one more time through the router if you milled them yourself.

The above suggestion is strickly for cosmetic reason. Structurally, the strips are fine. I stored my strips oudoor, some of my strips turned dark. They all glued up fine. Besides, Nick has said that the strength of the boat comes from the glass not the wood strips.

: Wouldn't you know it. After months of delay I finally got the cedar strips
: cut, coved, and beaded for my Guillemot L before going out of town for a
: week. I came back to find some of my strips sitting in a puddle of water
: on my basement floor! What's worse is that I actually contemplated moving
: them off the floor before leaving, but decided not to, reasoning that A)
: the basement's never flooded in the year that I've lived there, and B) the
: rainy season in Seattle is over. What I failed to consider is that C) my
: last name is Murphy.

: That disclaimer aside, what now? Only about 10-15% of the strips appear to
: have been affected. The most obvious sign of damage is a gray/weathered
: appearance on the more seriously soaked strips. But I know that others
: also absorbed some water without showing such obvious signs. I worry about
: long-term effects that will show up a year after sealing the strips into
: their fiberglass eternity.

: Can the strips be salvaged? Is it sufficient to let them dry a few weeks?
: Should I seek out a kiln? Is it worth the effort?

: Any advice you can spare is appreciated...

Messages In This Thread

wet wood: the soggy strip dilemma
Tom Murphy -- 6/25/2001, 8:00 pm
Re: wet wood: the soggy strip dilemma
Steve L -- 6/26/2001, 1:20 pm
Re: Flat strips or B&C
Tony -- 6/26/2001, 12:17 pm
the soggy strip dilemma-- hopefully resolved
Paul G. Jacobson -- 6/26/2001, 3:07 am
Re: wet wood: the soggy strip dilemma
Rehd -- 6/25/2001, 11:49 pm