Reefie's LB26

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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by Frankdonovan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:19 am

Are you still out there Reefie? I'm new to the Bateau family and am considering the LB26. I'm curious why you decided to plank the bottom and transom instead of using the recommended foam core?
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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:43 am

I sent reefie an email, sure hope we get to see his work continue.

He is basically strip planking, which is one of the allowed methods.

His strip method will produce a stiffer hull.

I don't recall if the glass schedule changes, but I can check later to see.

Building in cedar strip is a lot of fun, but the bonding of each piece to the next is an incredible tedium and slow and messy.

Reefie's method would be so much faster because you only have two days of mixing adhesives. They would need to be done pretty well to avoid slumping unless you were able to glass one side before flipping and fill to glass.

Hope we at least get an occasional glimpse of his work.
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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:46 am

I love following his build, and amazed at the craftsmanship.
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