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Old 10-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #157
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I am following ag_streak build and am considering going the same route. A couple of years ago I built a canoe using the "stitch and glue" method. It turned out great! Very strong and light. Basically with the stitch and glue method you hold together the shell with light gauge copper wire (stitch) and then bind it all together with epoxy and fiberglass cloth.

Originally Posted by grisezd View Post
Ag Streak, I see that you have fiberglass listed, but the tub looks pretty nice in ply! Is that a mold, or will you glass over the wood? Can't wait to see where this goes.

I've been thinking of old aircraft construction for a tub, wooden framework and doped fabric. Or canoe-like, with ply bulkheads, wood strips, and glass over the wood.

And in a straight-up thread redirection, can I get some opinions about whether crashworthiness is a consideration in a tub? It seems like not so much, much like a motorbike itself.
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