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Old 11-08-2014, 11:48 PM   #341 (permalink)
a8ksh4
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It felt really strong. I jumped on it before I got rid of it and it didn't delaminate... is that 600lb per sq. foot? If you loaded the whole top up like that, though, who knows...

The hobie-cat sailboats are made of fiberglass laminated foam like this. It's super strong.

FWIW, when I build V2 of this thing, I'm going to do it out of 1x2 and 2x2 doug fir with 3/16" plywood panels outside, stained and sealed with epoxy resin, and with insulation affixed inside between the wood strips. Should take a fraction of the time to build and be able to get a similar overall shape.

What are your goals for your shell?

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