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PostPosted: June 27th, 2005, 2:55 pm 
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Thinking of adding extra protection to the stems of my cedar stripper.
It must be clear!

-Extra layer of a 6" wide fiberglass strip?
-Fiberglass tape?

Has anyone use the tape to protect the stems?
How is it used?
Is it clear in the end?

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Doug


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The problem with tape is that the weave is in line with the roll of tape and at 90 degrees to that. Fiberglass doesn't like being bent at 90 degrees so it'll be hard to make it conform to the shape. The best way to get strips for stem bands is to cut them from a bolt of cloth at 45 degrees to the run - that's called a bias strip. You will wind up with the weave in an X shape instead of +. That will lie flatter on the sharp bends in stem bands.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem
PostPosted: June 27th, 2005, 3:13 pm 
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Doug wrote:
Thinking of adding extra protection to the stems of my cedar stripper.
It must be clear!

-Extra layer of a 6" wide fiberglass strip?
-Fiberglass tape?

Has anyone use the tape to protect the stems?
How is it used?
Is it clear in the end?
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The fiberglass tape is clear when saturated with resin - until you scrape it a few times at landings. It'll wear through in a season or less unless you baby the boat.
I used 1" wide black nylon webbing on my s&g plywood canoes, saturated with epoxy. It doesn't mess up the shape, doesn't look bad & wears much better than fiberglass. I'd be tempted to look for tan coloured webbing if I had a fine looking cedarstrip canoe.


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 Post subject: Re: Stem
PostPosted: June 27th, 2005, 3:18 pm 
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madkanuist wrote:
I used 1" wide black nylon webbing on my s&g plywood canoes, saturated with epoxy. It doesn't mess up the shape, doesn't look bad & wears much better than fiberglass. I'd be tempted to look for tan coloured webbing if I had a fine looking cedarstrip canoe.

Great suggestion!
Hmmm tan coloured webbing, seems to me kevlar is tan coloured :) Wonder if that comes in a 1 inch wide strip?


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