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Plywood Scarfing?

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Guest Joe Nelson

Do your designs use traditional plywood scarfing or butt blocks/fiberglass joining?

I ordered the core sound 20 plans today and the phone call to B&B was very pleasent and infomative.

Joe

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Guest Graham Byrnes

Actually, we use all three methods. It depends on the application. In some instances you can choose between methods and in other areas a certain joint is clearly superior. For example:

The scarf is more elegant and the tape butt seam is slightly stronger on tension side, so typically we use either of those on the hull because they give a cleaner surface on the inside. Butt blocks we use inside cockpit seat sides and under side deck joins. It's quick to make and the butt block doesn't show underneath, it also makes a neater join for clear varnish finishes as scarfs leave wider glue lines showing under varnish.

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