So as i work through building walk around gunnels on my Banshee (have templated and rough cut all pieces), my next question is joints. When joining the pieces i was thinking of using epoxy to bond and #6 stainless screws to hold together (maybe some pocket screws too). All wood will be encapsulated, i was hoping to limit the glass cloth layup process to joints where the new work meets the hull. Is this approach ok?
No pics to post yet, but basically i'm referring to the supports (cut to act as rod holders), joined to the walk around gunnels. I thought my plan was solid but don't want to take any compromising shortcuts.
Fiberglass loses strength in hard 90° bends.
Glass strand has great tensile strength but weak shear resistance.
A transition curve allows stress to transfer evenly across the corner.
The epoxy fillet material creates a joint which is stronger
than the adjoining wood and with a layer of tooling cloth over it
makes for an extremely strong and durable wood to wood joint.
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