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 Post subject: Lightening without sacrificing strength?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 6:47 pm 
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I am interested in tips on how to lighten a build without sacrificing too much in terms of strength. I am soon to start on my Sabalo (as soon as I can finish painting my house to keep the other half happy!) and am interested in ways to lighten it to compensate for some accessories I will be fitting (rudder, mast step, outrigger fittings, rod holders etc.)

I will be painting it with 2 pack paint. Will this add much weight?

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 Post subject: Re: Lightening without sacrificing strength?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Paint type shouldn't be any significant difference over any other kind of paint.

Keep your fillets the proper size. Don't be excessive with your epoxy. Using marine grade okoume will help.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightening without sacrificing strength?
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:55 pm 
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Thanks Matt.

By the way, did you get my PM with the request for the rudder plans? I haven't heard back.

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