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Old 15-02-2011, 00:28   #46
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Okay, I'm gonna have to give up on this one because I don't understand it. I'm quite sure it was mentioned that glass was only used on the inside and just a filler for the butt joint... but now you write fiber glass is used...

If glass is only used on the inside, yes the shrinking pulls it together of course but when there is nothing on the outside while pulling it inward on the inside, you force a gap on the outside. If you glue the halves together before glassing the joint on the inside, and it holds, you still get the internal stress which, with a little help from a bump here and there, will lead to a crack as described by the OP.

I guess it's a method done by many builders then. Good to know, would love to keep a list of them. HR is hipdeep in sh*t atm with the lawsuit on their building quality so we'll see where that ends.

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You can add the Islander Excalibur 26 and the Cal 40 to the list.

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