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Old 14-11-2012, 08:47   #1
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Examples of tabbing new bulkheads

I've been following this couples website for some time, and have been looking forward to Alex (who appears to be a boat-wright) finally discuss his process of rehabbing their new boat. Today's post talks about stiffening the hull.

I really like how he took some foam, cut to size, and then fiber glassed it. Innovative, and so practical.

WORLD TOUR STORIES - Alex and Taru sailing around the world. Sailing blog.: Alex explains: Stringer and bulkhead job aft bunks
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Re: Examples of tabbing new bulkheads

Thanks for sharing this, avb3.

A quibble about terminology. The part shown in Alex's photos is a stiffener, not a stringer. To those of us who design these structures, there's a big difference- stringers are deep, continuous, large-moment-of-inertia longitudinal members; the "top hat" stiffener shown there is a small member that controls deflection in one panel without sharing in the global longitudinal loads.
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