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Old 06-12-2014, 18:27   #1
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Plastic ribs for wooden sailing vessels

I have seen lots of articles but none give where what exactly they are made of and who Manufactures them , Any help?
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Re: Plastic ribs for wooden sailing vessels

Redwood Plastics make “Redco™” Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW), used for Boat Ribs.
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Re: Plastic ribs for wooden sailing vessels

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Redwood Plastics make “Redco™” Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW), used for Boat Ribs.
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Would you trust the polyethylene to behave like real grown timber?

Is there anyone out there who has used this or a similar product for a repair? If so, could you please evaluate it for us?

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Re: Plastic ribs for wooden sailing vessels

I guess it was inevitable !
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Gordie,

Would you trust the polyethylene to behave like real grown timber?

Is there anyone out there who has used this or a similar product for a repair? If so, could you please evaluate it for us?

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Check out Louis Sauzedde Wooden Boat #239 or just go line and he will pop up if wood boat repair prompts are used. Dovekie
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