Originally Posted by knottybuoyz
Originally Posted by boatpoker
Originally Posted by Matt sachs
What they said....HUH?
Good grief - what did I write?? Ah, this: 2) Bad idea - plywood and fiberglass structure expand and contract
at different rates for the same temperatures and humidity.
Hoo boy that was a bad post, my apologies for making you three guys grunt in public like that - it was the beginning of a holiday weekend and obviously I was paying more attention to the party preparations next door than to what I was writing.
Now if you guys could read my mind you would know that I was thinking about typical inappropriate materials people use when they are trying to save money
(or just don't know) such as indoor plywood, and pine in particular. But I've also seen failures with improperly prepped teak
, and have stopped two people who were intending glass over Starboard.
No question, fiberglass over plywood is great, but in terms of time and money
it isn't always the best alternative for every project
. Additionally, the knowledge and skills of the person building the locker are unknown. Assuming the locker is going to be on deck
it is exposed to a range of harsh conditions, so using the appropriate materials and construction is much more important than if the locker is protected in the laz or someplace. Quality materials are not inexpensive.
The locker is for propane
, which can have devastating consequences if improperly stored or handled. I was inattentive and made a bad post, I've seen enough problems caused by "saving money" that sometimes it is quicker and safer to say "don't do it". My apologies for the inattentiveness and confusion.
Originally Posted by Terra Nova
The fiberglass tabs have delaminated from one of the plywood bulkheads in my boat - utter BS?
What about boats I have surveyed where the fiberglass deck has delaminated from the core
? I put that in my reports and no insurance
company has come back with, "Utter BS."
Yes I agree with your list of advantages, but even when good skills and materials are used, the combination of physical and/or thermal stress and moisture can cause fiberglass to delaminate from its substrate. You know that.