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Old 23-10-2010, 09:59   #1
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Bamboo Schooner

Just built 25m schooner totally out of bamboo!
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Old 26-10-2010, 00:36   #2
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That is very cool...Thanks
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Old 26-10-2010, 07:37   #3
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welcome to the forum Schooner and congratulations on completing such an incredible undertaking! She looks amazing.

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Old 26-10-2010, 10:35   #4
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Welcome and great looking boat.How does bamboo hold up?marc
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Old 27-10-2010, 12:25   #5
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bamboo schooner

Thanks for the compliment, this material as awesome to work with. Remember this build is using traditional building systems ie. planks, but modern materials, epoxy instead of nails and caulking. Glass/epoxy sheathing to create the ultimate strong maintenance free boat.
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Old 27-10-2010, 12:31   #6
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maintenance-free boat.
Don't we all wish!

Beautiful boat though...
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Old 27-10-2010, 14:10   #7
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Welcome. Beautiful boat. Very nice design and details.
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Old 27-10-2010, 14:34   #8
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Beautifull! You are the only person I can think of who can say their boat is made of grass. What made you choose bamboo? Where are you building? Who is your supplier for bamboo planks?

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Old 27-10-2010, 15:53   #9
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always admired the color and strength of bamboo floors .. now i see you have found another use for it .. very nice.
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Wow

In less than a year?

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
That's a beautiful job. I'd like to know if any warping occurs with the bamboo.
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I PM'd you when the thread was for some reason closed but since it's not now ...

Is the mast actually coopered bamboo?
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Did anyone else think this thread was about a bong?

Boat looks great!
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whatsa bong
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Very nice. I know you investigated it thoroughly but will the bamboo soak up water or shed it? All the coatings in the world won't last forever, what are you using above deck? Might be silly questions but I would like to know.
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