The situation I had in mind goes more like this: you are up skiing in the Alps for the week. Down where you keep your boat it's been blowing 30-40 kts for 3 or 4 days with bigger gusts and lots of shifts. Your wing masts were rotating beautifully for the first 77.5 hours until a halyard chafed through on your neighbor's boat and a piece got lodged in your rotating mechanism. Now that big mast just became a very powerful sail. Of course similar baddies can happen to any system. I was just pondering it cuz it's been blowing like that here for several days, shaking my windows 24/7, making me think dark thoughts about everything that can break.
Images like these confirm the old saying
If you have a big multi you have room for a glass/foam SUP. Just saying and yeah I think they will outlast anything inflatable by a decade or two.I do carry a Stand Up Paddleboard it gets one hell of alot of use, unfortunately it's made fom PVC, most inflatable ones are.
Thanks.Looks great Sidecar is it glassed inside and out ?
Just needs a better name and $50M of startup capital………I definately think Paulownia is the sustainable wood of the future thats for sure.
Just needs a better name and $50M of startup capital………
My buddy built a boat from Chinese Paulownia plywood. He was assured it was marine grade but failed to do a boil test on a scrap. Guess what? the only thing left is the bow section bolted to the shop wall. The rest went to the dump after 2 short years of sailing.Also known as the empress tree.
Paulownia sounds a bit too transgender for most peoples liking…..
Had a quick look around on the internet, there now seems to be a lot of Chinese suppliers of paulownia plywood with facings of other veneers. Suitable facing veneers would help to avoid dinging and dents and be stronger again for little added weight, especially in thick plywoods, or even edge glued panels for that matter.
It is the reason I bailed out originally. Everything was Chinese can do, but no paper work or proof of quality to back it up…… Even the edge glued panels I used were bought from the Aussie paulownia tImber suppliers.buddy built a boat from Chinese Paulownia plywood. He was assured it was marine grade but failed to do a boil test on a scrap. Guess what? the only thing left is the bow section bolted to the shop wall. The rest went to the dump after 2 short years of sailing.
I had completely forgotten, until I met up with the owner of “Champagne Taste” a Schioning 46, who came over to look at Sidecar late yesterday afternoon.Just needs a better name and $50M of startup capital………