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    i was wondering if there is a way to make the hull stronger and more relisent to flex. would adding cross beams to the stringers be a good idea. thanks

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    Re: how to strengthen hull

    Originally posted by yellowpokeadot View Post
    i was wondering if there is a way to make the hull stronger and more relisent to flex. would adding cross beams to the stringers be a good idea. thanks
    Would help to know what you have and how it is constructed. Pics are always a plus.

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      Re: how to strengthen hull

      Ahh say's grasshopper.....take a good que form the barge master..........
      Stickly a opinion your mileage may vary.

      Horsepower is how quickly you can get to the wall
      Torque is how far you move the wall"

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        Re: how to strengthen hull

        Originally posted by Tail_Gunner View Post
        Ahh say's grasshopper.....take a good que form the barge master..........
        Don't you mean 'say's the scow master'?

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          Re: how to strengthen hull

          Yellow, Stringers and frames need to be in the correct place to provide increased strength. If they are in the wrong place, they create "Strong points" which may cause the fiberglass to fail elsewhere. if you have an issue with rigidity, you should first replace any rotted stringers and frames. It is likely OK to make them stronger than the original, however, unless you are pretty sure where to add structure, you should be careful.

          BTW - the pour in foam used by many boat builders add a lot of strength to the fiberglass skin in the bottom.

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            Re: how to strengthen hull

            Originally posted by Chris1956 View Post
            Yellow, Stringers and frames need to be in the correct place to provide increased strength. If they are in the wrong place, they create "Strong points" which may cause the fiberglass to fail elsewhere. if you have an issue with rigidity, you should first replace any rotted stringers and frames. It is likely OK to make them stronger than the original, however, unless you are pretty sure where to add structure, you should be careful.

            BTW - the pour in foam used by many boat builders add a lot of strength to the fiberglass skin in the bottom.

            Very good info there, while i know there are some very knowledgeable tradesman in here who will twitch a bit when i second the pour in foam, but adding say 9lb foam along with a good stringer system will give you a hull of incredible strength......almost like concrete...
            Stickly a opinion your mileage may vary.

            Horsepower is how quickly you can get to the wall
            Torque is how far you move the wall"

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              Re: how to strengthen hull

              Originally posted by Boomyal View Post
              Don't you mean 'say's the scow master'?
              We have new rule's in regard's to inflamatory statement's and i for one intend to keep the creed up. Scow......geesh, barge fills the bill quite nicely.......kinda like a term of endearment.......
              Stickly a opinion your mileage may vary.

              Horsepower is how quickly you can get to the wall
              Torque is how far you move the wall"

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                Re: how to strengthen hull

                Originally posted by Tail_Gunner View Post
                Very good info there, while i know there are some very knowledgeable tradesman in here who will twitch a bit when i second the pour in foam, but adding say 9lb foam along with a good stringer system will give you a hull of incredible strength......almost like concrete...
                I second, or third the statement about the foam and strength. I have my floor and stringers out of my boat right now and the about of flex once the foam was removed increased a lot. I plan on reinstalling the foam as it seems that the manufacturer intended it to be a structural element as well as required by CG.

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