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« on: December 06, 2011, 04:10:50 PM »
It's good to see that there are some things that Americans still can, and do, build as well as anyone in the world.



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Re: Craftsmanship
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 12:04:40 AM »

What is Strip Building?
Strip-build, cedar-strip, cedar strip/epoxy, or wood strip all refer to the same technique for building a boat. This method lends itself readily to canoes, kayaks, and small rowing boats. Thin strips of wood are edge glued together around temporary forms, faired, and covered inside and out with epoxy and fiberglass cloth. These are really wood cored fiberglass boats; the epoxy and fiberglass are the strength and protection and the wood core is the shape and beauty. Cedar strip/epoxy boats require much less maintenance than traditional wood boats; a new coat of varnish for UV protection every couple of years will keep your canoe or kayak looking like new.