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 Post subject: Stringer material
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Can anyone tell me if/when AS switched from wood to composite material for the stringers and such in their boats? I own a 1995 225 Explorer and was wondering

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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Stringers were never wood, they have always been fiberglass and foamed filled, the transom on your 95 may or may not be composite, others on here will chime in on that one. Your deck is cored with end grain balsa.

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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Aquasports have never employed wood as stringers, or within the stringers.

They were from inception inverted foam-filled fiberglass trapezoids.


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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:50 pm 
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You have foam filled stringers, not a stringer grid like the 245, whereas a grid is glassed in place and then foam is injected, but more akin to the Compsys type system...

But no wood in the stringers!! :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:25 am 
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Hey guys, not to be a jerk, but the inside edge of the stringers in my 170 is cored with 1/2 ply about 3/4 of the way forward.

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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
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Fletch170 wrote:
Hey guys, not to be a jerk, but the inside edge of the stringers in my 170 is cored with 1/2 ply about 3/4 of the way forward.



Good point, I forgot about that. My 19-6 has the same thing. I just think it's funny that they were way so far ahead with their thinking and now the industry has finally caught up. 40 years later.

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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:13 am 
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Fletch170 wrote:
Hey guys, not to be a jerk, but the inside edge of the stringers in my 170 is cored with 1/2 ply about 3/4 of the way forward.



Fletch, you are right.

My glass guy said it was in there as a stiffener when the foam was poured. When we opened up the stringers there wasn't much left of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:56 am 
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State of the art construction in 1967 for stringers.
If the foam only stayed dry there would not be so many members here.
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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
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 Post subject: Re: Stringer material
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Thanks guys, so the transom may or may not be wood, the deck is cored and the stringers are not wood. Appreciate it!


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