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Old 06-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #21
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bending plywood

Note about bending plywood for the non woodworkers. Thin pywood will flex but it will flex easier in one direction that the other. So test the plywood to see which way you will want to cut it if you are making a backer plate to go on a curved surface.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:32 PM   #22
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Thank you for all that detailed information! I really appreciate it.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:07 PM   #23
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Another useful material for backing (or finished cabinets) is bending plywood. Rather than stacking the plies in opposite directions as in standard plywood, the plays all go the same way making it very flexible (in one direction). Not inexpensive, but great for curved surfaces.
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I'd suggest you keep an eye on any leaks that may form right at the belly band. The two halves are fiberglassed together right there. It's possible that area has now been compromised.
Excellent advice! That's what happened to our Scamp when it was hit by a tree limb. The PO made repairs to the belly band, but the real damage was to the fiberglass that seals the two halves. It was a very easy fix, once I opened up the rat fur behind the belly band (and read the fiberglass link above.) Don't let those leaks get started! Fixing from the outside just won't hold water .
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You might want to look up the thread on replacing boler windows by Kevin ("B" I think). He did some youtube videos on the window and gasket.
Just note that Kevin used the new gasket backwards (outside in) because he felt it looked better.

Your issues may not be as bad as you think.
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