Scarf Break

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Jim Anderson
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Scarf Break

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I made a 2 1/2" scarf for 1/4" plywood sides. While turning one piece over after sanding, the scarf broke (cracked) at the edge of a scarf. Slap it on and fiberglass over the break? Scarf a new piece? Add a doubler on the outside as though it were a butt joint? It broke at the edge of the scarf, nearly through the 1/4" thickness. I'm confident about the quality of the material, it's from NZ and has British Standard 1086 rating for marine plywood, but I'm not happy that it broke through at nearly nominal thickness. Maybe even double the sides from transom to 1' past the break. Appreciate your advice, thanks.

hoodman
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Re: Scarf Break

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Post a picture if you can. Worst case I would just add a butt block.
Matt

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Jim Anderson
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Re: Scarf Break

Post by Jim Anderson »

Thanks all, disregard. I'm making a new piece with a wider scarf.

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