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#1 Steve Deiters

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

I would have to surmise that it was never crashed. LOL!


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:27 PM

My Woodshop teacher in junior high school told us, pound for pound, wood is stronger than metal.

 

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Steel vessels of all sizes are routinely discarded after a couple decades of service, whereas a wood boat, if properly cared for, will last centuries.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:55 PM

Some wood is better than others. That's why some slotcar chassis are made from popsicle sticks (white birch) rather than balsa or pine. A few years ago, Steve Okeefe even made a Grp. 12 wing car with a popsicle stick chassis.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:21 PM

Really? I bet that thing'd bust up real good given a good wall shot.

 

 

My Woodshop teacher in junior high school told us, pound for pound, wood is stronger than metal.

 

Some wood is better than others.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 10:12 PM

Totally off topic, Pablo but the Straightdope.com site is one I visit very often. I trust the information they cover more than most mainstream media outlets!

 

Maybe that just shows my gullibility rating.


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 06:36 AM

Rust.....tarnish.....Now you got to worry about termites.


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 08:08 AM

Rust.....tarnish.....Now you got to worry about termites.

 

Or Dutch Elm disease for Morgans.


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