The Sheathed Strip Alternative


Generally this article attempts to explain the history of Sheathed Strip Construction and give answers to common questions that have arisen since the third edition of our Sheathed Strip Scantlings Rule came out. This rule has been extremely widely distributed as it is apparently the only scantlings rule for Sheathed Strip Construction. This wide distribution has brought a great many questions about why things are specified the way they are and why we did not specify alternate materials.

We are gratified to find that this method's advantages have been more and more recognized in recent years since our Scantlings Rule has been available. More and more custom boatbuilders and amateur boat builders are using it all the time.

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