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Rib Repair

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:24 am
by JALL
I'm not sure what it is called but can you cut off the bad part of the rib square and replace with good wood and then use another piece of rib over the top of the repair and long enough to over-lap the joint? Thanks for any help

Re: Rib Repair

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:29 am
by LancerBoy
That's not the best approach but I have seen it done on boats. The best way is to use a sloped scarf cut in the end of the ribs. Glue and screw or bolt the scarf together.

Andreas

Re: Rib Repair

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:40 am
by JALL
The fellow that I was talking to said it was just as strong. Do you agree?

Re: Rib Repair

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:01 pm
by steve in texas
No, i am with Andreas. I used angled scarf with screws and west system; tested it and has held so far.

Re: Rib Repair

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:12 am
by thegammas
Scarf joint for sure.