[Public-List] V-Berth Shelving
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Thu Apr 21 05:57:54 PDT 2016
The shelves in the forward cabin are most definitely secondary structural supports. If you sight down the outside of a liner boat and pay particular attention to the cove stripe in the area of the foward knees, you will see a prominent dimple in the hull at that spot. That is because the shelves were not glassed, to the hull like they were in the pre-liner boats.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1:06 PM -0700, "Wes Gardner via Public-List" <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
I think just by nature of there being a liner that no, the furniture like
shelves, will not be structural. I'm not familiar at all with the liner
boats but the non-liner boats tie everything (knees/shelf/hull) together
with glass tape.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM, Stephen gwyn via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> I'm not convinced the shelves are structural, at least on a liner
> boat. Or at least on my boat (#495). There's a single bit of
> glass tape. The wood is attached to the tape with pop rivets.
> Maybe there was a bond between the glass and the wood
> at one point, but 40 years of wet/dry expansion/contraction
> cycling have killed it. Polyester to wood is only temporary.
> The forward lower knees are not integrated with the shelves,
> again not on my boat at least.
> There is a longitudinal stiffener in the liner. It's the triangular
> shelf thing which forms the edge of the under-berth compartment
> of the V-berth, the support for the shelves in the cupboards,
> the bottom of the compartment behind the seats in the main
> cabin, and the not-very-useful shelf in the cockpit lockers.
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