First time poster from Cape Town, South Africa here.
Have a 14ft prone epoxy paddleboard where the knee well area has cracked through, because the epoxy laminate is simply too thin in this high stress area of the board.
In addition to an extra layer of fibreglass cloth and epoxy underneath the new foam knee pads, i would like to install 3 bamboo stringers running (parallel) vertically down the length of the board. The centreline stringer will be +-800mm in length, with the 2 shorter parallel equidistant stringers (L and R) being 500mm in length each - situated directly underneath the brand new 2 foam replacemebt kneepads once they're glued down in the final step.
Now for the question/advice part:
Will the following bamboo pictured below make a suitable stringer once it is routed in? The 20mm surface will run flush with the board once bonded and epoxied in.
Think this will work, though as newbie stringer installer just would like to get an additional experienced opinion before going ahead.
Many, many thanks in advance. >>