WHY IS THERE WOOD IN MY TWIN VEE POWERCAT?

"WHY DO YOU USE WOOD IN YOUR BOATS?"
"DOESN'T WOOD MAKE THE BOAT TOO HEAVY?"
"DOESN'T WOOD ROT WHEN IT'S WET?"

THESE QUESTIONS ARE ASKED BY MANY CUSTOMERS WHO WONDER WHY TWIN VEE STILL CHOOSES TO BUILD OUR POWERCATS WITH WOOD IN IT.  IN MANY RESPECTS, WOOD IS ACTUALLY STRONGER THAN ANY MATERIAL KNOWN, EVEN SO CALLED "SPACE AGE" MATERIALS.

HOW CAN WOOD BE STRONGER THAN KEVLAR AND GRAPHITE FIBERS?  IT IS STRONGER, STRANGE AS IT SEEMS.  THE ANSWER LIES IN UNDERSTANDING "STRENGTH".  THESE ARE TWO CRITICAL TYPES OF STRENGTH: 

TENSILE AND STIFFNESS (THE MODULES OF ELASTICITY, OR YOUNG'S MODULUS-E)   BOTH ARE MEASURED IN POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH (PSI).  

AMAZINGLY, AND CONTRARY TO EVERYTHING YOU'VE PROBABLY READ AND HEARD, WOOD IS STRUCTURALLY FAR MORE EFFICIENT THAN ANY OF THE BUILDING MATERIALS KNOWN ANYWHERE.  IN OTHER WORDS, YOU CAN BUILD A LIGHTER STRUCTURE OUT OF WOOD THAN OF ANYTHING ELSE, WITH THE SAME STIFFNESS AND STRONGER RIGIDITY. 

IN ADDITION, WOOD HAS BETTER DURABILITY UNDER COMPRESSIVE LOADS AND BETTER RESISTANCE TO DEGRADATION OVER TIME THAN "COMPOSITES".  THE MAJOR EXCEPTION IS THAT UNTREATED OR UNPROTECTED WOOD CAN AND WILL ROT IF EXPOSED TO WATER OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.  

TWIN VEE POWERCATS USES TREATED DECKING MATERIAL CALLED MARINETECH PTP. THE SMALL AMOUNT OF WOOD IN YOUR TWIN VEE POWERCAT IS COMPLETELY PROTECTED AND IS GIVEN A LIFETIME WARRANTY.  TWIN VEE POWERCATS HAS COMMAND OF ALL MATERIALS AND METHODS IT USES AND STANDS BEHIND THE MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS USED TO CONSTRUCT YOUR POWERCAT. 

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