Planks vs Plywood
- Hi, new-to-group but not new-to-building guy here.
I pulled my Volvo MD6A 10hp diesel out of my sailboat, and if i can
get it running again, would like to build a boat around it ;)
Something displacement, slow-but-seaworthy, and not cost a fortune to
Mr. Atkin's (any relation to Gavin Atkin, of mouseboat fame?) boats
seem just what I'm looking for, especially the Sixteen Two or Bobby M
(I live on the West Coast of Canada, so I'd need some sort of shelter
- a bit of a cabin - but that can be added onto the nice hull)
I would LOVE to make one with frames and planks, but I have 3 concerns:
1. How does the cost compare to doing it in plywood?
2. How much more work?
3. How do you keep it waterproof with all those seams? (Even my
plywood-on-frame boats have fg tape and epoxy on all the seams to make
Also: what's the displacement on a boat like the Sixteen Two?