- Jul 1, 2003MDO stands for Medium Density Overlay. It's a plywood panel sheathed
on one or both sides with a heavy paper face impregnated with a
phenolic resin. It was originally used for highway signs.
My boat is a screw & glue (more like nail and glue) sharpie. I did
sheath the bottom and the edges of the chines with glass for abrasion
resistance, but otherwise there is no coating other than paint on the
rest of the boat. Two years later, I'm not sure sheathing the bottom
was worth it. I still think taping the chines was a good idea though.
MDF is something else altogether. It's essentially sawdust held in
the shape of a panel with some sort of binder. It's not going to like
getting wet. There is no place on any kind of boat for MDF.
You can see my boat at http://jmbell.home.mindspring.com/af4.htm
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, TOMCBRADY@C... wrote:
> Hi Wayne and John,
> I am not to thrilled about the idea of Luan from what I
> and I need heavier panels than I have seen Luan in. All I have seen
is 1/4 or
> maybe 3/8 which is not heavy enough unless I double up which I
> think I want to do.
> I have seen the MDO designation before. What does it stand
> was looking at a board in Home Depot and was told not no but he--
no! but then
> it my have been mdf not mdo. I saw where someone built a Glen-L St.
> out of mdo but he sealed it in epoxy.
> Did you put epoxy on the bottom or the seams or did you
> logs and glue. If glue what kind?
> Thanks for the response. Tom on Sandpiper
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