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16124RE: [bolger] Fishcat

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  • Geren W. Mortensen, Jr.
    Dec 11, 2001
      I asked Mr. Payson about using Lauan plywood, as he mentioned building a
      skiff of that material as a trial in "Build the New Instant Boats". While
      he did not mention any specifics about that skiff, here is his reply:

      "Geren, I'd use Lauan if I couldn't get anything else. If you do use, be
      sure to glass the whole outside since Lauan is not all that strong."

      Geren W. Mortensen, Jr.
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Chuck Leinweber [mailto:chuck@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 1:40 PM
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [bolger] Fishcat
      > Terry:
      > The tendency for Fir ply to check is a cosmetic problem only.
      > The stuff is pretty resistant to rot, and will last for quite a
      > while with reasonable care, even with checking. Marine grade fir
      > will check too. You might want to consider using Lauan ply as it
      > is cheaper than fir, but won't check as badly.
      > Chuck
      > Still looking over the plans and building a scale model and coming up
      > with more and more questions. Has anyone had experience using plain
      > old shop grade 1/4 inch plywood in building a Bolger boat? I keep
      > reading conflicting stories about checking, voids, marine grade and
      > on and on. Any idea on how long a boat out of 1/4 fir would last with
      > just paint on it? Marine plywood with epoxy and glass adds up to a
      > chunk of money for a design that I cannot verify as to being a good
      > runner.(no one will fess up to having one ) I am thinking that if fir
      > is ok then I could build a nice marine plywood and glass madel later.
      > Back to the original question, any experienced builders that have
      > used fir,how about a little experience sharing with this neophyte
      > builder, (I'll upgrade myself to novice if I build one that floats).
      > Thanks, Terry
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