- Jul 1, 2008I built an "Elegant Punt" eight years ago and a "Surf" three years ago,
both with Okoume marine BS1088 plywood from World Panel Products in
Riviera Beach, Florida. Both boats are coated with one coat of West
expoxy (with no fiberglass to keep them light) and painted with
exterior latex. Both are also outside all the time in Florida weather
(since we don't have a garage), and the Elegant Punt has been lying
upside down less than twenty feet from the St. Augustine harbor chained
to a log the entire time, sometimes with the tide just reaching it on a
big northeastern. Neither has had any checking or rot issues, although
they probably aren't much to look at.
I think quality of the plywood is high, with no voids that I have
seen. I am having ten more 6 mm sheets of it delivered this Thursday
for a Selway-Fisher "Rose" that I am working on.
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