- On another subject: I just ordered plans from Mr Bolger for Seabird
'86 and hope to get started on construction in a couple of months and
am looking for recommendations as to what to build it of. This time
around I want to use marine plywood (no more Home Depot boats) and am
a bit confused as to the relative merits of what is available. I am
mostly concerned with strength, durability, quality and value -
appearance counts for nothing with me. Personnel opinions and sources
of objective information is what I seek. Thanks so much in advance for
help with this.
- Great to have the weight down low,but that's the bilge... where that
inevitable water WILL eventually go, flooding engine/electrical !!
Better used for tanks imho
> Also the box keel is a great place to put that small diesel with
> little or no shaft angle. Batteries can also be put down there, all
> improving the self-righting likelyhood of the boat.