Re: Plywood Again???
- --- In email@example.com, "mike" <mikearedmond@...> wrote:
> Hi everybody an a happy New Year thrown in there also,,,Must be the
> Scrooge in me, taking over my boat building urges...been chequing
> posts on the internet concerning Ultraply,,some kind of supposed tobe
> good quality underlay plywood.(Still have to find out if it isa
> available in Canada ei specifically Edmonton area).Has anyone built
> boat with this stuff amonsght all of you fellows,ei;also awfullcurious
> about MDO...MikeHi Mike,
Cannot speak to your Ultraply query but can probably go on for ages
about MDO :-)
I have used it in the past for a MICRO I built(see files section in
the MICRO folder; Lenihan's MICRO) and continued using it during the
build of my Bolger WINDERMERE esturary cruiser.The best stuff I have
found is from Olympic ply,ex-Simpsonply, called SIGNAL MDO. Absolutely
great stuff,virtually no voids,waterproof glue between the laminates
and takes a finish like magic and much cheaper then marine ply. I am
sure if you drill around this group, via the search function, you'll
come up with lots of recommendations/discussions about the virtues of
MDO. Just be certain you are getting top quality MDO and stuff that
looks like it was wrapped in Kraft paper :-)
What are you looking to build with MDO?
Peter Lenihan, a not too unbiased person regarding MDO, from along the
snow covered,swept and frozen shores of the St.Lawrence...........
- That's exactly what I did. I don't know how thick their skins are; but If I
were in a position to order a boat build that way I'd insist on a filling of
the slots at leats with more foam.
I really don't claim or want to argue my point beyond the fact that I looked
at it in a very amateurish way; but decided I didn't trust this method; or
voids and gaps between skin sheets in a composite.
Now no matter how wrong I might be; I'm never going to be particular happy
in a boat that has this issue; so I avoid it.
On Jan 8, 2008 11:31 PM, Stefan Probst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> --- "Hajo Smulders" <hajosmulders@...> wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > Slots were probably up to an half an inch wide in a 2 inch piece
> > of foam at the 'open side' of the curve. These were gaps; not voids.
> Something like on
> under the headline "Wide foam sheet planking"?
> Seems to be ok there.