Re: [bolger] Re: Plywood Again???
- The Okoume to which you refer is not marine ply, it is cabinet grade ply. My
friend/salesman at Hogan Hardwoods let me in on this and refused to sell it
to me for a boat. Incidentally i could have gotten it for $14 sh., no
On Jan 2, 2008 7:28 PM, Kenneth Grome <bagacayboatworks@...> wrote:
> > The Okoume ply I've seen(3/8") looked like nothing more then two
> > lovely, but very thin, outside veneers sandwiching something not
> > unlike soda biscuit.Easy to snap a piece over my knee and I would
> > not want to be the guy who has to sand those surfaces too much as it
> > would not take a lot to punch through into that odd, brittle,
> > interior laminate.
> This sounds like the cheap Okoume plywood I mentioned here (or in
> another boating group) the other day which is being made in volume in
> China, then imported at low prices to the USA. It is made with two
> paper-thin face plies of Okoume, and the core ply is cheap Poplar --
> which is neither a strong nor a durable boat building material.
> Ken Grome
> Bagacay Boatworks
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- 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.