Re: Plywood Again???
- I followed the link to Anderson in Anaheim, CA and thought the marine
plywood they were selling didn't sound unreasonably priced. Does anyone
know of a comparable source of supply for plywood located close to Savannah,
GA? The thought of freighting charges on a boatload of plywood from the
Left Coast gives me the tizzies.
By the way, how does the cheaper Meranti compare to the Okumi marine
plywood? Are there significant differences in workability, use in boats?
My limited experience in building small boats supports Tim Anderson's
comments. I built one Bolger canoe years ago in Germany using HL market
plywood (?). At least I thought it was plywood. It lasted all of one
summers use on the Main and Lahn rivers, the best part of three weeks in
July before it delam'ed on me. For the time invested I should have bought
a German dictionary when I went shopping for the plywood, etc., instead of
using my street Italian on the Turkish guys who helped me find the wood.
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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 <email@example.com>
> --- "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.