Re: Plywood Again??? Forget Marine Ply!!!
> To me the strength issue is not so important in composite sandwichKen -
> construction, it is more of a concern in boats without epoxy/glass
I agree with you here. I built a Nymph over 24 years ago that is still
going strong and on it's 3rd owner. I used 1/4" AC ply, but it was
completed sheathed and sealed with cloth set in polyester resin.
I was going to start on a June Bug today after finding a local lumber
yard with stacks of 1/4" ACx, but realized I wanted to go with Okoume
as it is 5 ply and much lighter/stronger than the 3 ply fir AC. Will
need to drive to Somerville of Providence to pick up a load of it.
- 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.