Re: [bolger] Re: Plywood 101
- On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 7:48 AM, Don Ellenbrook <dschurricanes@...> wrote:
> Hi guys.... I'm building Teal out of 3/8's ACX I have the sides pulled in &Sounds good, keep us posted. For what it is worth, when I built my
> have started on the chines....I will let you know how things work out... Don
Teal out of 1/4" plywood, (without much attention to keeping the
weight down), I ended up unsatisfied because the boat weighed too much
and carrying it around it was *not* fun. I ended up giving it away
and building a lighter boat. I will paraphrase the truism (I think
from Phil Bolger): The ideal boat is light enough to carry on your
shoulder, or large enough to live aboard.
- The only types of plywood that you know for sure have a good core so
they will not be a problem down the road are the marine plys and good
MDO. Anything else you will find WILL have voides of one kind or
another shortning the life of the boat.
--- In email@example.com, "paulthober" <paulthober@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Don" <dschurricanes@> wrote:
> > Has anyone used AC 3ply plywood...to build a boat...of Phil's
> I built a Gypsy and a Chebacco using ACX. Worked for me, however, it
> didn't save much moolah. Lots and lots of sorting through the pile
> Home Despot. For the last couple of years I haven't seen panels
> labeled ACX. I also built a Nymph using $10/sheet luau [sic]. No
> problem. I built a Cartopper a couple of years ago using BS1088 ply
> and am going to build a Chebacco, Caledonia, or a Tremolino this
> winter and it will also be built using BS1088 ply.
> Forgive me as this has been beaten to death numerous times in the
> past, but I agree with the faction that advocates using the good
> stuff, particularly if you want a lasting product. The bonus is that
> building is easier with quality materials.