Re: [bolger] Re: Plywood 101
- On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Don Ellenbrook <dschurricanes@...> wrote:
> Hi Bruce...I will let you guys know how things work out...Its a veryGreat. You allude to my personal theory about boat building. Cheap
> learning experience for me so far . I have a lot to learn...Don
materials allow you to quickly make many cheap boats. Making boats is
the best way to learn how to make boats. I believe that after
building ten boats, then it makes sense to use the best materials and
to make that "museum piece". In the mean time, it is great to make
many quick cheap boats for the learning experience.
Indeed, to this end, I am a big fan of making boat scale models. Both
physically, and with computer modeling. Models are a great way to
learn about boats and boat building.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "paulthober" <paulthober@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "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.