Re: [bolger] Re: Plywood 101
- On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Don Ellenbrook <dschurricanes@...> wrote:
> Hi Bruce...This winter I'm building a boat...Next winter its models..I wasMy suggestion is to build the Teal without fiberglass, without paint
> very anxious to build.. after reading & mistakes I have made I will do
> models ...during the winter...Don
and without the fine finish work. Then take it out boating.
A plain wood Teal, joints waterproofed with caulk, is fully FUNctional
and can be built in just a few hours.
The time consuming work, epoxy/glass/sanding, etc. is all unnecessary
for having fun in that boat. (It is only needed for looks, and for
longevity.) It is OK to make and use a Teal as a disposable fun boat.
- 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.