Re: Plywood 101/paper boats
- Hey Y'all;
These guys cover mainly miniature but "full size" is welcome:
--- In email@example.com, "Brian Anderson" <bawrytr@...> wrote:
> Or to get really wild and crazy, a titebond II or III paper mache
> canoe, waterproofed with shellac, or some crazy high-tech two part
> varnish or whatever, sort of an updated paper canoe like the one
> Nathanial Holmes Bishop paddled from Upstate New York to Florida in
> the 1880s:
> The crazy thing was, that they actually used the method in the late
> 1800s to make rowing shells for competition, and they worked out
> lighter and stiffer than the wooden ones, and won pretty often.
> Cheers, Brian
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dnjost" <davidjost@> wrote:
> > wow. a cardboard boat. Next, someone will want to build a canoe
> > split wood saplings and birch bark held together with hide
> > using no exotic materials whatsoever.
> > David Jost
> > Happy Holidays.
- 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.