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Plywood choice for new build

Postby magic232 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:20 pm

Hello All.

I'm looking at plywood choices for a new sabre build. From what I have read BS1088 Gaboon ply 4 mm sheets appears the way to go but what I am concerned about is the quality. Because of my location I will have to ship it up so wont be able to personally inspect each sheet for quality and weight but I'm hoping they average 5 kg each and are fit for the task.
What are people using to build their new ply boats ?
Is there good Aussie ply (name) out there that weighs in well ?
Another query I have is the construction guide mentions unequal ply for the floor. I would guess you can only get what's available at the time ? As I am glassing the hull anyway, can I negate this requirement ?

Thank you

John

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Re: Plywood choice for new build

Postby andymac on Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:40 am

Andrew Denman from Denman Marine in Tas is your man. He brings in the best BS1088 plywood and will select the lightest sheets for a build where weight is critical. Even though he is off the mainland, the subsidised freight works out about the same as from other cap cities.

Good luck with your build.

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Re: Plywood choice for new build

Postby magic232 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:33 pm

Thank you andymac

It's funny you mention that. I was reading a few boat building sites that spoke of him so I emailed him yesterday and then he appears on the front page of the Australian ! Must be a sign :)
Anyhows i will follow it up today. I figure a good boat has to be built from quality material even if it's a little more expensive. Thanks again for your reply.

Regards John
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Re: Plywood choice for new build

Postby JohnL on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:08 pm

Hi John NT,

The sheets I got from Denman Marine weighed in at 6.3 kg per sheet and dropped to 6.2 by the time I got to use them.

The only ply I have found under 6kg per sheet were sheets of Kokoda (I think that's how you spell it) and only about 1 in 10 was down to 5KG.

If you are careful with your glue glass and resin you should be able to get a 41kg boat with sheets that weigh 6kg per sheet.

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Re: Plywood choice for new build

Postby magic232 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:02 pm

Thank you john l for your reply.
I would be very interested in your and members methods of building a light boat. I plan on at least ten millimetre fillets throughout both internal and external plus glass cloth seams and internal and external sheathing with 4 mm ply. What are your thoughts ?
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