Builders' Forum Archives
Re: MC13 Wood
Posted by Kurt Maurer on Jan 11, 2005
Well, I certainly can't add much to what's already been said, except that using a spotlight from behind to check for voids in thin plywood is always a good idea, no matter the grade. As Steve notes, 1088 okoume sometimes falls a little short. It's rare, but it happens.
I have seen perfectly nice (CLC) boats made from luaun, and finished bright. What the heck, if it doesn't have voids, and doesn't delaminate during the construction phase, why, you're all set! The epoxy and fiberglass will hold the show together.
I used 3mm okoume and 4oz cloth on my modified decks, and they're considerably larger than stock. 3 years and lots of abuse later, I can say it works just fine.
The short answer (oops, too late!): get the good stuff, and buy the extra sheet. That's what I did, and even though I'm a poor man, I never regretted it.
Pair O' Mill Creeks Project
In Response to: Re: MC13 Wood by Steve Miller on Jan 11, 2005