Using thicker plywood on the bottom

I am planning to build my first canoe this fall.  The directions for the Sassafras 14 say to use 4 mm plywood or 6 mm plywood for added strength.  Has anyone tried using 6 mm for the lower strips (for added strength) and 4 mm on the upper boards (for reduced weight where added strength is not so important)?

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RE: Using thicker plywood on the bottom

Answering a question with a question: Would it end up costing you more because you might have to buy and extra sheet(s) of plywood to get that differential?

RE: Using thicker plywood on the bottom

I don't think so.  The plans call for, I think, 4 sheets of plywood.  I expect I could figure it out so that I could buy 3 and 1 or 2 and 2.

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