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 Post subject: Plywood Thickness
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:38 pm 
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I'm getting ready to purchase plywood for my Sasquatch 14 build. Would 1/8" plywood be to thin for this boat? I plan on using 4oz glass inside and out. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Plywood Thickness
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:01 pm 
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You're an experienced builder and paddler. So you know understand the limits of a hull.

She'll bump off logs and such ok but she won't be "bomb proof".

1/8" marine grade should get it done. Sasquatch has multi panels with multi seams so that adds some stiffness and strength. The plywood will feel "floppy" until you stitch it.

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 Post subject: Re: Plywood Thickness
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:41 am 
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Mine was made from 1/8 th inch wood.
Just be careful when stitching it especially if you are using the copper wire since it will pull threw the wood if tighten to tight or I should say over tight. The normal tightness that we use when making boats will work without causing any problems. :D

Mine is the 14 and turned out at 30 pounds when done.
http://www.southernpaddler.com/phpBB3/v ... =10&t=5530

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 Post subject: Re: Plywood Thickness
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Found a place in Austin that sells 1/8" marine ply for 64 dollars a sheet. I forgot to ask what kind it was. Its a 250 mile round trip plus time. My other option is 3/16" luan. I used it on the paddle board and the bottom of the sabalo. I'm happy with it and both boats are rock solid. But I want to build a light boat. Anyone know of a reasonable place to buy 1/8" ply online?


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 Post subject: Re: Plywood Thickness
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:14 pm 
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I found mine at a specialty lumber store and not the box box ones. Look around for a shop that specializes in plywood or door skins. ( Door skins are 1/8th inch wood )

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