Boat building plywood in Southern Africa

Discussion in 'Materials' started by robertb, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. robertb
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    robertb New Member

    Hi all,

    I am looking to start building a boat, and being based in Namiba it has proven tricky to find suitable plywood for the project. Does anyone know where to find such plywood in Southern Africa?

    Robert
     
  2. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

    how big is the boat and how long do you want it to last ? I suspect you will have to buy the best you can find and test a sample with epoxy and then soak it in water to see how bad/good it is ....
     
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  4. robertb
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    robertb New Member

    Hi pistnbroke and Manie

    the boat is a Wharram Tiki 46, so it is large, and I would like it to last a long time. I would prefer Joubert or similar good quality stuff, but I may be forced to go with what can be found, so long as it is adequate.

    R
     
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