Lightest, Cheapest, Fastest To Assemble Panels?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by oceannavigator2, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. DennisRB
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    DennisRB Senior Member

    I removed probably 20-30kg of books. I only have all the manuals etc in there now and a few fish books etc. Its only a narrow book case about 250 wide, and 1600 tall with 4 shelves. Being MDF its heavy.

    I weighed my old helm seat setup today with a luggage scale. It was almost 20kg and took up a lot of the seating area with metal bars. Interestingly the elaborate thin wall stainless 70mm tubing and mounting plates only weighed 4kg. The seat and a dodgy metal adaptor base weighed 15kg. I think I can make a setup way less than half the weight which also does not have bars going all across the cockpit seating.

    I need to make a door or 2 as well, so what ever I use has to be light and stiff. I think it will be worth going something other that regular ply in this case.
     
  2. groper
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    groper Senior Member

    Dennis, you can buy the e-lite ply down in Brisbane. (Balsa core, hardwood veneers ) andrew k bought his from Janden ply. There are people down there also doing interior furniture kits from it, mainly in the RV and caravan market. I also believe gunnersens sells it, and anyone who can source austal plywood should be able to order it for you. I would have used it also, but no one up here carrried it in stock, it all had to come up from Brisbane...

    http://www.silversunmotorhomes.com.au/doityourself/

    http://www.yateswood.com.au

    http://www.gen-eco.com.au/product-list.html
     
  3. DennisRB
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    DennisRB Senior Member

    Cheers Groper. I will post back here on prices, just for some comparisons with other materials.
     

  4. Saqa
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    Saqa Senior Member

    There is a new option on the market from the corrugated plastic board mob, Stinger honeycomb. Just like the plastic board but hex cells and smooth face. Around $20 a 8' x 4' sheet, worth a look I reckon
     
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