Looking for Marine plywood in Thailand

Discussion in 'Materials' started by patjah, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. patjah
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    patjah PAt

    I am trying to find a good supplier of marine ply in Thailand does anyone have a supplier they would like to share? The plywood I used on a previous projects was keruing plywood. It was quite heavy but the boat was a full keel displacement hull so not a big deal. This boat will require something lighter. Are the panels coming from Malaysia mainly keruing plywood? Cheers Pat
     
  2. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    There is no marine plywood unless one imports it. Local construction plywood is heavy (about 800kg/m3) and it will rot in humid climate. Better to use polypropylene honeycomb panels with subsequent glassing.
     
  3. patjah
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    patjah PAt

    Marine ply Distributor Thailand

    Thanks for the tip. Is there a company which is a distributor for marine plywood in Thailand.
     
  4. brian eiland
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    I was looking for some 'exterior grade' plywood to make some replacement 'fascia' pieces for our Thai style roofs here in Khon Kaen (attached a few photos of when it was first built, and the deterioration it has suffered).

    I was quite surprised when I visited a local hardware store that appeared to have a number of different selections of plywood, BUT was told that none of it was exterior grade/usage?


    BTW, I have a wooden hull project to ask you about. I'll send it private message.
     

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    Wood Hull & Deck on Canal Trawler

    Dear Alik,
    For several years I have been real interested in a vessel design that is no longer in production. I was interested in one for myself as a nice compact little live-aboard vessel I might retire to.

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    I set about 'redesigning' the vessel to make some minor changes, and to investigate alternative construction processes that might be accomplished without the traditional fiberglass mold building investments etc.

    I started a whole subject thread on my thought processes, and documented it here:
    http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/redesigning-pilgrim-40-trawler-canal-boat-11212.html

    Basically I was beginning to focus in on a 'frameless steel hull' with a nidacore type superstructure.

    Recently an old customer of mine started making suggestion that I consider the possibility of wood for the hull's construction, similar to a boat he had built in the recent past. His was build with a lamination of quality plywoods in an epoxy saturation mode. Some of that discussion is on this page.
    http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=516209&postcount=412

    http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s3/redesigning-pilgrim-40-trawler-canal-boat-11212-22.html

    This is his hull:
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    So my question to you is do you know of anyone in Thailand who could build a good quality hull & deck such as this in epoxy/wood?
     

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    brian eiland Senior Member

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