replacing the plywood decking

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by baranx4, May 13, 2006.

  1. baranx4
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    baranx4 Junior Member

    I'm wondering if it would be better to use 1/2 ply and use 8 or 10 Oz fiberglass cloth with epoxy or just use 3/4 inch ply and use epoxy.

    Thanks
     
  2. buckknekkid
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    buckknekkid Senior Member

    the 1/2 inch flexs a little. Depending on the size 3/4 is the way to go.
     
  3. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    I would replace it with whatever was on there before and also use some mat or cloth to make the deck more water resistant, durable and to keep the wood from checking. Sam
     
  4. Hunter25
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    Hunter25 Senior Member

    Use cloth, not mat.
     
  5. baranx4
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    baranx4 Junior Member

    I wasn't going to use mat, I had read that it doesn't work well with epoxy.
     

  6. Hunter25
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    Hunter25 Senior Member

    Bingo . . .
     
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