restoring old mahogany small boat

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  1. yli nick
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    I am trying to restore this old mahogany boat which I received from a friend. Don't know what's the model... any help will be welcomed.
     
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    this is the boat....i've strated restoration but i am a newbie in this kind of work and i am trying to find the model and some advices including the power of the engine i would need...
     
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    i want to change all the plywood on the bottom, now it has a 5 mm 5 strands of plywood, and i want to put 5 mm okoume covered with 32 strands of 400 g fiberglass with poliesteric, and the upper part will be covered with mahogany 8mm thick, and then also covered in clear epoxy.
     
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    Does "poliesteric" translate to polyester?
    Many people have difficulty bonding polyester to plywood. It can be done. Most use epoxy.

    Ultraviolet light destroys epoxy quickly. Your planned surface treatment needs to be overcoated with a UV resistant clear top coat such as polyurethane or varnish.

    While the framing is exposed why not seal it with 3 coats of epoxy?

    Keep up the good work
     
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    this is the bottom? my question is originaly it has 5 mm plywood in 5 strands..it will be ok if i replace it with 5mm 3 strands marine grade okume?? or better i should put 10 mm on bottom??
    yes i meant polyester resin with gelcoat and then painted...but after i replace all the plywood and the damaged framing where it will be the case.
     
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    this is how bottom framing looks like 20180707_174842.jpg
     
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    after the plywood change all the intwrior will be covered in epoxy. the sides and the upper front side will be planked with 8 mm mahogany planks covered with thin fiberglass and the epoxy and then clear yacht varnish...
     
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    when you said polyurethan you meant clear polyurehan paint or what ??? can you indicate a product??
     
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    and thank you very much for your good advices.
     
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    i will take them in consideration and they are more than welcomed...
     

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