Source for 3mm Okoume??

Discussion in 'Materials' started by CatBuilder, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    I've been talking to plywood suppliers and shopping around.

    I've found that most of them only have Okoume in 4mm, when my plans call for 3mm. Because the boat I'm building requires bending of the plywood, if you get plywood that is too stiff, you will not be able to build a good boat.

    Does anyone know where I can source the best (void free) 3mm Okoume that is not stiff, but nice and flexible? The plans say that sometimes the BS1088 is too stiff for the application and suggest BS6566.

    Any input on plywood selection? Any sources in northeast FL or that deliver cheaply? I need a large quantity.
     
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    CatBuilder,
    I would love to help. My best friend has about 100+ sheets left over of 3mm Okoume 1088 that bends around a TIRE. its super flexable and im sure he would love to get rid of it.
    Can you email me and ill give you his number?
    ThX,
    C~
    cmebling@gmail.com
    Only trying to give friend options*
    Thanks.
     
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