which kind of plywood is good for a canoe

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by yaasaay, May 22, 2011.

  1. yaasaay
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    yaasaay Junior Member

    hi guys

    help

    which kind of plywood is good for a canoe

    and How thick should a deck usually be and also for the right side and left side in canoe?

    I will wait your answer

    thanks
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You have another thread with the same questions. The answer is always: depends on the design. At the very least post a set of lines of the canoe you plan to build.
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Yaasaay, you can't design a canoe. This isn't a personal dig at you, but just an observation of your previous questions, interests and general knowledge.

    The only plywood to truly consider for a canoe is Okoume. The reason is simple, weight, which is a huge design consideration, especially with a canoe or any small craft. If you want to build a canoe, may I suggest the "Quick Canoe" by Michael Storer. You could build it in a weekend or two, the engineering already done for you and the plans will tell you what size and type of plywood to use.

    http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/storer/qc150/index.htm

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