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by Pittsd
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Malahini
Replies: 7
Views: 4971

Re: Malahini

I figured it would probably take 5 sheets of 4X8 unless there was a creative way to fit the pieces and I also considered using cardboard templates to see exactly what would fit. I guess if I could get Doug Hodder's email address I could find out how many he used. On a similar note, I originally was ...
by Pittsd
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Malahini
Replies: 7
Views: 4971

Malahini

I am building a Malahini and am looking at using 4X8 planking plywood rather than 5X10's. Does anyone know if it will take 5 full sheets to do this?
by Pittsd
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini plywood planking - scarf or butt joint
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Thanks everyone for the tips on the scarf versus butt joint. I had assumed I was going with the scarf but in practicing I found it much more difficult than scarfing a longitudinal member where cosmetics didn't matter. I may try practicing more plywood scarfs but I'm sure a finely cut butt could prod...
by Pittsd
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini plywood planking - scarf or butt joint
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Malahini plywood planking - scarf or butt joint

I am about to order quarter inch planking plywood for my Malahini and would like to finish it natural but I'm not sure whether a scarf or butt joint would produce a more 'seamless' joint. Does anyone have advice here?
by Pittsd
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood for Malahini longitudinals
Replies: 6
Views: 3023

Wood for Malahini longitudinals

I am building a Malahini using mahogany for the frames. It is tough, however, to find long boards up to 18 feet for the sheer clamp, chine, etc. Is it ok to use Douglas Fir for these if I can find something decent at Menards to rip?