ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?

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ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?

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Howdy, I'm building the Geronimo -I'd really like to find ten foot lengths of 3/8 marine ply; eight feet almost but not quite makes it from the stem to the second frame and I don't want to put a butt joint in that part of the boat. And I'm reluctant to try a scarf joint.
I know I have asked on the forum before if anyone has found 10 lengths in southern California and it doesn't seem to be available anywhere here anymore, so I thought I'd ask you folks if you got it ANYwhere here in the lower 48? I may just have to pay shipping.
Also, when it comes to what kind of marine plywood - Doug fir, Meranti (Aqua-tek, Hydro-tek), Okoume - what preferences do you have? It's going to be painted not wood finish. I'm interested in which kind will bend the easiest without cracking. I've heard the hydrotek doesn't bend very well.
Thanks so much for any help here folks. Bob
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Check out http://www.homesteadhardwood.com in Vickery, Ohio When I purchased my material for my Zip they did have 5x10' sheets at the time in different thicknesses.

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Thanks Travis
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If you have a local wood store that you like, as if they can order 10 foot lengths for you. A lot if places only stock 8 foot plywood, but they can easily have their supplier put. Couple 10 foot panels on the truck next time they come around.

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Thanks Aaron, yes I've tried that, no one I've tried in CA will order, biggest one says they don't carry 3/8 and it would cost too much to special order - one in Ohio has minimum of over $300 just for crating and shipping. So I've pretty much decided to try and learn how to scarf plywood! Bob
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i posted this link in another thread but again...a great tool for cutting scarf joints in plywood.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/st ... system+875
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Well, poo. Sorry no one would order it for you. Don't sweat scarfing. Like most things in boatbuilding, it turns out to be pretty easy when you get down to it. I scarfed my plywood joints with a hand plane and patience. Enjoy.

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