Designs for inboard or outboard power
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I have a question on cold molding methods. If I was to use 3 layers of ply for a planing power boat hull, would you want to put the first diagonal layer on going in a aft to forward direction from keel to chine? Any input is greatly appreciated. The skin would end up as 5/8" thick.
Thanks Bill; I was actually thinking of using 2 layers of 1/4" and one layer of 1/8" all ply. I was thinking of using the 1/8" as the center core. I have read where some use an 1/8" layer of lumber such as Khaya for the last layer but I was under the impression that was for the benefit of having a bright finish. I will be using a painted finish so that is not the reason for me. Is my thinking wrong in going with the center core as the thin one and if so, would I still lay all layers diagonally and end up with the grain direction of the last layer as I originally stated. Maybe it does not matter after everything is glassed over anyway.