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vintage
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Hi my name is frank tumbarello. I just recently purchased plans for the flying saucer. Due to my supplier lacking good spruce I was hoping pine would be OK for frames if well constructed. Is this ok. Thank you for any advice.

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Frank

Welcome. I don't know where you are. Please add it to your profile. It will help people help you.

For your question... White pine is not good for boat building. But, Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) is good. White is a fast growth wood that is very soft. SYP is a slow growth pine that the lower limbs usually come off and leave long straight gain lumber.

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Thanks so much Bill. I'm from Mass. By the way. I Grew up going to lake winnepesaukee in NH. I fell in love with plywood boats when I inherited an old beat up 8' minimax from a cousin. Miss that little thing. So now with a family of my own I thought the flying saucer would be a nice starter size we can all enjoy. I will heed your advice as a vessels construction should never be compromised with wrong materials. Thanks again. I can't wait to get started!

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hi Frank-
welcome. you have Boulter plywood in your neighborhood. they have all the mahogany and plywood supplies you need for building. ...avoid the PT SYP at Home Depot :lol:
See you on Winni
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Thanks for the tip. Did you build GLORY Days? Beatiful boat.

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Try GreatBay Selectwoods in Portsmouth, NH. They have a great selection of woods. Tons of vertical grain Doug fir to choose from for frames, perfect for your application.
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