Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

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Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by valjean » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:29 pm

I'm gathering my materials for my Squirt. Nobody, I mean Nobody around me carries or can get 1/4" marine plywood. Are there any suggestions for an alternative? I'm planning on encapsulating and fiber glassing. This boat will not sit in the water, it will be store in my shop. Please Help! Thanks!

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by rocker » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:56 pm

I'm sure this will bring up a firestorm.Lowes has 5.2mm with type 1 glue but dont tell anyone I told you. :lol:

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:27 pm

I'm ordering mine from here http://marine-plywood.us/ I do have a local source but even with shipping it was much cheaper.

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by vupilot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:43 pm

You are looking at places other than big box stores, right? A quick google search turned up these folks near you.

http://www.timberproducts.com/

http://www.pickenshardwoods.com/index.html

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by red » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:02 pm

do not use the 5.2 mm stuff from lowes for anything you intend to put a gas motor bigger than 2 hp on it will not with stand the stress just my opinion i also think it will break when you try to bend it at the transom

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by valjean » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Paul Kinneberg wrote:I'm ordering mine from here http://marine-plywood.us/ I do have a local source but even with shipping it was much cheaper.

This place cost more to ship than the price of the wood!

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by valjean » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:12 pm

vupilot wrote:You are looking at places other than big box stores, right? A quick google search turned up these folks near you.

http://www.timberproducts.com/

http://www.pickenshardwoods.com/index.html

Gonna try the timberproducts tomorow. The other place is too far and the don't have marine plywood that I can see. Thanks for the help. I'm sure I will eventually find a place. I hope!

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by Trackhappy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:58 pm

You could use the 5.2mm and put on a couple layers of fibreglass to add some thickness and strength.
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by valjean » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:25 pm

vupilot wrote:You are looking at places other than big box stores, right? A quick google search turned up these folks near you.

http://www.timberproducts.com/

http://www.pickenshardwoods.com/index.html
The timber products here can't get marine. I have no idea where to get it! I've checked everywhere in a 60 mile radius and the online places want more for shipping than the lumber!

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by Lowka53 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 am

valjean wrote:
vupilot wrote:You are looking at places other than big box stores, right? A quick google search turned up these folks near you.

http://www.timberproducts.com/

http://www.pickenshardwoods.com/index.html
The timber products here can't get marine. I have no idea where to get it! I've checked everywhere in a 60 mile radius and the online places want more for shipping than the lumber!
here is a link to suppliers I have collected maybe it will help you with your search http://www.facebook.com/notes/home-made ... 4574139228 :roll:
Don't be afraid to attempt anything. You might surprise your self in the attempt.
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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by rocker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:37 am

Trackhappy wrote:You could use the 5.2mm and put on a couple layers of fibreglass to add some thickness and strength.
Thats my thought! :) It's $14.00 a sheet versus $55.00. Hardwood and waterproof glue.
Encapsulate it with a couple layers and it will be fine. 8)

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by steveh41 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:55 am

Try this link for marine ply & hardwood:

http://www.macbeath.com/information/con ... ntact.html

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by jprice » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:59 am

rocker wrote:
Trackhappy wrote:You could use the 5.2mm and put on a couple layers of fibreglass to add some thickness and strength.
Thats my thought! :) It's $14.00 a sheet versus $55.00. Hardwood and waterproof glue.
Encapsulate it with a couple layers and it will be fine. 8)
I think once you add in the cost of the extra fiberglass and epoxy, you'll be right back at the marine ply cost (if not more).
Besides, the key with the marine plywood is the lack of voids in the core layers. Who knows what you're getting with the cheap stuff.

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by valjean » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:03 pm

Interstate Plywood!!!! Memphis, TN They deliver and 1/4" and 3/4". Finally!! Got all my plywood for a little less than $300!

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Re: Can't find 1/4" marine plywood!!

Post by Albanowski » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:48 am

If you need more check with your local "real" lumber yard that sells to high end custom builders. They probably have some or an get it ... assuming you are talking about douglas fir. Good luck
If you build it ...they will come.

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