Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?

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Reggie
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Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?

Postby Reggie » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:04 pm

I was wondering whether this ply seemed up to spec for boat building? Don't really understand the terms very well. Many thanks.

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Andy Garrett
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Re: Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?

Postby Andy Garrett » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:08 pm

I did a bit of research on it (as I'm sure you have).
I recognized a species of wood in there which is the same as Auqatek--a trusted marine ply.

It looks ok to me, but without some first hand testimonials, I'd limit it to a lower performance hull.
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Re: Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?

Postby kens » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:46 pm

Is both of those certificates applied to the same plywood?

The second one that meets requirements of BS 1088, is a high quality marine ply
The first one spec EN 13986, I do not know

Which spec is applying to the ply in question?
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Any thoughts on this Marine Ply?

Postby Reggie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:02 pm

I was sent both in an email by the supplier - I am assuming the second BS1088 one is the important part to look at.

Its just I am very aware that BS1088 has become a bit of a toothless verification system without actually been Lloyds certified as so many manufactures are using it simply to "brand" their wood rather than actually meet a certain requirement.


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