If not WOOD then WHAT?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Delmer, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Delmer

    Delmer I Love microskiff.com!

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    Ok now that I have the old seats and deck out of the skiff and getting ready to flip her over to sand and paint I started thinking about the new decks and such. If I don't want to use wood to build my decks and floor then what is available and where NEAR Orlando can I get it. I understand there will probably be a significant price difference but I really don't mind.


    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. swaddict

    swaddict Thread Killer

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    Starboard, aluminum with seadeck, ask whitesnooky (i believe he just did a deck with a different product)
     

  3. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Coosa, Divynicell, nidacore, and there are more composite cores. It all depends on how much you want to spend. But be aware that you'll be using more fiberglass & resin with a foam core vs. wood. Reason being foam cores have very little inherent structural integrity. If proper techniques are used along with marine grade plywood it will last a very long time.

    Just my $0.02 ;)

    Good luck!
     
  4. twitch

    twitch Well-Known Member

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    Ya hit the nail on the head.
    Good ol marine ply and biaxial glass.
     
  5. jhadden

    jhadden I Love microskiff.com!

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    AC exterior plywood uses the same glue as MG... only difference is no gaps in plies of MG. Lots cheaper and just as strong. My. 02
     
  6. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    Look carefully at the grade stamp and information on exterior plywood. All that I have seen from the big box stores say it is for construction in protected areas.

    It should say exposure 1 or exterior. There shouldn't be a disclaimer on the price tag that says for temporary exposure during construction. resorcinal glues show up as a brown glue line between the plies of wood core materials. Phenolic resin glues are preferred by most and are harder to see.

    Frank_S
     
  7. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    http://boatbuildercentral.com

    ck it out