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post #6 of Old 01-26-2008
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Okoume is probably overkill for an interior partition in the engine compartment that (now that you've fixed the drain?) isn't likely to get wet so often as it did. (How many years did it take for the original one to rot?) A standard marine plywood piece should be sufficient. Getting the same thickness as the original material that you're patching (either in mm or inches) will make it easier and leave it looking better than a mismatched color/thckness. Take a piece with you to the lumber supplier to make sure it matches, since the plywood makers and their marketing departments have been having fun increasing productivity by shaving thicknesses in some cases. (13/16" is the new 3/4", for example...)
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