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Old 05-05-2008
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Sailboat bulkhead material and Location

I'm really using this forum to gear up for a project, thank you very much.

Marine plywood versus standard pressure treated plywood as an alternative for a bulkhead material? Marine plywood needs to be shipped in from Seattle...I can grab a sheet of 3/4" pressure treated right off of the shelf. Any issues with this that folks can comment on?

Follow up, I've been reading about some folks using a fiberglass G-10 panels in a West System write-up as well for an alternative.

Also, Location....is there any reason not to remove a bulkhead while the boat is in the water....structurally or is this a boatyard repair. I can shore up the lateral as required, however without load...mast removed and shrouds not connected, cabin deck supported internally...is there a flex issue with the boat simply floating without a main bulkhead?
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