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Originally Posted by petergumbrell View Post
Thanks for the responses. I am from north of Toronto, and I sail on Lake Huron. I am planning to use the okoume veneer and will attach it to 1/2" plywood. I am thinking that 2mm veneer should be sufficient. What type of plywood would you suggest that I start with?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but reading your note above, it sounds as though you plan to put a veneer layer over a piece of standard plywood? That is really going about things the hard way.

My suggestion would be to purchase a sheet of marine plywood of appropriate thickness for the job. This marine ply would already have the veneer on the outer layers. No need to purchase a separate veneer layer. If your boat has a teak interior, you can even get teak-veneers.

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