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post #15 of Old 11-19-2010
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Just wanted to add:
Steel and fiber-glass are not a good mix. Especially after the boat has been in rough weather a time or two... The seams where the two materials join will probably open up.
If you do go with an under layer of plywood, Then use two layers of ply Each about 3/8 to a 1/2 inches thick. Ensure that the seams & butts over-lap of about half the width & Length of the plywoods. This two layer will strengthen the deck. Then you add your top layer.

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