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Those panels are probably flat enough that you can use a veneered plywood in its place. The more typical compound curves amidships generally don't lend themselves to lining with plywood or panelling. But for looks I still like the battened effect - looks like traditional planking and much more nautical to my eye.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)