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Marine Grade Plywood?
Thank you for asking... Scott is my first name.
I have several months to survey my local area to make sure I get suitable plywood. If I can find marine plywood in my price range, of course that''d by my first choice. It''s when I see the $200 a sheet stuff, that''s something too rich for my blood.
The reason for the 1/4 inch is that I''ve found that curving 1/2 inch ply is very stressful on the wood and it tries really hard to snap back to it''s original shape... which to me is a structural weakness. When one laminates 2 1/4 inch sheets, they bend easily to the desired shape and after the glue dries, they are permanently bonded into that shape... they will not attempt to spring back to flat. Yes, using the glue is a bit more expensive and work intensive, but the end result is better. (of course, in this case, one would make sure to use an entirely waterproof glue).
Loved the little 18'' boat by Antonio Dios? Nifty thing which I imagine would make a wonderful all-purpose lake boat for multiple persons (family boat)