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#1 posted 02-06-2010 09:48 AM

Marine ply has more to it than water resistance… the plys have to be solid with no voids because they are use as a structural core material. there are 2 grades 1088 (only buy if it has a lloyds of London stamp there are lots of fakes) which has the highest quality benchmarks and 6566 which is a little lower and good for smaller boats and parts with a lesser structural load… there are a few wood choices in either grade Okumie being the lightest, and some companies have even branded there own panels (hydrotech basically 6566 meranti) (powerply) (eurolite) and so on… Marine ply is quite confusing… however for your part I would use a exterior ply as anything else is overkill… if you must use marine ply find a 6566 grade as you do not need 1088.
I have been building ply core composite boats for 10 years.

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