Building with strip planking?

by Jon
(Fairhope,AL USA)

What type of results could I expect by building a 15 foot planning hull boat using pressure treated long leaf yellow pine for bead and cove strip planking with fiberglass sheath inside and out (e.g. Rot, hull strength, etc...)?


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Apr 25, 2012
Long Leaf Yellow Pine Pressure Treated?
by: Jon

Thanks very much for the input.

This is my first go around and I just enjoy the way the strip and plank look finishes out.

From what I am reading I know it will be more time consuming, however being so far south our boating season runs throughout most of the year, so we should get it in the water by late fall.

Apr 25, 2012
Planing Hull
by: Anonymous

I don’t see why not Jon,

On the other hand for a planing hull, I would have thought that plywood would have been an easier and perhaps even better material.

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