How to laminate plywood on the hull

by Tom

I'm working on replacing the bottom of 18' 1969 runabout that has a deep-V plywood hull.

It had a 1/2" mahogany plywood bottom that they somehow got to bend around the curve at the bow.

Being a production boat, they probably had an industrial process to do that.

I'm thinking I should either: A) cover the hull with 6mm marine plywood then 3 layers of fiberglass cloth/epoxy, or B) use two layers of 6mm plywood, laminated.

If I do the two 6mm layers, how can I clamp the outer layer without drilling into it? I'm trying to do a bright finish on the hull, at least on the sides of the hull, and I don't want to use plugs in plywood.


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