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Wood for boat building

Hello, I have built a boat using commercial plywood and coated it with one layer of epoxy, I still have not finished the coats but my question is will the commercial plywood hold up after coating it with fiberglass and west system epoxy?

I’m planning on using it a couple of times and I only realized I should have used marine grade plywood instead after building it.

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Apr 16, 2021
Plywood
by: Bill

Once upon a time ‘they’ (advertisers) used to ‘suggest’ that you could build a boat from any old rubbish as long as it was coated with epoxy.

The reality is that marine grade plywood will be much more durable.

But as you have gotten this far you might as well carry on and finish her.

Just be careful to coat all plywood edges etc and keep on top of maintenance, any scratches or damage to the epoxy coating should be repaired as soon as possible.

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