Woods to use on 16' La Chatte Catamaran
by Peter Lawry
I am building a 16' catamaran and need advice on materials to use.
The plans call for plywood construction.
I will be using okume plywood.
The plans call to use sitka spruce or mahogany for most of the solid wood parts.
What type of mahogany is best to use?
Sitka spruce also seems very expensive.
Are there woods that I can substitute for mahogany and sitka spruce? bald cypress? ash? doug fir?
I would like to use cypress for the interior framing, bulkheads, cleats, and ribbands for both hulls.
Is cypress a good choice, or is there another wood commonly found in New England that I could use?
Thanks for your help!
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