Q: Runabout Inner Hull

Q: Runabout Inner Hull

Post by ODJennin » Mon, 07 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Am debating the best method for rebuilding the inner hull  on a
Chris-Craft. I'm using marine plywood for the inner hull instead of the
original solid planks. Will I get a stronger hull by taking advantage of
plywood's larger sizes, or should I cut the plywood to match the width of
the original planks? This will be a traditional hull, no epoxy. My first
impression seems to be fewer, larger, planks with the plywood, but most
articles show the plywood cut into traditional sizes. Can anyone offer an
opinion?
Thanks

 
 
 

Q: Runabout Inner Hull

Post by Pat Fo » Tue, 08 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Am debating the best method for rebuilding the inner hull  on a
>Chris-Craft. I'm using marine plywood for the inner hull instead of the
>original solid planks. Will I get a stronger hull by taking advantage of
>plywood's larger sizes, or should I cut the plywood to match the width of
>the original planks? This will be a traditional hull, no epoxy. My first
>impression seems to be fewer, larger, planks with the plywood, but most
>articles show the plywood cut into traditional sizes. Can anyone offer an
>opinion?
>Thanks

The forward say, 1/3 of boat will have to be done with narrow plywood
planks.  (Plywood won't bend in two directions.)  The rest can be
sheets of plywood. Sometimes, if one is concerned about judging, the
plywood is scored so that it looks orginal.

Regards,
Pcf

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