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02-17-2016, 12:27 PM
I'm starting to think about candidates for decking material for my TomCat project. Ultimately, it will be glassed & painted for a canvas-like appearance. I'm thinking 2 (3?) layers of 1/4" plywood to accommodate the slight curvature. With all the recent negative comments regarding Fir ply, I've already ruled that species out. So been looking at Meranti & Okoume. Price-wise, there's really no contest. At a local lumberyard, 4X8 sheets of Aquatek (Meranti) is $50, while Jobert (Okoume) it $93. So, unless there's some overwhelming reason not to use the Meranti, that would be my choice. Any comments or suggestions???

boat fan
02-17-2016, 02:14 PM
Nothing wrong with Meranti.

Unless every ounce of weight really counts.