Re: Thoughts on plywood
I'm near completion of a 12-foot sharpie skiff in ply and it was my first boat build. For my second build, I'm looking to traditional lumber and methods. For one thing, I can work in my unheated shop more effectively over the winter. For another, there not as much stop and go waiting for glue to dry--or at least that's my impression.
Still, the ply boat looks good and the sheet material gave this novice woodworker a "can do" attitude from the start.
This new ship here is fitted according to the reported increase of knowledge among mankind. Namely, she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks and wires. It has been told to me she can call voices out of the air or the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep. But sleep though lightly. It has not yet been told to me that the sea has ceased to be the sea.--Rudyard Kipling