Re: Do I need to tape the seams of plywood bottom panels?
Build it cross-planked. I built a small skiff screw and glue. Scarfed the ply, glassed the bottom and over the chine, feathered and faired the edges of the glass. All of it was pretty easy. But about half way through I realized that if I had built with lumber instead of plywood:3.
1. I would have been done already
2. It would'nt have been as messy
3. I wouldn't have to work stop and go fashion waiting for glue to dry.
4. I wouldn't have to worry about ambient temperature.
Two-cents from a one-boat builder.
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