Re: Delamination-Meranti B1088
As Chuck says, BS1088 does not exist any more(and hasn't for several years). Not all meranti is bad, but there is some real crap out there, as you have found. I found Joubert exterior grade construction ply was streets ahead of half the stuff that is supposedly marine grade - same glue, less voids and nicer face ply's. The other thing is that meranti is a bit like pine as there are numerous varieties. It can range from almost like mahogany to soft pale splintery garbage. I think you'll find that cutting out the planks and cleaning up the frames won't be as bad as you think, and with better quality ply you won't have that sense of nagging doubt when you get on the water. Major PITA I know, but not as bad as an unplanned swim due to structural failure.
Originally Posted by Cuyahoga Chuck
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