I have just been "given" a Mk 2 Albacore (Fairey).
The boat has some issues...among them some hull repairs that disqualify it as a candidate for a full racing restoration.
However, I am going to use it as a sail-trainer/picnic boat in the Sooke Basin.
The decks need to be replaced. I have a lot of different plywoods available to me. I am planning to epoxy saturate the ply and put dynel over top. The thing is, which ply should I use?
Here's what I have available, in ascending order, costwise...
Rotary cut phillipene mahogany (probably Meranti..)
Finnish birch GLII Aircraft grade
Baltic Birch marine ply (russian)
Phillipene Meranti (Hydro-Tek) (although it is a 4mm ply...)
Teak and Holly ply (would use without dynel...)
Can also get vertical core bamboo.....? Interesting...