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Old 20-10-2013, 14:56   #46
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Re: Replacing the cockpit with Plywood

I had a trawler that the deck/cabin was unglassed ply (on the inside) and thick fiberglass over. The boat was 30 years old and there seemed to be no ply rot, even though it was in Florida and quite steamy inside the hull when you opened a hatch. It appeared to be just normal fir ply, def not bruynzeel. I know ply often rots when encapsulated with glass. Do you suppose it's better left to breath??
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Old 20-10-2013, 15:05   #47
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I had a trawler that the deck/cabin was unglassed ply (on the inside) and thick fiberglass over. The boat was 30 years old and there seemed to be no ply rot, even though it was in Florida and quite steamy inside the hull when you opened a hatch. It appeared to be just normal fir ply, def not bruynzeel. I know ply often rots when encapsulated with glass. Do you suppose it's better left to breath??
Was it painted?
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Re: Replacing the cockpit with Plywood

No, bare wood.
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Old 20-10-2013, 16:16   #49
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Who said what?

Yes but back to what the op was asking...You are absolutely right. Coosa is the only way to go. We are all idiots, amateurs and gosh darn it...just silly using ply. Time we all buck up, tear out all the ply in our boats and use Coosa. After all...do we want to be right or happy.


Dude, you know perfectly well that post was in reference to the OP's cockpit, which will obviously be painted, and not your posts about interior finish. No one is suggesting anyone tear anything out. Just that when building something new, you might consider that it's the 21st century and there are better options than ply for this, which happen to also cost less money and be easier to work with. You may not want to embrace a new and better way of doing things, that's fine. Be a Luddite and stick with your old doomed to rot ply. But don't try to pretend that ply is somehow better than Coosa when you have no idea, just to start an argument. People come here to learn, and someone might actually believe you.
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Dude, you know perfectly well that post was in reference to the OP's cockpit, which will obviously be painted, and not your posts about interior finish. No one is suggesting anyone tear anything out. Just that when building something new, you might consider that it's the 21st century and there are better options than ply for this, which happen to also cost less money and be easier to work with. You may not want to embrace a new and better way of doing things, that's fine. Be a Luddite and stick with your old doomed to rot ply. But don't try to pretend that ply is somehow better than Coosa when you have no idea, just to start an argument. People come here to learn, and someone might actually believe you.
Sorry, no...you had referenced that you use Coosa and mentioned it painted and I assumed that's what you did. The thread had slid sideways when the argument of ply came into light, so i did not know you were referring to the OP. So go ahead and continue to slander people who don't share your point of view. If it makes you feel good that is.
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