was EU grown, FSC certified 5-ply WBP poplar, rather than the typical marine
ply from tropical hardwoods.
It is not certified as a marine
but was used as an experiment
and has done very nicely so far. Ultimate longevity will not be known for several years...
The port hull
was made with West System and the starboard from Ecopoxy, which the manufacturers describe as soy-based.
Standard West System 6 oz cloth was used as sheathing on both hulls to allow for a fair comparison. The cuddy cabintop starboard will be sheathed with Ecopoxy over Porcher Greenlite 6oz cloth, which is plant-based.
Very lightweight, high quality throughout and easy to work with. It is available from Robbins Timber of Bristol, UK.
Plans and scantlings for a planked version of this boat will be drawn up after the plywood version plans are released for sale
. The planked version will be made available to community boatbuilding projects in the Pacific.
has written several blogs on the subject of this boat at wharram
and there are hundreds of pictures of the build available here: https://picasaweb.google.com/JCapran...eat=directlink
The boat is currently moored at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth, UK and anyone interested to view it should contact Hanneke Boon at James Wharram