Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by terrulian » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:20 pm

Jacques probably would have answered you by now but he's on vacation.

I wouldn't use fir. The cost of the build is nothing compared to the effort that goes into it, and the savings from fir isn't all that great, not even 25% where I am.

I wouldn't do a build on the assumption that it is a "throw-away". I think you'll get into it and enjoy the process. You're not going to "bugger it up." The build is easy and just takes a little patience and you have a whole crew of people ready here to help with questions. And once you've put the care and attention into the build, you're going to love the result and regret using inferior materials.

I really think you'll be able to do the build with 1/4", which Reid confirms is per the BOM for the hull. Making the seats, frames and transom from doubled 1/4" really shouldn't be a problem except for a small amount of weight, but additional strength. I made my breasthook and transom knees from doubled 3/8" so they are 3/4" and I like them that way.

If you have time, wait until Jacques gets back but meanwhile I would not buy the fir.


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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by PaulD » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Thank you Tony, that is good advice.

I suppose what I should do is do some small exercises with scrap plywood...to develop skills with filleting and glassing ply with fiberglass.

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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by terrulian » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:52 pm

Watch the "How-To" videos here: http://bateau2.com/howto-index.php

It really is not hard at all, but I like your plan of doing a test run, which I often do on various projects. You don't need to do anything big, nor waste a bunch of material. You can do a fillet 8" long with glass tape and that will suffice and perhaps give you some confidence. :D
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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:38 pm

I am back from vacation.

The replies above are correct, you can use all 1/4" but I would use quality plywood.
There will be no saving in cost or weight doubling the 1/4" for the framing but is is possible.
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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by Jaysen » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:17 pm

jacquesmm wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:38 pm
There will be no saving in cost or weight doubling the 1/4" for the framing but is is possible.
Is doubling needed?

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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by jacquesmm » Tue May 15, 2018 11:32 am

Jaysen wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:17 pm
jacquesmm wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:38 pm
There will be no saving in cost or weight doubling the 1/4" for the framing but is is possible.
Is doubling needed?
Not if you are careful handling the boat.
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Re: Question: Can V10 be built using all 1/4" ply?

Post by Jaysen » Tue May 15, 2018 1:04 pm

Which means I’ll never scrimp on the framing. Thank you sir!

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