V12 fiberglassing question

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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jaysen » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:56 am

One is easier to bend. Get that one. The v12 hull gets very curved forward of mid frame. You need the flexible ply.

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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jeff » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:09 am

Ant, The Okoume BS1088 (Should be Lloyd's Stamped & Certified) is the best Marine Plywood. The Okoume BS1088 is a little lighter and easier to bend. The Okoume BS1088 marine plywood is made in France. The Meranti BS1088 is not Lloyd's certified, a little heavier & stiff. The Meranti is made in Malaysia. Still a good marine ply, just not Okoume. I hope this helps, Jeff

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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by terrulian » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:19 am

I didn't have a good source for Okoume so used Meranti, which still bends easier than fir marine ply. Not sure I follow the price difference you quoted but with the Meranti I had a hard time getting the bend right at the bow on my V10 and would have sprung for the difference even if 50% for the Okoume. It wasn't an option for me but since the only difficult bend is at the bow, if you had enough for that section only, which I think would only be 1 sheet, you could use Meranti for the rest. It's unlikely anyone on the forum is going to recommend hardware store marine ply.
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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Dougster » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:51 am

I used Meranti for the LB22 some years ago. It was a pita getting the bow bend until Jacques said to kerf it. That did the trick. Actually I cut slits 2" wide along the front 3' or so of the side panels. Made the bend easy but a pain to fair. Still, it worked fine.
The next build was Ocoume and life was a bit easier.

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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jaysen » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:27 am

Jeff, what did I get for Lil Bit?

I ask because the bow was a b!tch for me as well. If we all use meranti, then I would tell you go with the okoume. If I build another v12 (which I very much want too) I would buy the okoume.
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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jeff » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:15 pm

Jaysen, both of the V10 & V12 are cut from Meranti!! It is an option to upgrade and I agree that the Okoume is much more flexible. But Meranti is a great marine plywood!!! Jeff

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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jaysen » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Jeff, not questioning the quality of meranti. But from a practical point, the bow of the v12 really wants something easy to bend. If the cost of okoume isn’t prohibitive to the builder it will make it easier to get a pretty bow.
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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jaysen » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Jeff, not questioning the quality of meranti. But from a practical point, the bow of the v12 really wants something easy to bend. If the cost of okoume isn’t prohibitive to the builder it will make it easier to get a pretty bow.
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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by Jeff » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:00 pm

I will talk with Jacques!!! I fully understand your point!! Jeff

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Re: V12 fiberglassing question

Post by terrulian » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:57 pm

This is what I needed to do to get my bow together with Meranti.
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