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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:01 pm
I'm having some trouble finding the building materials locally. My local supplier says his distributor doesn't know what Meranti BS1088 is. Is this common? Or should I just buy it off the WWW. Just trying to give some business to the locals
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:51 pm
I thought that I'd have an easy time finding the full spectrum of marine plywood in my area (South Georgia coast), but marine fir is about all they stock, and the prices are high. When I order my ply for my first build I'm probably going to get it from Boat Builders Central (Bateau), hopefully I can arrange a commercial location to have it delivered and save some shipping cost. I figured a big market like Atlanta might have suppliers that stock marine ply, but it doesn't seem like it. I found some boat builders that were willing to sell me ply, but by the time they pay shipping and mark it up, I come out better to order my own. I found the prices at this site really quite good, and I don't mind helping support a worthy enterprise. Good materials are worth the cost, and the support is free- a great deal in my book.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:05 am
PeeWee, I found the same thing about the ply. Not much in the ATL area, just some marine fir. Ordered 18 sheets from the site for my xf20 and thought I might need a sheet of 1/4 later on but could only find fir here. If you need a commercial address to ship to contact me, I'm on the southside. I have since, ordered other supplies and shopped around. My suggestion is get it from Jacque.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:24 am
There is nothing in the Savannah, Beaufort or Charleston area either. I get everything from Bateau. Great quality, great service and good prices.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:32 am
I looked around Augusta, Atl, Columbia, and Charleston. I couldn't find anything that equaled the quality and prices here. Great product, great company, and perfect customer service. Save yourself any future doubt and buy the good stuff from here. It'll be cheaper than rebuilding/fixing the boat later.
Here's a picture of the plywood that was shipped to me. This stuff is just beautiful
It's just too bad I had to cover it in fiberglass.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:17 pm
How much does shipping run for commercial deliver
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:29 pm
Where are you in the Lowcountry?
It's roughly $100 to Savannah. Doesn't matter if it's 1 sheet or 10.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:25 pm
In the Atlanta area you can ordinarily find BS-graded meranti plywood in multiple widths at Atlanta Hardwoods, just inside I-285 on the west side of town.
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:50 pm
pee wee wrote: I found the prices at this site really quite good, and I don't mind helping support a worthy enterprise. Good materials are worth the cost, and the support is free- a great deal in my book.
It cost 130.00 to (commercial) ship my ply to Greenville, NC.
One thing no one has mentioned is that the sale of products from BBC is what keeps this website, and all of the sub-forums within it, up and running
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:30 pm
Thanks for the information. Im just going to order it here then.