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gf14~16

Post by Tungsten » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:01 pm

In the study plans it says 3/8 bottom,in the bom it says 1/2?Which is it?thx



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Re: gf14~16

Post by OneWayTraffic » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:56 am

I see nobody has replied yet. Usually thinner plywood is used for bottom and hull panels. This is reinforced by biaxial glass both sides and runners etc. The thicker is usually frames. I don't know about the GF specifically however a search will pull it up in 30seconds.

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Post by Tungsten » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:46 am

Maybe Im reading it wrong,could be an up grade to 3/8 bottom.As the BOM doesnt list 3/8, this is what was confusing me.So the 1/2"is for transom and other interior parts..Looking through builds it appears most boats are 1/4 bottoms.
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Re: gf14~16

Post by piperdown » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:02 pm

Tungsten wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:46 am
Maybe Im reading it wrong,could be an up grade to 3/8 bottom.As the BOM doesnt list 3/8, this is what was confusing me.So the 1/2"is for transom and other interior parts..Looking through builds it appears most boats are 1/4 bottoms.
Thanks.
I am building the GF16. It's 1/4" for the bottom and sides. the frames, seat tops and transom's use the 1/2".
The 3/8" referred to in the "options" are the fiberglass/wood/fiberglass sandwich, not 3/8" plywood as an upgrade. You could if you want or add extra layers of fiberglass but I don't think it's needed.
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Re: gf14~16

Post by Tungsten » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:44 pm

ok great thx.

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