Major Problem

9 Responses

  1. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Neil,

    Scrapping a hull seems a little radical. Can’t you go to France and get material directly from there?

  2. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Hey Neil,

    Maybe Wharram’s office can help you find a source. Have you tried
    http://www.europe.boatbuildercentral.com/products.php?cat=14

    or searched
    http://www.boat-links.com/linklists/boatlink-06.html

    Good luck. What ever you do don’t go taking a chainsaw to that hull!!

    Thomas

  3. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Hey Neil,

    Maybe Wharram’s office can help you find a source. Have you tried
    http://www.europe.boatbuildercentral.com/products.php?cat=14

    or searched
    http://www.boat-links.com/linklists/boatlink-06.html

    Good luck. What ever you do don’t go taking a chainsaw to that hull!!

    Thomas

  4. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Hey Neil,

    Maybe Wharram’s office can help you find a source. Have you tried
    http://www.europe.boatbuildercentral.com/products.php?cat=14

    or searched
    http://www.boat-links.com/linklists/boatlink-06.html

    Good luck. What ever you do don’t go taking a chainsaw to that hull!!

    Thomas

  5. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Hey Neil,

    Maybe Wharram’s office can help you find a source. Have you tried
    http://www.europe.boatbuildercentral.com/products.php?cat=14

    or searched
    http://www.boat-links.com/linklists/boatlink-06.html

    Good luck. What ever you do don’t go taking a chainsaw to that hull!!

    Thomas

  6. Tim Cote says:

    Wow, Neil, let’s not get carried away. Scrapping the hull is crazythinking. This stuff, 9mm plywoods, is not all THAT difficult to come by. Even if you had to import a container full yourself from China it would only take 2 months.

    This is one of those "take a deep breath" moments. After a cupa tea, make up a list of every supplier of marine plywood. Take some time to evaluate your criteria for plywood quality—decide what is and what is not acceptable. Remember, you’re not encasing this thing in gold. Make absolutely certain your vision of perfection in a boat (we all keep that vision as an internal yardstick of craftsmanship) doesn’t get in the way of your dream of the sunshine she takes you to. Your two hulls may not be identical mirror images, so what, even identical twins have different fingerprints. Hell, Tikis can be built out of crappy exterior (house) plywood, and many are, so until you sink that low or lower, don’t undo any of the great work you’ve already done.

    Mostly, take time to congradulate yourself on 300hrs of accomplishment. I’ve seen no marking of that milestones in your posts and you should be celebrating it! Your last post shows a definte loss of perspective. We, from afar, can see that this obsticle is quite small and easilly surmountable if you don’t get destructive about it. Yes, you’ve expended too much energy (worry, the worst form of energy loss) on this particular supplier, but now you have the opportunity to let go and move forward. I know you will.

    Tim

  7. Adrian Hall says:

    Have you spoken to Robbins Timber in Bristol? They have a really informative web site and specialise in marine timber. They commission their own grades of marine ply and deliver worldwide at reasonable prices. Whatever you do please don’t scrap the hull!!

  8. Jacques says:

    Hey Neil

    What would be the value of scraping the hull you already made? I guess that you did it because you considered that the plywood was good enough, no? who cares if the two hulls do not match in term of plywood brand/type?

    I have my bottom hulls made of 7 ply 9 mm and part of my upper hulls with 5 plys, big deal…

    Please, do not get discouraged. We all have some bad days as builders, here is mine: I had a fight today with the farmer who host my installation. Is not that bad? I will try to fix the problem this week end.

    Stay focused, keep going and all my support to you Neil.

    Jacques

  9. Jacques says:

    My plywood comes from France (Joubert) through Toronto, so you may want to explore this name.

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