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Old 11-06-2011, 07:41 PM
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If your going to use plywood, use exterior grade. The glue will hold up better to the elements.That's if you don't use marine grade. I used 1/2' treated plywood on my sun pad, maybe over kill, but no more rot the last few inches when the drain gets plugged.
I'm going to use marine grade, found a place local for $78/ sheet for 3/4 and $58/sheet for 1/2 (a little more than double the price of treated plywood here locally). I'm going to do the back of the seat in 3/4 and the rest in 1/2, this saves ~60lbs over what is currently there (plus the additional weight of the water logged wood that's there, not much, but it's something.

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:10 AM
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I use 1/2 treated plywood, glassed it all , resin is cheap. light and I wont have to touch it again
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Don't use treated in marine applications especially if you plan to coat with resin, use a good marine ply. The best way to apply resin is to do a hot coat, let that cure then apply another coat with a waxing agent. I go a bit further with my stuff and fully encapsulate the structure with ounce and a half mat. The biggest problem is the edges where the wood can breathe and open up the surface coat.
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I used King Star-Light to re-do my seat and engine cover/hatch. Stuff is flexible, takes staples, will last forever and I paid $86 per sheet locally in Phoenix.
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